49 Facts About Amanda Holden


Amanda Louise Holden was born on 16 February 1971 and is an English media personality, actress and singer.


Amanda Holden's acting credits on television include The Grimleys, Kiss Me Kate, Cutting It, Wild at Heart, and Big Top.


Amanda Holden has presented various television shows for ITV, including The Sun Military Awards, Superstar, This Morning, Text Santa, and Give a Pet a Home.


In 2013, Amanda Holden released her autobiography book, No Holding Back, which became a Sunday Times bestseller.


Amanda Holden was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire and spent much of her childhood in Bishop's Waltham, and aged nine she joined Bishop's Waltham Little Theatre Company.


From 2006 to 2008, Amanda Holden appeared as Sarah Trevanian in three series of ITV's Wild at Heart co-starring Stephen Tompkinson.


Amanda Holden co-starred with Bill Nighy and Tom Courtenay in Ready When You Are, Mr McGill, a comedy drama by Jack Rosenthal.


Amanda Holden is a judge on Britain's Got Talent along with Simon Cowell, Bruno Tonioli, and Alesha Dixon.


Amanda Holden has appeared on British series such as Smack the Pony, EastEnders, Hearts and Bones, and Cutting It.


In 2009, Amanda Holden appeared as Lizzie, the Ring Mistress, in the BBC circus sitcom Big Top.


Amanda Holden has since signed with CBS as a British correspondent for The Early Show.


From 2009 until 2014 Amanda Holden co-presented A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards annually on ITV with Phillip Schofield.


In 2011, Amanda Holden narrated the documentary The Nation's Favourite Bee Gees Song on ITV.


On 6 July 2012 Amanda Holden guest presented an episode of Lorraine, standing in for Lorraine Kelly.


Amanda Holden returned to guest present six further episodes of the show from 4 to 8 April and on 4 July 2016.


From 22 September to 18 December 2014, Amanda Holden filled in as a co-host on This Morning with Phillip Schofield during Holly Willoughby's maternity leave.


Amanda Holden took a short break in January and February 2015 to record the Britain's Got Talent auditions.


Amanda Holden returned to This Morning in 2017, to co-present numerous episodes with Ben Shephard.


Amanda Holden presented a six-part factual series for ITV called Give a Pet a Home, which worked alongside the RSPCA finding homes for animals.


On 18 December 2015 Amanda Holden was part of the presenting team for ITV's Christmas telethon Text Santa.


Amanda Holden appeared as Miss Pentangle in CBBC's The Worst Witch in 2017.


Amanda Holden made a guest appearance in the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Harriet Wallace in 2022.


Amanda Holden began filming for the show in London during October 2021.


Amanda Holden has appeared in several stage musicals, and in 2004 was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in the West End production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, which closed earlier than expected in June 2004.


Amanda Holden finished playing the role Princess Fiona in the original West End production of Shrek The Musical, which began on 6 May 2011.


Amanda Holden starred with Nigel Lindsay, Richard Blackwood, and Nigel Harman.


Amanda Holden departed the show on 3 October 2011, ten weeks earlier than planned, to focus on her unborn child and was replaced by Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh.


In 2016 Amanda Holden starred in a West End revival of Stepping Out and reprised her role when it opened at the Vaudeville Theatre in March 2017.


Amanda Holden was uncredited in the 2013 film One Chance.


In 2019, Amanda Holden signed a recording contract with Virgin EMI Records.


In July 2009, Amanda Holden became a gossip columnist for the News of the World.


From 2010 until 2012 Amanda Holden appeared in television commercial adverts for supermarket chain Tesco.


In October 2013, Amanda Holden released her autobiography, No Holding Back, which became a Sunday Times best-seller.


Amanda Holden is a patron of the football club's charity, Everton In the Community.


In September 2011, Amanda Holden was sponsored to bake a cake for every child in the Great Ormond Street Hospital.


On 13 April 2008 Amanda Holden ran the London Marathon in 4 hours and 13 minutes, in the name of the Born Free Foundation, having collected public and celebrity sponsors online.


Amanda Holden has raised money for Jeans for Genes and SSAFA via The Big Brew Up.


In June 2018, Amanda Holden was photographed underwater by Zena Holloway.


Amanda Holden posed as a mermaid in an awareness campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to highlight the "disgusting treatment" of orcas at SeaWorld.


Amanda Holden has posed nude for PETA in a campaign to promote vegetarianism.


In 2020, Amanda Holden raised money for the National Health Service during the COVID-19 pandemic.


In 1992, while they were both appearing in The Sound of Music, Amanda Holden dated George Asprey.


Amanda Holden married the comedian Les Dennis in June 1995.


In 2006, Amanda Holden gave birth to her first child, a daughter, conceived with her fiance, record producer Chris Hughes.


Amanda Holden married Hughes at Babington House, Somerset, on 10 December 2008 with former Formula One racing driver David Coulthard acting as best man.


Amanda Holden owns a cottage in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire which she has been renovating since 2017.


Amanda Holden learned that her grandfather, Frank Amanda Holden, a psychiatric nurse, was aboard the RMS Lancastria when it was bombed by the German Luftwaffe in June 1940 outside the port of Saint-Nazaire and sank with the loss of thousands of lives.


Amanda Holden is a fan of English Premier League football club Everton, attending home and away games when her schedule allows.


In 2010, Amanda Holden campaigned to keep a Sainsbury's supermarket out of Bishop's Waltham.