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Everything We Know About Love is Blind UK Power Couple Emma & Matt Willis

This showbiz power couple are set to present the first ever Love is Blind UK series - so here's everything you need to know about Emma and Matt Willis

Emma and Matt Willis both wearing black outfits posing in front of a light yellow background
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Emma and Matt Willis both wearing black outfits posing in front of a light yellow background
Getty Images Entertainment / David M Bennett

We're lucky in the UK to have a number of TV and showbiz power couples, including power couple Emma Willis and her husband Matt Willis.

Both famous in their own right, these two have overcome leaps and bounds both personally and professionally - but one thing that's stood the test of time thus far is their relationship.

Despite hardship and being in the public eye for so long, Matt Willis and wife Emma have always presented a united front when it comes to their marriage. We love a resilient pair!

Wondering with other national treasure duos we have? Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash and newlyweds and podcast duo Jamie Laing and Sophie Habboo are just a couple of our faves.

Emma Willis & Husband Matt Willis: Everything We Know

Both Emma and Matt Willis have shone in their careers separately - neither are strangers to success and opportunities - but their latest venture will see them come together to take on a presenting role as a couple - and we couldn't be more excited.

As the launch of Love is Blind UK dawns ever closer, we thought it was about time we took a closer look at the power couple who will be fronting the first ever series of the Netflix hit.

Here's everything we know about Matt and Emma Willis, from their tv shows and programmes, to their wedding and relationship. 

Who is Emma Willis? 

Emma Willis posing at an event wearing a red choker halter neck dress and her hair in a straight bob
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Emma Willis is a showbiz heavyweight here in the UK, she's presented countless British programmes throughout her two decade-long career, but before we get into that, let's rewind. 

Emma was born Emma Louise Griffiths in Birmingham in 1976. Her professional career began when she started modelling at age 15. This lead to her working with a range of retailers and magazines in her early career including GAP, Chanel, Marie Claire and Elle.

However it was in 2002 when she had her first big break in the presenting world. She got herself a job with MTV UK for a year, before moving onto present Total Request Live until 2005.

TV Shows With Emma Willis

Emma Willis became well-known to British viewers when she landed the gig presenting Big Brother's Big Mouth in 2005, and remained in the Big Brother family for years to come, presenting eight series of Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side, four series of the non-celebrity version, as well as landing the job of presenter for Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother between 2013 and 2018. 

She has also presented a selection of household-favourite shows throughout her career, including I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Now!, Loose Women, This Morning, The Voice UK, The Circle (and it's celebrity counterpart), Comic Relief and The Brit Awards to name just a few.

Emma Willis is arguably one of the most well-known TV presenters in the UK, but it's not just TV she's known for. The star also presented Sunday morning shows on Heart Network for six years between 2012 and 2018, too - is there anything she can't do?

Just when we thought we'd exhausted the list of Emma Willis's talents, we remembered you can add midwife to the list of things she's brilliant at.

Perhaps one of her most famous shows is Emma Willis: Delivering Babies which began airing in 2018 and continues to film now. The documentary series saw Emma go behind the scenes and train as a midwife, giving viewers an insider-look into what really goes into delivering babies as a midwife in the UK.

She also took part in her husband Matt Willis's TV programme, Matt Willis: Fighting Addiction, which documented his battle with alcoholism and addiction - but more on that later. 

Who is Emma Willis Married To? 

Emma Willis's husband is none other than Busted boyband extraordinaire Matt Willis. Emma and Matt got married in 2008 and have been together ever since. For a full relationship timeline and details on that Emma Willis wedding dress, scroll down! 

Who is Matt Willis?

Matt Willis wears a white shirt and holds a guitar as he performs on stage with one hand up in the air
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Matt Willis is a British singer, songwriter and musician, born in Tooting, London, who is most well-known for co-founding and being a part of famous boy band Busted. 

As well as being a musician and artist, his career highlights also include acting, presenting and much more. 

