Amanda Holden (born 16.02.71)
Amanda Holden is an English actor, singer and television presenter, best known as one of the judges for 'Britain's Got Talent'.
Net Worth: In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth claimed that Amanda Holden had a net worth of 3 million USD.
Childhood: Amanda Holden was born in Portsmouth to Frank and Judith Holden, but spent most of her time growing up in the Hampshire town of 'Bishop's Waltham'. Holden began acting at Bishop's Waltham Little Theatre Company while she was still in primary school. She graduated from Mountview Theatre School in 1992, and went straight into her first role in the Granada series, 'In Suspicious Circumstances'. Before this, in 1991, she appeared as a contestant on 'Blind Date'.
Career: In 2006, Holden began working on the ITV show, 'Wild at Heart', and stayed on the show for three seasons. In 2007, she appeared as one of the judges on 'Britain's Got Talent' being the longest running judge, alongside Simon Cowell. In April, 2009, Holden appeared as a guest presenter on the CBS program, 'The Early Show'. She went on to become the UK correspondent for the show in that same year. Holden also began writing a gossip column on the UK newspaper, 'News Of The World', until it ended publication in 2011 after 168 years. She has gone on to work as a television host on many UK shows, mostly on the UK channel ITV. In 2014, she filled in for presenter Holly Willoughby's maternal leave on the show 'This Morning'.
Personal Life: In 1995, Holden married the English comedian Les Dennis, although she began an affair with actor Neil Morrissey which was exposed in 2000. Holden and Dennis separated for a time, before getting back together. They then separated again in 2002, before being divorced in 2003. In 2006, Holden gave birth to her first child with her fiancé, Chris Hughes, before the couple were married in 2008. In 2010, she suffered from a miscarriage, followed by a 7 month stillbirth in 2011. In 2012, she gave birth to her second daughter.
Some viewers complained that the judge’s outfits were too revealing on the May 23rd broadcast.
Media watchdog Ofcom has ruled that they will not be investigating ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ over the revealing dresses worn by judges Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden on the May 23rd semi-final. It’s the second time in less than a year the ITV talent show has been cleared by Ofcom over the judges’ wardrobe choices.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is in the clear over Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon’s outfits.
Holden’s yellow gown, which featured a plunging neckline and Dixon’s black and sheer jumpsuit prompted 19 complaints from viewers who found the outfits a little too revealing for the pre-watershed broadcast.
The army bandsman and magician beat singer Wayne Woodward to become this year’s winner.
Magician Richard Jones has been crowned this year’s winner of ‘Britain's Got Talent’ after a close final. The 25-year-old army bandsman impressed viewers and the judges on Saturday night (May 28th) with a military-themed trick featuring an army veteran.
‘Britain's Got Talent’ judge Simon Cowell.
"I can't believe it. Thank you so much to everyone who voted. I want to thank my family, I want to thank Fergus, I want to thank the Magic Circle and the whole community,” Jones said after winning. "They've been absolutely fantastic and everyone's been so supportive. Thank you to everyone here and everyone at home watching. It means the world to me.”
Continue reading: Magician Richard Jones Wins 'Britain's Got Talent Final'
Judge Dixon referred to one act as "sexy chocolate men" on Wednesday night's semi-final, and was also criticised for pressing other judges' buzzers.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ viewers on social media are calling for judge Alesha Dixon to be kicked off the panel after she described one act on the show as “sexy chocolate men” on Wednesday night's semi-final.
The 37 year old singer, formerly of noughties girl group Mis-Teeq, made the remark while praising the opera group Vox Fortura after they gave a rendition of David Bowie’s ‘”Heroes”’. Four sexy chocolate men,” she said as they finished, “with amazing voices, polished to perfection. That was sensational.”
Immediately, irate fans took to Twitter to call for Dixon to make a public apology for the reference, while others demanded that she be fired from the show.
Continue reading: Alesha Dixon Slammed For 'Racism' During 'Britain's Got Talent'
Holden quit the show in 2008, to focus on her role as a ‘BGT’ judge.
