Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates
Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates to host The Voice UK BBC

TV presenters Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates have been named as the hosts for the BBC's new talent competition, The Voice.

BBC bosses confirmed today that former Celebrity Juice presenter Willoughby and Radio One DJ Yates will be fronting the British version of the American talent show when it launches in the spring.

Willoughby, 30, who gave birth to her second child in April, comes to the show with bags of talent after previously hosting the X Factor's spin-off show, The Xtra Factor. She has also had presenting stints on Celebrity Wrestling, Dancing On Ice and This Morning.

The news follows weeks of speculation that Willoughby left Dancing On Ice for the new show, with sacked Daybreak host Christine Bleakley set to take her place.

Her 28-year-old co-host will bring his distinctive musical knowledge to the show after working closely with MTV and the MOBO Awards.

The presenters shared their excitement about their new TV gig after they were finally able to share the news.

In a statement, Willoughby said: "I'm so excited to be hosting The Voice. When it launched in America, I watched one of the shows and thought it was just a fantastic format. Then when I heard it was coming to the UK, I thought to myself how incredible it would be to be a part of it.

"It's going to be one roller coaster of a ride and I can't wait to get started!"

On a high note, Yates added: 'I'm so delighted to get this job and be part of such a credible music show."

UK singer Jessie J has already been confirmed as the first of four celebrity vocal coaches for the show.