Having become a household name since joining the Britain's Got Talent judging panel, actress Amanda Holden is one of Britain's best loved personalities and is in huge demand on the corporate scene as an awards host.
Having become a household name since joining the Britain's Got Talent judging panel, actress Amanda Holden is one of Britain's best-loved personalities and is in huge demand on the corporate scene as an awards host.
She is the longest standing judge on Britain’s Got Talent, having been there from day one, a total of 11 years on the show. During this time, the show has pulled in audiences in excess of 20 million viewers and series four resulted in the finding of the worldwide phenomenon Susan Boyle.
In 1998, Amanda undertook her first presenting work -for Wish You Were Here (full ITV network). Other early presenting credits include When Britain First Had Talent, Really Wild At Heart, Greasemania and the National Music Awards (ITV1).
In 2009, she presented ITV1's Celebrating the Carpenters (alongside Ronan Keating) and she has presented the prestigious awards ceremony A Night of Heroes every year since 2009 alongside Phillip Schofield for ITV1. Amanda appeared in a documentary Out of My Depth for ITV1, which also transmitted in 2009, where she trained as a midwife and helped deliver 5 babies.
The following year, she presented The Children's Champions Awards for Sky One (alongside Chris Evans). She regularly reports for CBS The Early Show in New York doing showbiz news and events and has been their UK Correspondent since June 2009.
In addition to this, Amanda starred in a three-part series for ITV1 called Amanda's Fantasy Lives and also presented ITV1's The Door alongside Chris Tarrant. In early 2014, she reported for 'Dispatches - Exposting Hospital Heartache', where she exposed some hospitals’ upsetting policies with regards to miscarriages and stillbirths.
September 2014 – June 2015 saw Amanda join Philip Schofield in presenting Live on ITV’s daily show - This Morning, she also hosted ITV's Lorraine for various dates over 2015. In early 2015, she also hosted the first series of ITV’s Give a Pet a Home where RSPCA animals were found new homes with viewers each week.
In 2016, Amanda hosted I've Got Something To Tell You for Sky W, a show that featured ordinary people making extraordinary confessions.
Amanda is a household name in acting. On graduating from Mountview Theatre School in 1992, she immediately landed her first role in Granada's In Suspicious Circumstances with Edward Woodward. Early film appearances include Intimate Relations and the comedy series We Know Where You Live with Simon Pegg for Channel 5.
Early in 1998, she was a regular guest on Goodness Gracious Me, the BBC2 TV sketch show series. She then played the part of Mel in three series of the hit comedy Kiss Me Kate (1998 - 2000)- a co-production by BBC TV and Carlton TV - starring Caroline Quentin and in 1999 she then went on to star as 'Miss Titley' in all three series of ITV's popular comedy series The Grimleys which cemented her reputation as one of the nation's favourite actresses.
From 2006 until 2008, she played the leading role of Sarah Trevanion in three hugely successful series of ITV1's Wild At Heart with Hayley Mills and Stephen Tomkinson.
For playing the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, she was nominated for a Laurence Oliver Award. She also played Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical at London's West End at the Drury Lane, which earned her Best Actress in A Musical for the What's On Stage Awards, Best Theatre Actress at the Glamour 2012 Women of the Year Awards and Best Actress in a Musical for the Cosmopolitan Awards. She also stars as Vera in the play Stepping Out which is on at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West-End. Stepping Out achieved the biggest ever 'advance' at the Box office in the Vaudeville's history.
As one of Britain's best-known and much-loved actresses and television presenters, Amanda Holden's warm and vivacious personality make her a superb choice as an awards host.