Five things you might not know about WDYTYA? star Emma Willis

By Harriet Beadnell, 1 August 2017 - 10:33am

Big Brother and The Voice UK presenter Emma Willis traces her Birmingham ancestry on Thursday 3 August 2017. Here's five things you might not know about the star...


Don't miss Emma Willis' episode of Who Do You Think You Are? on Thursday 3 August 2017 (Photo: Getty Images) 

TV presenter and former model Emma Willis stars in series 14 of Who Do You Think You Are?

Emma explores the lives of her Birmingham ancestors in her episode of the show.  

Here are five things you might not know about the star...
 

1. Heart FM

Alongside her work as a presenter on The Voice and Big Brother, Emma also presents a Sunday radio show with Stephen Mulhern on Heart FM.
 

2. Model looks 

Emma started her career as a fashion model, landing shoots in magazines such as Marie Claire, Vogue and Elle.
 

3. Prince's Trust ambassador 

Emma is a proud ambassador for charities including The Prince’s Trust. She famously hosted the ‘Access All Areas’ for the Prince’s Trust 30th birthday concert.
 

4. Nursing dreams

When Emma was growing up, she dreamed of a career in medicine. Rather than follow in her mum’s footsteps to become a nurse, she landed her first modelling job at the age of 17 before going on to present for MTV.
 

5. Rushton Hall

Rushton Hall was the venue for Emma's wedding to Busted pop star Matt Willis back in 2008. The property in Kettering, Northamptonshire, is famous for its stunning 16th-century architecture. 

 

Will Emma find any medical ancestors in her family tree? Tune into BBC One at 9pm on Thursday 3 August to find out!

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