Big Brother's Emma Willis thanks doctors after being rushed to hospital

The Voice UK Emma Willis

Big Brother host Emma Willis has thanked doctors after being rushed to hospital.

The telly presenter - who also fronts The Voice UK on ITV - underwent emergency surgery over the weekend.

In a post on Instagram, Emma shared: "It's been a funny old week.

"A week ago yesterday, I was meant to take @mattjwillis [Emma's husband] on a surprise birthday trip to ibiza.

"Instead, at 6am, I entered Barnet General A&E with a stomach ache that was getting progressively worse."

Emma continued: "I thought I may be wasting everyone's time with a bad case of trapped wind 😳, but 9 hours later, I was wheeled into theatre and what they found was a horribly infected appendix."

Posting a picture of herself alongside a doctor, Emma explained: "The man in this picture was my surgeon, Marco Venza.

"He, and his team, were incredible. Thank you so so much for taking care of me and for putting me at ease every time I panicked!"

Emma added: "Thank you to Amy, Scarlet, Karen, Caroline, Sophia, Jan, Mary-Beth, Gemma, Maha, Clement, Gabriel, and all the other brilliant and kind people who work on Damson ward.

"And finally, to everyone working their butts off within the NHS fighting to make it work, thank YOU! #longlivetheNHS"

Now fighting fit, Emma is readying to host the summer series of Big Brother.

She teased last week: "It's shaping up to be a really good one. I can't wait to embrace the madness."

The show is expected to launch in June on Channel 4.

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