Amanda Holden became a household name when she played the part of Mel in three series of the hit comedy Kiss Me Kate - a co-production by BBC TV and Carlton TV; 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.
Amanda played the leading role of Sarah Trevanion in three hugely successful series of ITV1′s Wild At Heart and played the lead in Big Top, a comedy sitcom for BBC1. She also spent three years starring in three series of the prime-time BAFTA winning and hugely popular show Cutting It, also for the BBC, before featuring in a three-part series for ITV called Amanda’s Fantasy Lives.
Amanda’s theatre credits include, Liesl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest. Amanda then took the title role in the West End musical Thoroughly Modern Millie for which she received outstanding reviews and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a musical. Amanda also went on to star as Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical at London’s West End Drury Lane theatre, where she picked up 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. Amanda acted and co-produced Richard Harris’s award-winning comedy play Stepping Out, which made its West End debut at the Vaudeville theatre in 2017. Stepping Out achieved the biggest ever ‘advance’ at the Box office in the Vaudeville’s history.
Amanda’s presenting credits include, When Britain First Had Talent, Really Wild At Heart, Greasemania, The National Music Awards, The Door, Celebrating the Carpenters, The Children’s Champions Awards (alongside Chris Evans). Amanda also hosted ITV’s talent show Jesus Christ Superstar and reported for CBS This Morning show as a regular UK correspondent – she presented an episode of Dispatches: Exposing Hospital Heartache. Tackling miscarriage and stillbirth in which she confronted the deputy health minister and helped in changing a health law. Amanda regularly guest presents ITV’s daily show, This Morning and Lorraine, the first series of ITV’s Give a Pet a Home and I’ve Got Something to Tell You for W. Amanda is arguably most known as one of the longest standing Judges on Britain’s Got Talent having been there from day one! During this time, the show has pulled in audiences in excess of 20 million viewers! Earlier this year Amanda took on the very special role as Royal Correspondent for Inside Edition to cover the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
As well as being established on TV and in theatre, Amanda’s first autobiography ‘No Holding Back’ became a Sunday Times Bestseller, and was one of the biggest selling autobiographies of 2013. Recently, Amanda has been working with the baby charity Tommy’s, to set up a fund to provide perinatal bereavement counsellors at all UK maternity units. Known as ‘Theo’s Hope’ in memory of her son, it was announced during Baby Loss Awareness Week this year. Amanda has also voiced the documentary Child of Mine, which followed the stories of three families who experienced stillbirth.
Amanda has a popular homeware range with QVC, BundleBerry, and is currently an Ambassador for M&S Food.