The presenter, 43, previously hosted Big Brother from 2013 until 2018, when the final series aired. In an interview with OK! Magazine, Emma Willis opened up on the day the Borehamwood house was demolished, explaining how she had been at the studios filming The Voice UK at the time. “I was filming The Voice, so I wasn’t just there pining but it was sad!” she said. “I hadn’t thought about it on my way to the studios.
“They pulled up right in front of the house,” Emma continued.
“I heard trucks reversing and flattening things, and I couldn’t look.”
She remembered how she was close to the action as the old Big Brother house was flattened, adding: “As if to stab me in the heart just a little bit more, they put me in my old Big Brother dressing room on the ground floor right next to it.
“It was so warm that the windows were open and you could hear it all going on.”
Emma joined the Big Brother family in 2013, after the reality series moved from Channel 4 to Channel 5 two years earlier.
The show was presented by former winner Brian Dowling, 40, for two series before Emma took over.
The Voice UK favourite also revealed she had taken several souvenirs from the Big Brother set when it came to an end.
“I went on a right robbing spree!” she told the publication.
Listing the items, she continued: “The golden cockerel, which is now outside my front door. The badger behind the sofa in the living room is also in my house. We’ve got a couple of little squirrels in our kitchen and the gold three wise monkeys as well.
“We didn’t rob it blind, by the way,| she added.
“I took the number 13 duvet; I thought that was quite a moment from the series.
“I just walked out of there like I’d been shopping!”
Emma, who has presented The Voice UK since 2014, is married to Busted star Matt Willis, 35, and the couple have three children together.
They first met in 2005, with Emma previously saying she “chased him down a little bit” before they got together.
Matt and Emma tied the knot in 2008, with the musician marking their 10th anniversary last year by posting a sweet message in view of his 366,000 Instagram followers.
“I actually managed to hang on to her for 10 years… I’m still not sure how?” he wore. “I know I’m punching before you all comment that!
“I’m the luckiest guy in the world. I get to spend the rest of my life with this kind beautiful powerful woman.
“She is the most amazing wife and mother and I could not be more proud to be her husband,” Matt concluded.