‘The Voice’ retains Emma Willis as host – but axes Marvin Humes

Co-presenting duo split up as show moves to ITV

ITV bosses have announced that Marvin Humes will not be kept on as a presenter when The Voice returns in 2017.

Emma Willis, who presented the reality singing contest with Humes since 2014, will remain and become the sole host of the series.

Having been shown on BBC1 since it began in 2012, ITV bought the show and next year’s series will be the first on the channel. Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates presented the show for its first two seasons before they were replaced by Willis and Humes in 2014.

After the announcement, Humes said: “I’ll miss working with Emma and the team. It’s one of the best shows on TV, and I’ll definitely be tuning into the new series.”

Humes admitted during the recent series at the start of 2016 that he wasn’t sure if he would be kept on as a presenter. He told Loaded: “I’d love to carry on doing The Voice, 100%. It’d be great to carry on working with the show, as I love doing it. It feels like home to me. But if I don’t get to do it, I’d totally get that. You see change happen on other shows all the time. It’s part of the game.”

Since his old band JLS split in 2013, Humes has released three house singles as LuvBug. The most recent, ‘Best Is Yet To Come’, featured [a[Scouting For Girls[/a] singer Roy Stride and was released in April.