Debbie Holden, a year younger than Amanda, was involved in a horror car accident on Thursday.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge Amanda Holden has rushed to be at her sister Debbie’s hospital bedside, after a horrifying car accident left her in a “critical but stable” condition.
The 45 year old actress is said by a source to be in “absolute agony” as she tends to her beloved younger sister in hospital in Cornwall, after a car smash that occurred on Thursday morning (October 6th).
Debbie, 44, is currently in intensive care but is expected make a full recovery. “[She] is through the worst and is now in a stable condition and expected to make a full recovery,” Amanda’s representatives told Metro.co.uk on Saturday.
Some viewers complained that the judge’s outfits were too revealing on the May 23rd broadcast.
Media watchdog Ofcom has ruled that they will not be investigating ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ over the revealing dresses worn by judges Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden on the May 23rd semi-final. It’s the second time in less than a year the ITV talent show has been cleared by Ofcom over the judges’ wardrobe choices.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is in the clear over Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon’s outfits.
Holden’s yellow gown, which featured a plunging neckline and Dixon’s black and sheer jumpsuit prompted 19 complaints from viewers who found the outfits a little too revealing for the pre-watershed broadcast.
The army bandsman and magician beat singer Wayne Woodward to become this year’s winner.
Magician Richard Jones has been crowned this year’s winner of ‘Britain's Got Talent’ after a close final. The 25-year-old army bandsman impressed viewers and the judges on Saturday night (May 28th) with a military-themed trick featuring an army veteran.
‘Britain's Got Talent’ judge Simon Cowell.
"I can't believe it. Thank you so much to everyone who voted. I want to thank my family, I want to thank Fergus, I want to thank the Magic Circle and the whole community,” Jones said after winning. "They've been absolutely fantastic and everyone's been so supportive. Thank you to everyone here and everyone at home watching. It means the world to me.”
Continue reading: Magician Richard Jones Wins 'Britain's Got Talent Final'
Holden quit the show in 2008, to focus on her role as a ‘BGT’ judge.
Amanda Holden could be set to leave her judge’s chair on ‘Britain's Got Talent’ and return to South Africa for a revival of ITV drama ‘Wild at Heart’. Holden left the show in 2008, with her character Sarah Trevanion being shockingly burned alive, but Holden says she’s been approached by producers to who are planning to revive the show.
Is Amanda Holden set to return to ‘Wild At Heart’?
Holden told The Sun: "I went out in spectacular fashion. I was burned to death. But now I think they’re thinking of bringing it back. The producer told me: 'We never found your body!’. I’m like: ‘Film it in Cape Town and I’ll come back!’”
The talent show will return for its tenth series later this year.
Simon Cowell has said he and his fellow judges on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams, would never work again if people knew how ‘naughty’ they are backstage. The music mogul said that while the team enjoy having a laugh on stage and on screen, backstage the humour can get very x-rated.
Simon Cowell says things can get very naughty backstage at ‘BGT’.
Speaking to The Mirror, Cowell said: “I’m not even going there, seriously. It’s bad! Very naughty. We’d never work again if it went out. That’s how we say goodbye to Got Talent – ‘And this is what we didn’t broadcast…’”
Things didn't work out between the pair, but they’ve now worked together on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ for 10 years.
Amanda Holden has revealed she once went on a date with Simon Cowell, when the pair were both single. Holden, 45, has been a judge alongside Cowell on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ for 10 years now and says the music mogul always tells her he’s responsible for making people like her, something which she doesn't dispute.
Amanda Holden once went on a date with Simon Cowell.
“A very long time ago, when we were both single, we went out on a date but I pre-ordered a cab to come and get me at 10.30pm, which made him laugh and he never forgot that,” Holden told The Daily Mail.
Continue reading: Amanda Holden Reveals She Once Went On A Date With Simon Cowell
Amanda Holden will be covering Holly Willoughby's maternity leave on 'This Morning'. Christine Bleakley will also be stepping in when Holden has to leave in order to judge the 'Britain's Got Talent' auditions next Spring.
