Who is Amanda Holden's husband and how many children does she have?

7 March 2019, 12:04

Amanda Holden
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By Tom Eames

Amanda Holden has been a regular presence on British TV for the past two decades.

The actress and TV star will return to Britain's Got Talent for another series this spring, and she also takes part in Celebrity Apprentice alongside the likes of Richard Arnold and Kelly Hoppen.

Here are all the big facts about the popular presenter:

  1. Who is Amanda Holden?

    Amanda Holden is a British TV presenter and talent show judge, actress, singer and author.

    She is best known as a judge on Britain's Got Talent since the show began in 2007.

    She also played Sarah Trevanion in Wild at Heart, and the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award.

    Amanda first came to fame as Miss Titley in the ITV comedy drama The Grimleys.

    More recently, she has presented various TV shows for ITV including Superstar, This Morning and Give a Pet a Home.

  2. Amanda Holden husband: Is she married?

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    Amanda first married comedian Les Dennis in 1995. They separated temporarily in 2000 after her affair with actor Neil Morrissey, before divorcing in 2003.

    In 2008, she married record producer Chris Hughes.

    The pair met in LA back in 2003, but didn't start a relationship until a year later. Their wedding featured a reception at an exclusive members club called Babington House, with Formula 1 star David Coulthard as Chris's best man.

    They also had a Christmas-themed wedding due to the December date, and had fake show and ivy all around the church.

  3. Amanda Holden children: How big is her family?

    Amanda and Chris have two children together: Alexa (born 2006) and Hollie (born 2012).

    They also sadly lost their baby son, Theo, in February 2011, after he was stillborn at seven months.

  4. Amanda Holden age: How old is she and where is she from?

    Amanda was born on February 16, 1971. She celebrated her 48th birthday in 2019.

    She was born in Portsmouth, but spent most of her childhood in Bishop's Waltham.