Emma Willis leaves The Voice launch early due to sickness as the judges reunite for foursome performance

EMMA Willis was forced to leave The Voice launch early after becoming unwell.

The presenter put on a brave face as she posed for pictures and did TV interviews before exiting out the back door.

Emma Willis was forced to make a quick exit from The Voice launch

Mentor Olly Murs had to step in to host the private event at the W Hotel in London where he performed alongside Sir Tom Jones, Jennifer Hudson and will.i.am.

Emma made no mention of the fact she was poorly when she posted snaps at the event last night.

She told her followers: “The Voice 2019 has officially launched back on ya telly this Saturday!”

But the cat was let out of the bag when Moves singer Olly told crowds: “I’m stepping in for Emma Willis who was meant to be introducing us all.

Judges Jennifer Hudson, Sir Tom Jones, Olly Murs and will.i.am joined Emma Willis on the red carpet


The 42-year-old looked incredible in a pink velvet suit before making her speedy exit[/caption]

“You might have noticed she’s not here.

“She had to leave because she’s ill, bless her.”

Sir Tom Jones kicked off the surprise gig with an incredible performance of You Can Leave Your Hat On.

The 78-year-old sung to crowds after watching a screening of the first episode, which airs tomorrow night.

The judges sang together for a surprise performance
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He was followed by 34-year-old Olly who was keen to show off his new track Moves.

His co-star Jennifer then stepped in to deliver a flawless ballad called Remember the Music.

She movingly sang the lyrics telling crowds, “this bit is about me”.

Jennifer – whose mum, brother and nephew were tragically shot dead by her brother-in-law – sang: “In the past it’s been hard as hell.
“You don’t know, know how much pain I felt.

Jennifer sang her heart out in a beautiful ballad
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“But everybody’s got a story to tell.
“Sometimes you got to face the music and play by yourself.”

The intimate gig ended with the foursome singing their own version of The Beatles’ Come Together track.

The new series, which features the famous red chairs, kicks off again at the same time as BBC One dancing show The Greatest Dancer featuring Cheryl Tweedy.

For the first time ever, The Voice will allow trios to audition, rather than limiting it to solo acts and duets.

  • The Voice UK, hosted by Emma Willis, airs on ITV on Saturday January 5 at 8pm.


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