Big Brother presenter Will Best has opened up about his connection to former host Davina McCall.
The 38-year-old star worked with Davina, 55, on Sky 1's Got To Dance and a decade ago and he says she's "the nicest person in the world". He is set to follow in her footsteps by hosting the iconic reality show alongside AJ Odudu when it returns this weekend.
Speaking about spending time with Davina in the past, Will told Daily Star and other press: "I worked with Davina years and years ago on Got To Dance when I was doing T4 and she was the host of Got To Dance on Sky and I did the kind of spin-off show. So I would be interviewing her and stuff on set and I just remember her being the nicest person in the world. The whole show had a nice energy because she was so lovely."
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Will has also worked with AJ before and the pair have said they know each other's "pet peeves". AJ explained: "Will's got a penchant for picking his nose." Will explained: "When we used to work together a long time ago, very occasionally, on a long shoot day, AJ might look across and I might have occasionally been picking my nose, and biting my nail but they go hand in hand, right?"
"You can't have your nails too long if you pick your nose. You have to have the right length to get the good stuff." Will went on to gush over "perfect" co-star AJ. He said: "There's nothing AJ does that annoys me but now I feel like I should try and think of something. She's just perfect and amazing."
The dynamic duo also revealed their nerves ahead of their debut and have been eased by the support from previous presenters. Will said: "You know, I think doing any show is big, obviously there's going to be nerves attached, there's pressure attached. But I think one of the best things about doing this, is one, I'm just excited that Big Brother is coming back first of all.
"I've been a massive fan of the show over the years, so for the show to come back, for something you love to come back and then to actually get a chance to work on it, that immediately overrides anything else."
Aj agreed "I absolutely echo everything that Will said. You know the pressure is on, it's a big show, it's everyone's baby. We all grew up watching it but then there's a whole new audience that we want to bring along on the ride as well. And also it's had previous presenters who both Will and I both love, adore and respect, they're the nation's sweethearts, and we want to do everyone proud."
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"So yeah, while the pressure is on and that can be very daunting, it's definitely counter-balanced by the fact that I'm presenting alongside Will. He's really good at his job and I'll be in safe hands with him and vice versa, so I'm actually more excited than nervous for sure."
Davina presented Big Brother from 2000 until 2010 until the show moved from Channel 4 to Channel 5 when it was then hosted by former winner Brian Dowling followed by Emma Willis until it was cancelled in 2018.
Big Brother: The Launch airs Sunday, October 9 on ITV1, ITV2 and ITVX at 9pm
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