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Amanda Holden

Occupation: Actor, talent show judge

Nationality: British

Born: February 16, 1971 (43)

Rising to prominence with the ITV drama Wild At Heart, Holden is also known for her work as a judge on the talent competition Britain's Got Talent.

She starred in Shrek: The Musical in the London West End for several months in 2011.

Holden married comedian Les Dennis in June 1995, but they divorced in 2003 after Holden's affair with actor Neil Morrissey was exposed. She now has two children with husband Chris Hughes.

Stephen Mulhern challenges the judges to a celebrity-naming challenge. BGT: Watch the judges' alphabet challenge Digital Spy recaps all the action from Saturday's episode of Britain's Got Talent. BGT: The good, the bad & the bizarre 15-year old singer James Smith performs Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good'. BGT: Watch schoolboy impress judges The judges are amazed by motobike in a new clip from Britain's Got Talent. BGT: Watch Bold Dogs scare Simon Cowell The 79-year-old dancer said that Simon Cowell's early buzz did not affect her. BGT Paddy: 'Golden Buzzer was super' Paddy Jones and much-younger partner have toured the world with acrobatic salsa. BGT salsa gran won Spanish talent show Simon Cowell returns to ITV for more variety show fun and games. Britain's Got Talent returns! Live Blog Get some hints about what madness is coming your way on Britain's Got Talent. BGT: 10 teasers for tonight's launch Ukrainian dance troupe with a difference Light Balance take to the stage. See Britain's Got Talent act Light Balance Amanda Holden reveals that she would like to see "less earnest drag acts". BGT Cowell: Fatherhood won't change judging Video: Digital Spy chats to Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden. BGT judges talk new series, Cowell baby Has Britain still Got Talent? Find out what some of the show's past stars are now up to. 11 memorable BGT acts: Then and now Squiddly and Diddly are joined by the other judges' pet pooches for the launch. Cowell dresses puppies at BGT press launch Greggs ruins your daily cuppa by sticking Britain's Got Talent stars in the froth. BGT judges get frothy coffee portraits Simon Cowell jokes that David Walliams couldn't wait to take over as head judge. BGT Simon Cowell on "annoying" David Amanda Holden admits people forget that she's an actress because of the show. Amanda Holden: BGT changed my minxy image We rate four BGT acts that we met backstage at auditions in Hammersmith. Britain's Got Talent: Could these acts win? Amy Adams, Kate Winslet and BFF Eva Longoria show their love for the Beckham label. Stars wearing Victoria Beckham designs Simon Cowell's talent show will return for its eighth series later this month. When will Britain's Got Talent return? Stavros Flatley and The Showbears join Stephen as he advertises BGT's spinoff. BGT: See Mulhern sing for the judges See some of Britain's biggest celebrity mums in a tasteful display of  food artistry. See Holly Willoughby in coffee beans Other press night attendees include Kate Beckinsale and Stacey Solomon. Cowell kiss, Cardle at X Factor musical Amanda Holden promises that there will be several unusual acts on BGT this year. BGT's Amanda Holden on Cowell baby, more Warning: Contains dancing, tickling sticks and David Walliams's uncensored desires. BGT: Walliams and Cowell's best pranks Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden's daughters appear in the new advertisement. Britain's Got Talent: See the new trailer Cowell himself is seen being waited on hand-and-foot in new promo pictures. Walliams is Cowell nanny in BGT promo David Walliams, Keith Lemon and Dermot O'Leary also feature in the commercial. Watch Simon Cowell, Ant & Dec in ITV ad Tonight's show is scrapped after a major electrical fault. X Factor musical abandoned mid-performance Leighton Meester puts a ring on it in NYC as Beyoncé parties all night in London. What have your favourite stars been up to? Hound Waves radio will provide a range of dog-related programming from March 7. Radio station for dogs and owners coming Find out which celebrities are nominated for 2014 Mum of the Year. Who is up for Celebrity Mum of the Year? Jessica Brown-Findlay poses with Colin Farrell in today's images. Little Mix, more: Today's Celeb Pictures Judge wants BGT to "stretch out" and inherit The X Factor's slot. Holden wants BGT to 'take over' X Factor Dixon admits contestants don't value the other judges' opinions as much as Cowell's. Alesha: BGT won't survive without Cowell  Amanda Holden braves the chill in a strappy monochrome dress in today's gallery. Lupita, more: Today's Celebrity Pictures Justin Bieber parties shirtless with P Diddy in today's pictures. BGT stars, more: Today's Celeb Pictures Flick through our gallery of stars, including Cate Blanchett and Gwyneth Paltrow. Beyoncé, more in Today's Celeb Pictures David Walliams asks the act: "How much to throw the knife a little bit nearer?" Cowell almost hit by BGT knife-thrower Judge hints that style is an homage to Sex and the City's Samantha Jones. Amanda Holden's new look at BGT The judges are left open-mouthed watching death-defying bike stunts. BGT auditions see death-defying stunts