Both Amanda Holden and Christine Bleakley will be covering for This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby when she goes on maternity leave this September. 43-year-old Holden will be co-hosting with Phillip Schofield on the ITV show from September and Bleakley will cover the latter part of Willoughby's leave.
Christine Bleakley and Amanda Holden will both be covering Holly Willoughby's maternity leave.
The true story has been described as 'life affirming'.
Paul Potts – the man who rose from his workaday life to win Britain’s Got Talent and record the album One Chance, which topped sales charts in nine countries – is played by James Corden in ‘One Chance’ for which you can see the trailer for below.
Chris Hughes - Amanda Holden and husband Chris Hughes with both daughters Alexa Louise Florence Hughes and Hollie Rose Hughes seen arriving at Los Angeles International Airport. - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Saturday 13th July 2013
Amanda Holden, Hollie Rose Hughes and Alexa Louise Hughes - Amanda Holden arrives with her two daughters at LAX airport - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Friday 12th July 2013
Simon Cowell had eggs chucked at him after a disenchanted Britain's Got Talent reject took a stand during the final on 8th June. How did his assailant sneak the half-dozen onstage though?
With a crazed smile on her face, 30 year-old Natalie Ann Holt burst out from her ranks as a member of the orchestra of Welsh opera runners-up Richard and Adam Johnson, rushed to the front of the stage with a box of eggs and began to throw them at BGT judge Simon Cowell.
Despite apologising afterwards for her "silly" stunt, Holt said she'd orchestrated the eggy onslaught as a reaction to Cowell's influence on the music industry: "I took a stand against people miming on TV and against Simon Cowell and his dreadful influence on the music industry."
She certainly made a scene: earning thousands of Twitter followers after her daring stunt became the most talked about part of the final before she was removed from the stage by security as fellow judges Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams observed the events with horror.
Continue reading: Can You Smell Egg? Simon Cowell Gets Pelted Mid-BGT Final [Video]
The show must go on! Cowell simply removed his eggy jacket
She may not have got a single eggy molecule on her dress, but Amanda Holden is furious with Natalie Holt Britain’s Got Talent’s egg-wielding rebel. She labeled her a ‘stupid cow’ as the rest of her bandmates denounced her actions.
It seems some people have forgotten than throwing eggs is funny, and throwing eggs at someone like Simon Cowell is even funnier. But she didn’t just throw eggs at someone like Cowell, it was Cowell. Conclusion? Very, very funny. “During tonight’s show an incident took place during the finale of Richard and Adam’s performance,” said an official statement from the show. “Natalie Holt (age 30) was part of the backing group for their performance and as a result of her misguided actions the police were called. However, we have decided to take no further action at this stage.” Holt, too, seems to have forgotten how funny egg chucking is, and has said sorry for her actions. “I want to apologise to Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance. I’ve never done anything like this before and in hindsight I have realised it was a silly thing to do.”
So Cowell took it well, Richard and Adam continued their performance in a professional manner, no action is being taken against Holt, and Holden still has a sour look on her face, and is calling people cow. Everything’s fine.
David Walliams has welcomed his first child with Lara Stone.
Britain's Got Talent judge and Little Britain star David Walliams has become a father for the first time after his supermodel wife Lara Stone gave birth on Sunday (April 5, 2013). A spokesman for the Dutch model told the UK's Independent newspaper, "We can confirm they have had a baby boy." No further details regarding weight or name were given.
Walliams acknowledged the birth by posting a picture of a floral bouquet on Twitter, which he said was from X-Factor honcho Simon Cowell. The white roses appeared to feature sprigs of mint, lavender and rosemary, with Walliams writing, "Someone always has to show off and send the biggest bouquet." David and Simon's BGT co-judge Amanda Holden said she was thrilled to hear of the birth, tweeting, "Love love love to them all."
