Amanda Holden

About Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden might now be best known as a judge on 'Britain's Got Talent', next to Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon, but it was a long road to get there. Long before 'BGT' made her a household name, Amanda made her first television appearance as a contestant on 'Blind Date', before starring in TV shows like 'Cutting It', 'Wild At Heart' and, believe it or not, 'EastEnders'. Off the back of the new-found fame that her talent show judging has brought her, Amanda has more recently carved a niche for herself as a TV presenter, fronting Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Superstar'. More recently, she co-presented 'This Morning' with Phillip Schofield, while usual host Holly Willoughby was on maternity leave in 2014 to 2015, and has since returned to make guest appearances. She's also enjoyed success on the West End stage, earning an Olivier nomination for her role in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie', and later starring as Princess Fiona in 'Shrek: The Musical'. Amanda has also been in the headlines thanks to her personal life, having previously been married to Les Dennis. She has two daughters with her current husband, record producer Chris Hughes, and regularly keeps fans up to date with her family life on her Twitter page. 2016 saw Amanda celebrating 10 years on 'BGT', and she recently backtracked on her decision to quit the show at the end of the series, returning again in 2017.