He grew up between London and Surrey and, after being asked to leave his secondary school, joined the Sylvia Young Theatre School which he attended along with the likes of fellow stars such as McFly's Tom Fletcher, Blue's Lee Ryan, actress Billie Piper and the late singer Amy Winehouse.

Matt Willis first encountered fame in 2000 when he, alongside Charlie Simpson, and James Bourne formed pop-punk band Busted. The group co-wrote all their own songs, along with the help of Tom Fletcher from McFly (fun fact for you all!), and had a successful run winning two BRIT awards, releasing four albums and selling more than five million records worldwide.

The band parted ways in 2005, before announcing their comeback as McBusted (compromising of Matt Willis, James Bourne and the McFly boys) in 2015 and toured the year after.

In 2016, the original Busted group began releasing music again, and although Matt toyed with a solo career, the group are still touring together now in 2023. 

Matt Willis TV Programme & Theatre Career

As well as music, Matt has also dabbled in the world of TV.

In 1998, he appeared in an episode of Eastenders as a teenager, and also featured in episodes of The Bill and Casualty in 2000.

In 2006, Matt took part in I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here and won! He came first in his series alongside runners up Myleene Klass and actor Jason Donovan. Following his success on the show, he and now-wife Emma Willis presented the after show for the following two years. 

In 2023, Matt Willis released a tv programme documentary which told the very raw story of his struggles with addition. The show outlined the pressure his battle with addition has put on his family and his wife Emma, and looks back at some of his toughest times, revisiting rehabilitation centres he's stayed in and his childhood home.

Who is Matt Willis's Wife?

Matt Willis has been married to his wife Emma since 2008. And we're about to give you a full relationship timeline which details it all!

Matt & Emma Willis: A Relationship Timeline

Emma Willis wears a black dress next to husband Matt Willis in a tuxedo as they pose for the press
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Here's everything we know about Emma and Matt Willis and their relationship, from the year they met, almost two decades ago, to present day as they begin a new presenting job together. 

2004 - The First Meet

Matt and Emma Willis met for the first time in 2004. At the time, Matt had just released his second studio album with Busted, and Emma was presenting with MTV. 

2005 - Dating Started

An old picture of Emma and Matt Willis posing at an event smiling
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Emma and Matt began dating. At the time, Matt was spending time in and out of rehabilitation centres, as detailed in his documentary. 

2007 - The Proposal

After two years of dating, Matt proposed to Emma. The couple flew to Venice for a birthday treat for Emma and Matt proposed to her on a bridge in one of the most romantic cities in Europe. 

2008 - A Matt & Emma Willis Wedding

Emma willis with a friend at her wedding. He is wearing a burgundy suit and she is wearing her ballgown wedding dress

And fans didn't have to wait long for a Matt and Emma Willis wedding - the pair tied the knot just a year later in 2008 at Rushton Hall in Northamptonshire. 

The blushing bride wore a stunning Phillipa Lepley tulle wedding dress with a thick waistband and V-neck, which she then re-wore ten years later when the couple renewed their vows. 

2009 - Baby Number One

Emma and Matt welcomed their first child Isabelle in June 2009.

2011 - Baby Number Two

The couple had their second child, Ace, in November 2011.

2016 - Baby Number Three

Trixie, Emma and Matt's third child was born in May 2016. 

2018 - Celebrating 10 Years

To celebrate their ten year anniversary, Emma Willis became one of those celebrities who re-wore their wedding dress (we love to see it!) as they renewed their vows surrounded by family and friends.

2023 - Love is Blind UK

Emma and Matt Willis are announced as the presenters of the first ever Love is Blind UK series, due to launch in 2024. 

While we wait for the series to start, check out our roundup of reality TV couples who are still together - let's see if any of the new Love is Blind UK couples get added next year... We also have the low-down on all the celebrity couples who met on set - some will really surprise you!