Amanda Holden could be set to leave her judge’s chair on ‘Britain's Got Talent’ and return to South Africa for a revival of ITV drama ‘Wild at Heart’. Holden left the show in 2008, with her character Sarah Trevanion being shockingly burned alive, but Holden says she’s been approached by producers to who are planning to revive the show.
Is Amanda Holden set to return to ‘Wild At Heart’?
Holden told The Sun: "I went out in spectacular fashion. I was burned to death. But now I think they’re thinking of bringing it back. The producer told me: 'We never found your body!’. I’m like: ‘Film it in Cape Town and I’ll come back!’”
Earlier this year Cowell took a dig at the comedian over his divorce from model Lara Stone.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge Amanda Holden has admitted that sometimes things can get a little too personal between Simon Cowell and David Walliams on the ITV talent show. Holden revealed that earlier this year Walliams became very ‘p**sed off’ with Cowell, after he joked about his recent divorce from model Lara Stone.
David Walliams was left shocked when Simon Cowell mentioned his divorce during ‘BGT’.
The incident happened when Cowell asked a contestant “Why aren’t you married?”, to which Walliams interrupted to ask the music mogul the same question. But Cowell quickly fired back at Walliams and asked him “Well, why aren’t you married?”.
The talent show will return for its tenth series later this year.
Simon Cowell has said he and his fellow judges on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams, would never work again if people knew how ‘naughty’ they are backstage. The music mogul said that while the team enjoy having a laugh on stage and on screen, backstage the humour can get very x-rated.
Simon Cowell says things can get very naughty backstage at ‘BGT’.
Speaking to The Mirror, Cowell said: “I’m not even going there, seriously. It’s bad! Very naughty. We’d never work again if it went out. That’s how we say goodbye to Got Talent – ‘And this is what we didn’t broadcast…’”
Things didn't work out between the pair, but they’ve now worked together on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ for 10 years.
Amanda Holden has revealed she once went on a date with Simon Cowell, when the pair were both single. Holden, 45, has been a judge alongside Cowell on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ for 10 years now and says the music mogul always tells her he’s responsible for making people like her, something which she doesn't dispute.
Amanda Holden once went on a date with Simon Cowell.
“A very long time ago, when we were both single, we went out on a date but I pre-ordered a cab to come and get me at 10.30pm, which made him laugh and he never forgot that,” Holden told The Daily Mail.
Continue reading: Amanda Holden Reveals She Once Went On A Date With Simon Cowell
Not much is changing as the talent completion enters its 10th series.
Simon Cowell and the producers of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ have confirmed the judging panel will remain the same as the show enters its 10th series. Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon will all be back next year, as will hosts Ant and Dec.
Simon Cowell has revealed the 2016 ‘‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judging panel.
"I can't believe that in 2016 we are going to celebrate ten series of ‘Britain's Got Talent’. So, let's make this a special year and we want the best of the best to come and audition. There will be lots of surprises in store,” Cowell said.
The judges' choice of outfits got some a bit hot under the collar when the final went out live back in May.
Ofcom has decided that the revealing dresses worn by Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon during the final of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ last month are not worthy of further investigation, ruling that the outfits “appropriately covered” the two judges.
The final, broadcast live on ITV on May 31st, drew 89 complaints to the media regulator about the female judges’ choice of outfits that they felt were unsuitable for a pre-watershed programme. Holden’s blue dress featured a plunging neckline, as did Dixon’s slightly tighter-fitting black one.
Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden arriving at 'BGT' in January 2015
The comedian and talent show judge may have already enlisted the rest of his ‘Britain’s’ Got Talent’ family for the project.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge David Walliams is reportedly putting his experiences on the ITV series to good use and writing a sitcom based around a talent show. Walliams, who has been a judge on the series since 2012, is said to have already got his fellow ‘BGT’ judges excited about the project and they’ve even asked for starring roles.
David Walliams is writing a sitcom based on ‘BGT’.
Speaking to The Sun, Alesha Dixon said that when Walliams’ revealed the project she and fellow judge Amanda Holden immediately demanded parts. "There has been a conversation," Dixon said. "Amanda and me are very keen to be involved. I think Simon [Cowell] would be up for it too. We'll bully our way in! I told David that whatever he does, just make sure sure I'm a cool character.”
Date of birth
16th February, 1971