Amanda Holden Biography
Amanda Holden (Amanda Louise Holden) was born on 16th February 1971 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom. She is an actress, television presenter and singer.She is popularly known as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.
Amanda Holden Age
She was born on on 16th February 1971 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
Amanda Holden Husband
In June 1995 she married comedian Les Dennis, they temporary split in 2000 when Holden’s affair with actor Neil Morrissey was exposed in the press, before eventually separating in December 2002 and divorcingin 2003. On 10th December 2008 she married record producer Chris Hughes.
Amanda Holden Wedding
She married record producer Chris Hughes at Babington House, Somerset, on 10 December 2008 with former Formula One racing driver David Coulthard acting as best man.
Amanda Holden Children
Holden gave birth to her first child with her fiancé, record producer Chris Hughes on 20 January 2006. After a miscarriage in 2010, she suffered their son being stillborn at seven months in 2011. She gave birth to their second daughter on 23 January 2012, despite medical complications.
Amanda Holden Ex Husband
She married comedian Les Dennis in June 1995. They had a temporary split in 2000 when Holden’s affair with actor Neil Morrissey was exposed in the press, before eventually separating in December 2002 and divorcing in 2003.
Amanda Holden Net Worth
Amanda Holden has an estimated net worth of £6 million.
Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell
Amanda and Simon Cowell are both judges in Britain’s Got Talent Amanda claimed they could have started a romantic relationship if they both had have been single at the same time. She admitted that she has a ‘flirty’ relationship with Simon despite both being in a relationship.
‘I suppose our relationship changed from being quite flirty and fun with each other, to settling down with people we are both in love with but still having that flirty, nice behaviour.We are too involved with other people for it to ever be anything. But I have always loved him because he’s really good at not giving you b*******!’
Amanda Holden Affair
She had a temporary split with ex husband Les Dennis in 2000 when Holden’s affair with actor Neil Morrissey was exposed in the press.
Amanda Holden Cosmetic Surgery
Amanda Holden has previously admitted to having botox. She however said she stopped having botox treatment after she almost died during the birth of her second daughter Hollie in 2012.
In 2014 when she was co-presenting ‘This Morning’ with Philip Schofield they interviewed relationship therapist who says woman should have plastic surgery to stop their partners cheating.
When asked if she’d ever gone under the knife herself, Amanda replied: “Everybody knows that in the past, yes, I’ve talked about having Botox. Since spending too much time in intensive care after nearly losing a baby, I’ve not gone under the knife or had any injections.”
“I now have a team of amazing people and I have non-invasive stuff.But I have facials, I buy things from well-known chemists, it’s not how I look physically, it’s how my husband and how I feel about myself.”
Amanda Holden as TV Presenter, Host & Judge
Amanda’s earliest presenting was in 1998 where she presented reports for Wish You Were Here (full ITV network). Other early presenting credits include When Britain First Had Talent, Really Wild At Heart, Greasemania and the National Music Awards (ITV1).
In 2009 she presented ITV1’s Celebrating the Carpenters (alongside Ronan Keating) and she has presented the prestigious awards ceremony A Night of Heroes every year since 2009 alongside Phillip Schofield for ITV1. Amanda appeared in a documentary Out of My Depth for ITV1, which also transmitted in 2009, where she trained as a midwife and helped deliver 5 babies.
In 2010 she presented The Children’s Champions Awards for Sky One (alongside Chris Evans). She regularly reports for CBS The Early Show in New York doing showbiz news and events and has been their UK Correspondent since June 2009.
In addition to this Amanda starred in a three part series for ITV1 called Amanda’s Fantasy Lives where she performed as a Country singer, danced as a showgirl at the famous Paris Lido, and became a stunt women. This meant carrying out real stunts including crashing a police car into warehouse and jumping off a 60ft building. Amanda also presented ITV1’s The Door alongside Chris Tarrant.
The summer of 2012 she hosted the huge new talent show for ITV Jesus Christ Superstar in a battle to find the role of Jesus to star in an Arena Tour of Rock Musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
In early 2014 Amanda reported for ‘Dispatches – Exposting Hospital Heartache’, where she exposed some hospitals’ upsetting policies with regards to miscarragies and stillbirths. In response to Amanda’s report – the Department of Health immediately banned hospitals from carrying out these practices.
September 2014 – June 2015 saw Amanda join Philip Schofield in presenting Live on ITV’s daily show – This Morning, she also hosted ITV’s Lorraine for various dates over 2015. And in early 2015 Amanda also hosted the first series of ITV’s Give a Pet a Home where RSPCA animals were found new homes with viewers each week.
