Amanda Holden is a 48-year-old English television presenter, actress and singer, best known as a judge on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent since the show began in 2007.
Where does Amanda Holden come from?
Although born in Portsmouth, Holden spent much of her childhood in Bishop’s Waltham and aged 9 she joined Bishop’s Waltham Little Theatre Company. She attended Swanmore Secondary School (now Swanmore College), where a teacher recalled that she had a natural talent on stage. At 16 she moved to Bournemouth before attending the Mountview Academy of Theatre Art.
What is Amanda Holden famous for?
Amanda Holden has been a Britain’s Got Talent judge since way back at the beginning, when she joined the panel in 2007 alongside Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan. The 46-year-old made her first television appearance back in 1991. – but as a contestant on Cilla Black’s game show Blind Date.
Who was Amanda Holden married to?
Amanda married comedian Les Dennis in 1995 after the pair appeared in a Bournemouth production of musical The Sound of Music, and he was headlining an end-of-pier seaside show, when she was 22 and he was 40. They split temporarily after it was revealed she had been having an affair with Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey. They gave things another try before separating in 2002 and divorced the following year. She is currently married to Chris Hughes and the couple live in Richmond-upon-Thames, London with their two children, Alexa (born 2006) and Hollie (born 2012).
Where does Amanda Holden live?
The family have moved into a modern five-bedroom house near their Richmond penthouse – bought for £2.1m in 2008 and for which she’s since been offered £2.5million, while the original family home was converted into an office. She reportedly owns a cottage in Norfolk, which – now worth £250,000 – she bought for £69,000 in 1997.
What football team does Amanda Holden support?
Amanda is an avid Everton fan and was ambassador for the Blues’ breast cancer awareness campaign, sporting a limited-edition baby pink club shirt, the colour of breast cancer awareness. She is a patron of the football club’s charity, Everton In the Community.
What was Amanda Holden’s net worth?
It is reported that Amanda Holden reportedly had a net worth of $6 million (approx £4.6 million), amassed by her various presenting duties, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Her Britain’s Got Talent salary is reportedly £500,000 per year.
What other shows has Amanda Holden been in?
Amanda Holden played the role of Sarah Trevanion in Wild at Heart (2006–2008) and the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award. More recently she has presented various television shows for ITV including Superstar (2012), This Morning (2014–2015, 2017) and Give a Pet a Home (2015). She also appeared in BBC soap Eastenders.
Has Amanda Holden won a Laurence Olivier Award?
Holden has appeared in several stage musicals and in 2004, was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in the West End production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, but did not the win the coveted prize.
Did Amanda Holden star in a TV advert?
Yes, Amanda was the face of Alpen cereals, on their packaging and in campaign adverts. The campaign included on-pack advertising that called upon shoppers to ‘join Amanda on our Brighter Mornings challenge’.
Had Amanda Holden ever posed nude?
Yes, Amanda Holden bore all in 2016 for international animal activism charity PETA. In the campaign, she was captured lying naked on a bed of green vegetables below the words ‘Go Veggie – Your Body Will Love You for It’. The ad pointed out that vegetarians are, on average, slimmer than meat-eaters and have lower rates of heart disease and cancer. Amanda said she had been vegetarian since the age of 13.
Why did Amanda Holden fall out with Sainsbury’s?
Amanda once campaigned to keep supermarket chain Sainsbury’s out of Bishop’s Waltham. Her hometown’s residents later accused her of double standards in 2010, after she signed a deal with Tesco. At the time she said: ‘It is definitely a no for Sainsbury’s from me. We don’t need a Sainsbury’s, we have nice little village shops here and it is these people’s businesses that will suffer if this superstore is allowed to be built. It is terrible that it would be built right by one of our historic monuments,’ Portsmouth News reported. Following a two-year battle, Sainsbury’s scrapped the plan to open the supermarket in the village.
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