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.
The BGT judge says a talented pooch made him fall asleep on the show.
Simon Cowell says he's always hoped to find a cat that can play the guitar during his annual TV search for a star, but now he has come across something even stranger - a dog that can apparently hypnotise people.
Simon Cowell may have just found his ultimate Britain's Got Talent star
MailOnline reports that in yesterday's edition of 'Britain's Got Talent' (Saturday 24 April), the 55-year-old music mogul seemingly fell under the spell of Krystyna Lennon's beloved pet Princess, a German spitz.
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The panel remains the same as last year, with Cowell, Dixon, Holden and Walliams all set to cast their eye over the hopefuls again.
It’s that time of year again! ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is all set to return to our screens to see us through the dark and dismal winter months, and viewers can expect more of what they’re used to, as the show’s line-up is unchanged.
ITV confirmed on Friday that the panel of judges will remain the same, after Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams have all signed up for another year. On the presenting front, stalwart pair Ant & Dec will return as hosts once more.
Simon Cowell will return in 'Britain's Got Talent'
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Amanda Holden will be covering Holly Willoughby's maternity leave on 'This Morning'. Christine Bleakley will also be stepping in when Holden has to leave in order to judge the 'Britain's Got Talent' auditions next Spring.
Both Amanda Holden and Christine Bleakley will be covering for This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby when she goes on maternity leave this September. 43-year-old Holden will be co-hosting with Phillip Schofield on the ITV show from September and Bleakley will cover the latter part of Willoughby's leave.
Christine Bleakley and Amanda Holden will both be covering Holly Willoughby's maternity leave.
Collabro have been crowned the winners of 'Britain's Got Talent'. The boy band were closely followed by Lucy Kay in second place and Bars & Melody in third.
The eighth season of Britain's Got Talent has wrapped up and the winner announced on Saturday (7th June). Boy band Collabro was crowned the winner. Opera singer Lucy Kay came second and Bars & Melody were the runners up.
Alesha Dixon judges Britain's Got Talent.
Collabro is a boy band with a particular interest in musical theatre and consists of 20-year-olds Richard Hadfield and Matt Pagan, 24-year-olds Michael Auger and Thomas Redgrave and Jamie Lambert, aged 23.
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'Britain's Got Talent' contestant Lettice Rowbotham wowed the judges last Saturday, but who is the vivacious violinist from Surrey?
So, Britain’s Got Talent fans, there is a brand new Marmite contestant. By that we mean, people are either going to absolutely love her or hate her. We’re most definitely on the love side of things, we’ve gone mad for nutty violinist Lettice Rowbotham. BGT fans who like their contestants a little more rough and ready will hopefully eat their words once Lettice whips out her violin.
The Britain's Got Talent judges were wowed by Lettice's performance
Labeled “the poshest contestant” the show has ever had by judge David Walliams, as well as possibly “the poshest to come to Birmingham”, where the show was filmed, Lettice rocked out with her violin on last Saturday’s (April 19th) episode of BGT. Announcing that she was “too hungover” to be nervous about the audition, Lettice bounded on stage with a personality as energetic as her performance.
The true story has been described as 'life affirming'.
Paul Potts – the man who rose from his workaday life to win Britain’s Got Talent and record the album One Chance, which topped sales charts in nine countries – is played by James Corden in ‘One Chance’ for which you can see the trailer for below.
Simon Cowell had eggs chucked at him after a disenchanted Britain's Got Talent reject took a stand during the final on 8th June. How did his assailant sneak the half-dozen onstage though?
With a crazed smile on her face, 30 year-old Natalie Ann Holt burst out from her ranks as a member of the orchestra of Welsh opera runners-up Richard and Adam Johnson, rushed to the front of the stage with a box of eggs and began to throw them at BGT judge Simon Cowell.
Despite apologising afterwards for her "silly" stunt, Holt said she'd orchestrated the eggy onslaught as a reaction to Cowell's influence on the music industry: "I took a stand against people miming on TV and against Simon Cowell and his dreadful influence on the music industry."
She certainly made a scene: earning thousands of Twitter followers after her daring stunt became the most talked about part of the final before she was removed from the stage by security as fellow judges Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams observed the events with horror.
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The show must go on! Cowell simply removed his eggy jacket
She may not have got a single eggy molecule on her dress, but Amanda Holden is furious with Natalie Holt Britain’s Got Talent’s egg-wielding rebel. She labeled her a ‘stupid cow’ as the rest of her bandmates denounced her actions.
It seems some people have forgotten than throwing eggs is funny, and throwing eggs at someone like Simon Cowell is even funnier. But she didn’t just throw eggs at someone like Cowell, it was Cowell. Conclusion? Very, very funny. “During tonight’s show an incident took place during the finale of Richard and Adam’s performance,” said an official statement from the show. “Natalie Holt (age 30) was part of the backing group for their performance and as a result of her misguided actions the police were called. However, we have decided to take no further action at this stage.” Holt, too, seems to have forgotten how funny egg chucking is, and has said sorry for her actions. “I want to apologise to Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance. I’ve never done anything like this before and in hindsight I have realised it was a silly thing to do.”
So Cowell took it well, Richard and Adam continued their performance in a professional manner, no action is being taken against Holt, and Holden still has a sour look on her face, and is calling people cow. Everything’s fine.
David Walliams has welcomed his first child with Lara Stone.
Britain's Got Talent judge and Little Britain star David Walliams has become a father for the first time after his supermodel wife Lara Stone gave birth on Sunday (April 5, 2013). A spokesman for the Dutch model told the UK's Independent newspaper, "We can confirm they have had a baby boy." No further details regarding weight or name were given.
Walliams acknowledged the birth by posting a picture of a floral bouquet on Twitter, which he said was from X-Factor honcho Simon Cowell. The white roses appeared to feature sprigs of mint, lavender and rosemary, with Walliams writing, "Someone always has to show off and send the biggest bouquet." David and Simon's BGT co-judge Amanda Holden said she was thrilled to hear of the birth, tweeting, "Love love love to them all."
Walliams, who married Stone in 2010, found national fame with BBC comedy show Little Britain. He first announced the pregnancy in November, tweeting, "Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant. We are having a baby! It is due next year and we both couldn't be happier." During an appearance on Alan Carr's Chatty Man show, the comedian said it was unlikely he and Stone would opt for an unusual name, "It's a bit of a curse if you're called Apple or Peaches or something like that. I think we're just going to go with a normal name."
Continue reading: Little Britain: David Walliams and Lara Stone Welcome Baby Boy
The Britain's Got Talent judges arrived in Birmingham to scour the cream of what the midlands has to offer. Will there be the next big dance troop? Another top-dog ready to charm its way to the top? Or are we just round the corner from the next big pop star? That's what Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon were there to find out.
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