Personal And Professional Journey Of Britain's Got Talent Judge Amanda Holden: Age, Net Worth, Husband, And Children

Widely recognized as the judge on Britain's Got Talent, English actress, and TV personality Amanda Holden has been married twice. After a divorce from her first husband, Les Dennis, following an extra-marital affair, the mother of two lives with her second husband, Chris Hughes, a record producer.

As for her professional career, she is most known for her TV appearances in Kiss Me Kate (1998-2001), Cutting It (2002-04), and Wild at Heart (2006-08). However, it sky-rocketed since her debut on the judging panel of BGT in 2007. As of 2021her net worth is estimated at $5 million. 

What Is Amanda Holden's Age & Height? Family Members & Early Life

Born on February 16, 1971, the Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire native, is currently 50 years old (as of 2021) and has a height of 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm).

The brown-eyed blonde is an Aquarius by birth. An English by nationality, the British Got Talent judge hails from a white ethnic background.

The eldest of two daughters to Judith Mary Harrison and Frank Holden, Amanda has a younger sister named Debbie, a model. After her parent's divorce, she is estranged from her biological father but remains close with her mother,71, and step-father Leslie Collistor, 75.

Amanda SOURCE: Instagram@noholdenback

As per her 2013 autobiography, No Holding Back, the Heart Breakfast radio co-host's father, who used to drink, abandoned the family when she was only 4.

An attendant of Swanmore College (then- Swanmore Secondary School), Amanda Holden joined Bishop's Waltham Little Theatre Company at the age of 9. By the time she turned 16, she had moved to Bournemouth and later went to South London to enroll at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Married Twice- Husband And Children

The Hearts and Bones actress currently lives with her record producer husband (second beau), Chris Hughes. As of now, the two are together for nearly 2 decades and are proud parents of two daughters.

On December 10, 2008, they married at St Margaret's Church in Somerset, as the former Formula One racing driver David Coulthard officiated the wedding. The reception held at the Babington House had only exclusive members in presence.

Reportedly, the couple met back in 2003 in Los Angeles but started dating in the fall of that year. By 2004, they were engaged. And following 4 years of engagement, they walked down the aisle.

Holden CAPTION: Holden met her second spouse Chris Hughes after a few months of her first divorce and married him in 2008, following a 4-year long engagement SOURCE: Instagram@noholdenback

Prior, she was in a 7-year long marital relationship with comedian Les Dennis but never shared any child. Reportedly, the Cutting It actress is 17 years junior to Dennis.

They exchanged vows on June 4, 1995, but temporarily split in 2000, after Holden's affair with actor Neil Morrissey (2000 - 2002) came forth. Although they tried to reconcile, it was in vain, as they permanently split in 2002 and finalized their divorce on November 28, 2003.

Holden Is Mother Of Two Daughters- Loss Of Stillborn Son

Then-fiances (now husband & wife), Holden, at the age of 34, welcomed her first child with Chris, daughter Alexa Louise Florence Hughes, on January 20, 2006. The TV figure's 2-year old daughter was present in her second marriage too.

Having faced a miscarriage in 2010, the English actress lost her stillborn son Theo of 7 months on February 1, 2011.

Then, while 8 months pregnant with her third child (after the loss of Theo), she took maternity leave from the show, BGT. On January 25, 2012, she welcomed her daughter, Hollie Rose Hughes, at the age of 40. But due to the critical condition of both baby & mother, Amanda Holden couldn't see her baby for 3 days since birth.

BGT CAPTION: BGT judge Amanda is the mother of two daughters with her second (current) husband Chris SOURCE: Instagram@noholdenback

Currently, the family of four lives in Surrey. Her husband and her daughters are often featured on her Instagram (@noholdenback) with more than 1.7 million followers.

As for her spouse Hughes, he prefers a low-key life and is not active on social media.

Why Is Amanda Holden Famous?

For many of us, Holden is famous as the main judge of the ITV talent show Britain's Got Talent ever since she assumed the role in 2007 alongside Simon Cowell, David Walliams, and Alesha Dixon. As the TV show has already completed 14 series, throughout the 13-year long journey, the English TV personality is on it.

Before being a renowned TV figure, she was already pursuing a career in acting. Having made her TV debut in 1991 as a contestant in Blind Date, Amanda earned small screen credits through EastEnders (1994), Kiss Me Kate (1998-2001), The Grimleys (1999-2001), and Hearts and Bones (2000-01).

Holden CAPTION: Greg Germann as Dr. Tom Koracick with his Grey's Anatomy co-star Jonathan CakeHolden is one of four judges in the talent show Britain's Got Talent; Ashley SOURCE: Instagram@noholdenback

From 2002 to 2004, the English actress appeared as the main cast Mia Bevan in Cutting It. Later, she would portray Sarah Trevanion in the TV drama Wild at Heart (2006-2008).

Moreover, the Shrek The Musical actress worked in some films as well; Intimate Relations (1996), Don't Go Breaking My Heart (1999), and Virtual Sexuality (1999).

Net Worth Of Amanda Holden In 2021

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Holden has an estimated net worth of £3.6million (around $5 million) as of 2021. Undoubtedly, she earned a considerable sum through appearances in TV series throughout the mid-2000s, but mostly, her fortune aligned to millions with her payroll as a judge in Britains' Got Talent (2007- Present).

Reports obtained in late 2020 stated that that English actress, as well as a TV personality, made £700,000 a series of BGT, while her female companion Alesha Dixon earned £450,000. But on the counterpart, male judges: Simon Cowell and David Walliams took home £1.5million and £2.5 million, respectively.

After demands for equal pay, Amand and Alesha reportedly saw their pay rise on a subject to an internal review in the next series. Though, the 2021 edition of BGT postponed its production due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other Sources of Income

Aside from TV ventures, Amanda Holden collects a decent sum through commercials; since 2015, she is the face of Alpen. From 2010 to 2012, she worked for TV adverts for the supermarket chain Tesco.

Moreover, on her Instagram, the celebrity ambassador for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has endorsement deals with M&S, JD Williams, ALEX PERRY, Zara, Revive Collagen, Ivy Rose Jewellery, Naia Beach, and others. Allegedly, she can expect up to $3,551- $5,918 per sponsored post.

Holden replaced Emma Bunton as the co-host of Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston in 2019, on a 2-year contract worth £3million. The same year, the author of Sunday Times best-seller No Holding Back (2013) signed a contract with Virgin EMI Records and later released her debut album Songs from My Heart in 2020.

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