Walliams, who married Stone in 2010, found national fame with BBC comedy show Little Britain. He first announced the pregnancy in November, tweeting, "Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant. We are having a baby! It is due next year and we both couldn't be happier." During an appearance on Alan Carr's Chatty Man show, the comedian said it was unlikely he and Stone would opt for an unusual name, "It's a bit of a curse if you're called Apple or Peaches or something like that. I think we're just going to go with a normal name."
Continue reading: Little Britain: David Walliams And Lara Stone Welcome Baby Boy
The Britain's Got Talent judges arrived in Birmingham to scour the cream of what the midlands has to offer. Will there be the next big dance troop? Another top-dog ready to charm its way to the top? Or are we just round the corner from the next big pop star? That's what Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon were there to find out.
Continue reading: Britain’s Got Talent Judges Hit Birmingham (Pictures)
Britain's Got Talent wont be back on our screens for a few months, but the auditions have just got under-way in Cardiff so news of the weird and wonderful (and sometimes utterly dreadful) acts are finding their way onto the internet. The one that's attracting most attention is an act that could barely avoid being seen, as the props and scale of it were simply too big for any theatre: fire-y diving.
Perhaps taking influence from the enormous attention British divers got from the Olympics this year, one of the team at La Quebrada High Diving Productions (which actually includes Team GB diver Peter Waterfield - cheating, no?) decided to climb up an enormous scaffold structure, set themselves on fire and then dive into a pool below. Sounds seriously dangerous but they pulled it off without making too much of a splash it seems. The whole audience were brought outside to watch, and a source at the Mirror said: "The divers were so brave. It was freezing cold but they never let it get to them. The crowd were buzzing with excitement."
This year, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and veteran judge Simon Cowell are all back to judge. Auditions will be held from now until February 10th, reaching London, Manchester, Glasgow, and Birmingham along the way.
Amanda Holden Monday 21st May 2012 The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 - Press Day - Inside
Amanda Holden Friday 17th February 2012 arriving at the auditions for 'Britain's Got Talent' at the ICC
Amanda Holden - Pregnant Amanda Holden Saturday 21st January 2012 leaving her hotel to head to the 'Britains Got Talent' auditions of 2012
Amanda Holden Friday 17th June 2011 launches All Seasons Hotels at Covent Garden London, England
Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has spoken publicly about the sacking of her former colleague Kelly Brook from the ITV1 show.
The model and actress was cut from the talent show judging panel after only six days in the job last month.
At the time head judge Simon Cowell said it had become clear that the talent show's format did not "support another judge".
And Holden has said Cowell's statement last month was "absolutely right".
"It was one of those unfortunate things where nobody could foresee that it was game over when there were four judges," she told Radio 1's Newsbeat programme.
"Because of the buzzer situation, four judges on our show doesn't work," she continued. "If we didn't have the buzzers then it would definitely work like it does on American Idol and on X Factor.
"It was a really difficult thing to try and work out, when two people pressed the buzzer and two people didn't, then the person on stage didn't know whether to wait for all the buzzers to go.
"Ant and Dec were confused, we were all confused. In the end, the producers and everybody felt that it was jeopardising the show."
Former Wild at Heart actress Holden added: "It was nothing to do with Kelly Brook. She was thrown completely in at the deep end."
The third series of Britain's Got Talent begins in the spring, with a new batch of aspiring performers aiming to follow in the footsteps of previous champions Paul Potts and George Sampson.
Holden explained she and her fellow judges Cowell and Piers Morgan completed filming on the audition process of the show last Saturday.
"We've picked the last 40 acts for the live shows in May. Let's say we should rename the show Britain's Got Self Belief!" she joked.
As well as claiming a £100,000 prize, the winner gets a chance to perform in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.
Continue reading: Holden Explains Kelly Brook's Britain's Got Talent Exit
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16th February, 1971