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Amanda Holden

Occupation: Actress, 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.

Have your say on whether the rumoured golden buzzer is genius or a gimmick. BGT: Is a golden buzzer a good idea? The pair had an affair while Holden was still married to Les Dennis. Neil Morrissey on Amanda Holden affair The actress said she wished she'd had her daughters earlier. Holden: 'Girls should have babies sooner' 19-year-old also talks to DS about wanting more nudity from Miley and his crush on Nicole. Sam: 'X Factor isn't a singing contest' Britain's Got Talent judge says Cowell will cope with fatherhood. Amanda Holden: 'Cowell naturally loving' Selena Gomez, Abbey Clancy, Kylie Minogue in today's celebrity pictures. Clancy, Kylie: Today's best pictures Amanda Holden holds up a pair of watermelons at a grocery store book signing. Holden poses with melons at book signing Amanda Holden, Victoria Beckham, Rita Ora in today's celebrity pictures. Holden, Beckham: Best Celebrity Pictures Little Mix party in London in today's celebrity pictures. Celebrity pictures: Little Mix, X Factor Have I Got News for You beats Piers Morgan on ITV in the 9pm slot. BBC One leads Friday's primetime ratings Britain's Got Talent star also speaks about an unnamed ex-boyfriend in her new book. Holden: 'Simon Cowell lived empty life' Owain Arthur, Kellie Shirley and Angela Griffin are in the current London cast. 'One Man, Two Guvnors' gala gallery Simon Cowell, Aaron Paul, Stephen Merchant and more lighting up the small screen. TV's big names before they were famous The actress recalls an incident involving an unnamed celebrity over a decade ago. Amanda Holden: 'Comedian assaulted me' DS's showbiz reporter on celeb splits and the Pride of Britain Awards. Anna Williamson Showbiz Peek at the Week The actress wanted a sense of "normality" for Lexi after birth of Hollie. Holden: I returned to work for daughter Holden says her fellow Britain's Got Talent judge will be an "excellent" mother. Holden: 'Alesha's baby must be stunning' Amanda Holden admits that she was pulled in as a last-minute replacement on BGT. Amanda Holden: I hope I replaced Cheryl The initial round of auditions will take place from October to December. 'BGT' 2014 open audition dates revealed Nicole Scherzinger leads stars showing off their red carpet style at Pride of Britain Awards. Pride of Britain: Best and worst dressed Britain's Got Talent judge welcomed a daughter with her dancer boyfriend last week. Alesha Dixon gives birth to first child BGT judge speaks to Good Housekeeping about cheating on Les Dennis and her stillborn son. Amanda Holden talks Neil Morrissey affair Amanda Holden also lends support to Pedigree's 'Feeding Brighter Futures' campaign. Paul O'Grady joins rescue dog campaign Holden tells DS she is "thrilled" by both her return to the show and Simon Cowell's baby joy. Amanda Holden on BGT return, Cowell baby 2013 TVChoice best & worst dressed: Lara Pulver, Brooke Vincent, Binky Felstead. TVChoice Awards: Best & worst dressed The actress comments on Twitter about "all four judges" on BGT having children. Holden jokes about Cowell baby claims Rupert Grint, Geri Halliwell, Amanda Holden lead famous faces at Sunday's F1 race. Rupert Grint, Geri Halliwell attend F1 She says she would love to return to the panel should producers want her to. Alesha Dixon wants 'BGT' return How did Jessie J, Emma Watson and Taylor Swift shape up this week? Best & Worst dressed stars of the week Britain's Got Talent stars, Glee stars, more in today's celebrity pictures. Today's Pictures: Simon Cowell, more Britain's Got Talent judge's boob is exposed during the final. 'BGT' Holden has wardrobe malfunction A woman invades the stage and throws eggs at the judges during a performance. Cowell pelted with eggs on 'BGT' final The Gangnam Style singer is added to the bill with Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. Psy joins 'Got Talent' final lineup We look at who wowed and who should have gone back into their wardrobe. 'Glamour' Awards: Best and worst dressed The shadow dance act won the final semi-final vote of the series. 'BGT': Attraction, O'Keefe reach final Judge Holden appears to suggest the 5 to 8-year-olds should appear on stage naked. BGT: Anger at Pre-Skool "naked" quip Impressionist and young singer progress as Alex Keirl misses out. Francine Lewis, Asanda Jezile in BGT final Francine Lewis, James More, Asanda Jezile and others take to the stage. 'Britain's Got Talent' semi-final 4: As it happened Joseph Hall misses out as fourpiece band and young dance troupe progress. Luminites, Pre-Skool reach BGT final The Luminites, Joseph Hall, Rosie O'Sullivan and more take to the stage. 'Britain's Got Talent' semi-final 3: As it happened