Emma Willis was born on March 20, 1976 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK. She is an actress, known for EastEnders, The Keith and Paddy Picture Show and Red Bull Air Race World Series. She has been married to Matt Willis since July 5, 2008.
Emma Willis Early life
Emma Willis was born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, attending Wylde Green Primary School and then John Willmott School in Sutton Coldfield. Emma began modelling at the age of 15, and during her career worked for a range of magazines, retailers and companies including Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue, GAP and Chanel.
Emma Willis Career
Willis got her first big break presenting on MTV in 2002 before presenting various other shows, including guest-hosting shows such as CD:UK, This Morning and Loose Women.
In 2007, Willis presented ITV2 spin-off series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! NOW! with her husband Matt before departing in 2008. She presented numerous episodes of The Hot Desk on ITV2 between 2008 and 2014. In September 2012, Willis became a permanent presenter on This Morning, presenting segments in The Hub, taking over from Coleen Nolan. The feature was axed in 2014. She was also a stand-in presenter on the main show when Holly Willoughby or Ruth Langford were absent and returned to guest present the show with Rylan Clark-Neal in 2018.
In 2007, Willis guest hosted the tenth week of Big Brother’s Big Mouth. In 2010, Willis began presenting a Celebrity Big Brother online spin-off show entitled Celebrity Big Brother’s Big i. While presenting the online spin-off in the same series, Willis also presented another edition of Big Mouth when Davina McCall entered the Big Brother house as part of a task. She was then later announced as the new co-presenter on the final series of Big Brother’s Little Brother, hosting opposite George Lamb.
In 2010, it was announced that Emma Willis would replace Melinda Messenger on the Channel 5 series Live from Studio Five, but after only two months, Willis announced she would be departing in order to co-present Big Brother’s Little Brother and was therefore replaced by Jayne Middlemiss.
Emma Willis Personal life
On 5 July 2008, Emma Griffiths married Busted member Matt Willis at Rushton Hall, Northampton shire, after three years of dating. The wedding was featured in OK magazine. She gave birth to their first child, Isabelle. In November 2011, the couple had a second child, Ace, and in May 2016, Willis gave birth to her third child, Trixie.
Some FAST FACTS About Emma Willis
- Began modeling aged 17, working for Elle, Vogue, Chanel and Marie Claire
- Got her big hosting TV break on MTV UK in 2002
- Was long-listed for Most Popular Entertainment Presenter at the National Television Awards in 2014
- Became the celebrity ambassador for the shaving brand Gillette Venus in 2015
- Is an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust
Emma Willis RELATIONSHIPS
- Isabelle Catherine Willis — Daughter
- Trixie Grace — Daughter
- Alex Zane — Ex-significant Other
- Steve Griffiths — Father
- Matt Willis — Husband
- Cathy Griffiths — Mother
- Rebecca — Sister
- Sharon — Sister
- Ace Billy Willis — Son