46 Facts About Amanda Holden

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

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

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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.

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4.

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

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5.

Amanda Holden released her debut studio album, Songs from My Heart, in 2020.

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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.

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7.

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

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

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

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10.

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

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11.

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

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12.

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

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13.

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

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14.

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

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15.

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

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16.

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

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17.

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.

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18.

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

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19.

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

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20.

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.

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21.

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

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22.

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

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23.

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

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24.

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

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25.

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.

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26.

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

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27.

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

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28.

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.

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29.

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.

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30.

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

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31.

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

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32.

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

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33.

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

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34.

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

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35.

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

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36.

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.

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37.

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

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38.

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.

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39.

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

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40.

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

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41.

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

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42.

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

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43.

Amanda Holden owns a cottage in the Cotswolds which she has been renovating since 2017.

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44.

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.

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45.

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

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46.

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

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