In 2016 Amanda hosted ‘I’ve got something to tell you’ for Sky W, a show that featured ordinary people making extroadinary confessions.
Amanda is the longest standing Judge on Britains Got Talent having been there from day one, a total of 11 years on the show. During this time the show has pulled in audiences in excess of 20 million viewers and series four resulted in the finding of the worldwide phenomenon Susan Boyle. Other judges have included Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams, Michael Mcintyre and David Hasslehoff.
Amanda Holden in Television – Acting
On graduating from Mountview Theatre School in July 1992, Amanda immediately landed her first role in Granada’s In Suspicious Circumstances with Edward Woodward.
Early film appearances include Intimate Relations and the comedy series We Know Where You Live with Simon Pegg for Channel 5. Early in 1998 she was a regular guest on Goodness Gracious Me, the BBC2 TV sketch show series.
Amanda really became a household name when she played the part of Mel in three series of the hit comedy Kiss Me Kate (1998 – 2000)- a co-production by BBC TV and Carlton TV – starring Caroline Quentin and in 1999 she then went on to star as ‘Miss Titley’ in all three series of ITV’s popular comedy series The Grimleys which cemented her reputation as one of the nation’s favourite actresses.
In 2000 Amanda starred in BBC1’s romantic comedy Happy Birthday Shakespeare. In 2000 – 2001 she then starred alongside Damien Lewis in two series of the BBC1’s Hearts and Bones; a drama series about a group of friends from Coventry who are trying to make a living for themselves in London.
A new drama The Hunt was screened on ITV in 2001 and a 90-minute single drama Now You See Her for Sky One was also shown. In 2002 she co-starred with Harry Enfield in Celeb, a six part comedy series for the BBC and in 2003 she starred in Mad About Alice, a BBC sitcom.
From 2002 until 2005 Amanda starred in three series of the prime-time BAFTA winning and hugely popular show Cutting It, also for the BBC. In 2004 she co-starred alongside Tom Courtney in Ready When You Are Mr McGill, Jack Rosenthal’s classic comedy drama and as Lucy Eyelesbarrow in ITV’s big Boxing Day special Marple alongside Geraldine McEwan and John Hannah.
From 2006 until 2008 Amanda played the leading role of Sarah Trevanion in three hugely successful series of ITV1’s Wild At Heart with Hayley Mills and Stephen Tomkinson.
Amanda also played the lead in Big Top, a comedy sitcom for BBC1, which transmitted in 2009.
More recently, Amanda starred in BBC’s Worst Witch as guest witch – Miss Pentangle.
Amanda Holden on Stage / Theatre
In Amanda’s early theatre career she played Liesl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest.
Amanda then took the title role in the West End musical Thoroughly Modern Millie for which she received outstanding reviews and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Amanda starred as Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical at London’s West End at the Drury Lane theatre which premiered on the 14th June 2011. For her role as Princess Fiona Amanda enjoyed star reviews and huge success. After creating the role of Princess Fiona in its Opening Premier in London’s West End Amanda picked up Best Actress in A Musical for the What’s On Stage Awards, Best Theatre Actress at the Glamour 2012 Women of the Year Awards and Best Actress in a Musical for the Cosmopolitan Awards.
Amanda currently stars as Vera in the play Stepping Out which is on at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West-End. Stepping Out achieved the biggest ever ‘advance’ at the Box office in the Vaudeville’s history.
Amanda Holden TV Shows and Movies
- Since 2007: Britain’s Got Talent
- Since 1985: EastEnders
- Since 2006: Wild at Heart
- 2002 – 2005: Cutting It
- Since 1988: This Morning
- 1999 – 2001: The Grimleys
- 2004: Mad About Alice
- 1998 – 2000: Kiss Me Kate
- 2000 – 2001: Hearts and Bones
- 2015: Give a Pet a Home
- 1999 – 2002: Smack the Pony
- 2009: Big Top
- Since 2016: I’ve Got Something To Tell You
- 2010 – 2017: The Nation’s Favourite
- 2011 – 2015: Text Santa
- Since 1994: Top of the Pops 2
- 2012: Superstar
- 2010: The Door
- The Sun Military Awards
- Since 2002: Celeb
- Since 2010: Children’s Champion Awards
- Since 2006: The World’s Got Talent
- 1996: Intimate Relations.
- 1999: Don’t Go Braking my Heart.
- Amanda Holden Book
- 2013: No Holding Back
- 2015: The Curious Tale of Fi-Rex
- Magic Flute
- Amanda Britain’s Got Talent
Amanda Holden Twitter
Amanda Holden Instagram
Amanda Holden Singing
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