The Voice UK host Emma Willis has spoken out about a mystery illness that has left her 'reassessing her life' after she was left feeling stressed and bloated.

The sudden bout of the unexplained condition saw her 'puff up' and the former Big Brother presenter decided that she had to make big changes to her lifestyle.

It was a visit to a nutritionist that helped Emma get back to who she felt she was and on their recommendation, she took up Pilates and looked at her self-care habits.

Speaking to Women's Health, the 43-year-old TV personality said: "Normally, I'm a very positive, happy person and suddenly I wasn't, and that really affected me.

"I went to see a nutritionist, who did some tests, and it turned out to be lots of different things that were all over the place.

"Stress, inflammation in my body, as well as being puffy and bloated, and I was just knackered.

"You don't realise that those things affect your body in the way that they do, until you're not in a good place. I had to reassess everything.

Emma is looking to improve the body confidence of UK women and girls and has become an ambassador for the magazine's Project Body Love campaign.

The mother-of-three said she encouraged her children with Busted star husband Matt to be happy in their own skin.

Emma said: "I tell my children they're beautiful, but that's more about their character as the way they look.

"We never talk about size or what's 'normal', as everyone is unique. I definitely don't mention things that might worry me about my own body in front of them.

"I can't remember my mum ever talking in a negative way about her body. We grew up seeing her in a bikini on holiday or getting out of the shower. We've always been quite open in that respect."

The former model also reflected on her own journey to feeling confident.

She said: "It's funny because, when I was younger, my body was 'better', but I was more insecure about it.

"Then, in my thirties, I had children, so loved my body because of what it had produced.

"I'm also more aware as I get older of being healthy, and taking care of my body from the inside, rather than thinking about how it looks from the outside."

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