Amanda Holden Bio, Age, Family, Career, Films, Theatre, Radio and shows
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- What does Amanda Holden do for a living?
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- Does Amanda Holden have any children?
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- How much money does Amanda Holden earn?
- What is Amanda Holden’s net worth?
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Who is Amanda Holden?
Amanda Holden is an English actress and media personality. She has served as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent on ITV since 2007. Also, in 2004, Holden played main the role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, a musical stage show which earned her a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award. Holden also played the role of Sarah Trevanion in the Wild at Heart dram series between 2006 and 2008.
Holden also acted in other shows including The Grimleys, Kiss Me, Kate, Cutting It, and Big Top. In addition, she has also presented a number of television shows including The Sun Military Awards, Superstar, This Morning, Give a Pet a Home, and Text Santa. Holden landed the role of co-host of the Heart Breakfast radio show alongside Jamie Theakston in 2019. In the following year, she released Songs from My Heart which was a debut studio album.
Amanda Holden’s Career
Holden made her first television appearance in 1991 where she was a contestant on the Blind Date game show. She also made an appearance as Sarah Trevanian from 2008 to 2008 in the three series of Wild at Heart on ITV while co-starring Stephen Tompkinson. Holden’s other TV involvements include Kiss Me Kate with Chris Langham and Caroline Quentin, three series of The Grimleys on ITV, Hearts, and Bones on BBC with Damian Lewis as well as a Jonathan Creek episode titled The Problem at Gallows Gate. Holden also co-starred with Tom Courtenay and Billy Nighy in Jack Rosenthal‘s comedy-drama, Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill.
Holden joined Britain’s Got Talent as a judge along with David Williams, Simon Cowell, and Alesha Dixon. Holden also made appearances on British series such as EastEnders, Smack the Pony, Hearts and Bones, comedy series Celeb alongside Harry Enfield and Cutting Eat. In 2009, she appeared in the Ring Mistress as Lizzie in the BBC sitcom named Big Top. In fact, in April 2009, a report stated that CBS which was a US network had offered Holden a job as the one-time guest presenter of The Early Show. Later, on June 1, 2009, Holden appeared alongside regular presenters Maggie Rodriguez and Harry Smith. Since then, she has signed with CBS as a British correspondent.
Holden has also co-presented A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards on ITV on an annual basis. She also presented her own series in January 2010 titled Amanda Holden’s Fantasy Lives in which she attempted four of her dream jobs including working as a magician’s assistant in Las Vegas and as a showgirl in Paris. Along with Chris Terrant, Holden also co-presented The Door in 2010. Later in 2011, she narrated “The Nation’s Favourite Bee Gees Song” which was a documentary that aired on ITV. Additionally, Holden presented an episode of Lorraine as a guest on July 6, 2012, where she stood for Lorraine Kelly.
In 2012, she presented Superstar which was a talent show on ITV. Then on March 24, 2014, Holden served as the host to an episode of Channel 4 show Dispatches which was about the treatment of miscarriages and stillbirths. She filled in as a co-host on This Morning from 22nd September to 18th December 2014 during Holly Willoughby’s maternity leave alongside Phillip Schofield. In January and February, Holden took a short absence so as to record auditions on Britain’s Got talent. She served on the show from 2nd March until July 17, 2015, but later returned to This Morning in 2017.
Holden has made appearances on several stage musicals. In fact, in 2004, she received a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical due to her performance in the West End productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie. However, the show closed in June 2004 which was earlier than expected. In the original West End production of Shrek the Musical that started on May 6, 2011, Holden played the role of Princess Fiona. She however left the show on October 3, 2011, to focus on her unborn child. Her role was replaced by Kimberley Walsh who was the singer of Girls Aloud. Holden won the WhatsOnStage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Princess Fiona.
Holden played the role of Pamela in 1996 in Intimate Relations. In 1999, she also made an appearance in Virtual Sexuality as a shop assistant. In addition, Holden was uncredited in the film One Chance that was released in 2013.
In 2019, it was announced that Holden would take over the position of Emma Bunton as the co-host of Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston which was also the moment the show went national.
In 2020, through Universal Music, Holden released Songs from my Heart which was a debut studio album that became number four on the UK Album Chart.
How Old is Amanda Holden?
Holden was born on February 16, 1971, in Bishop Waltham, Hampshire which makes her currently 49 years old.
Amanda Holden‘s Family
Who are Amanda Holden‘s parents?
Holden’s parents are named Frank Holden and Judy MaryHarrison.
Does Amanda Holden have siblings?
Holden has a younger sister named Deborah Holden nicknamed Debbie.
Amanda Holden‘s Education
Holden attended Swanmore Secondary School which is now known as Swanmore College. At the age of 16, she moved to Bournemouth and later to South London to attend Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Amanda Holden‘s Husband
Holden married Les Dennis in June 1995 who is a comedian. However, the couple temporarily separated in 2002 after Holden had an affair with the actor, Neil Morrissey,
and eventually separated permanently in December 2002. They officially divorced in 2003. Holden then married record producer Chris Hughes. The marriage ceremony took place at Babington House in December 2008. They now live in Surrey.
Amanda Holden‘s Children – Kids
Holden has two children named Alexa who was born in 2006 and Hollie born in 2012.
Amanda Holden’s Net Worth
Holden has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Holden is about 1.63 meters tall and weighs around 54 kg. Her body measurements are at 34-35-24-34 in and her bra size is 32C.
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