By Cara Dudgeon

16th July 2019

Amanda Holden Net Worth: How Much Is The TV Judge Worth?

She’s the Britain’s Got Talent judge with a loud mouth and boy do we love her for it, but what is Amanda Holden‘s net worth?

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Amanda Holden’s net worth is £4.7 million!

How did the blonde bombshell become so rich?

Amanda Louise Holden was born in Portsmouth but spent the majority of her childhood in Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire. She joined Waltham Little Theatre Company at 9 and a teacher told her that she had a natural flair for the stage.

At 16 she moved to Bournemouth to attend the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Amanda Holden school picture

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You won’t believe how she started her celebrity journey…

Amanda was a contestant on game show Blind Date back in 1991!

This launched her into the limelight and she started to have appearances on television series such as Eastenders in 1994; Jonathan Creek in 1998; Kiss Me Kate from 1998-2001; Heart and Bones from 2000-2001; and, Lizzie in Big Top in 2009.

She was supposed to be part of the well-known female-led sketch show, Smack The Pony. She filmed the pilot alongside Sally Phillips and Fiona Allen but decided she would only be a minor character in the first series.

Her most famous TV role most probably is as Sarah Trevanion in the ITV show, Wild at Heart from 2006-2008.

After her character was killed off in the African based drama, she was cast as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent – Simon Cowell’s talent show, along with Piers Morgan and duo Ant and Dec.

Reports state that she was paid £1 million to star in the first season in 2007 and it is rumoured she has been paid £500,000 each series since.

She will be part of the judging panel for the new series: Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions. Fellow judges David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell are also supposedly returning.

Films, theatre and radio…

Amanda has starred in four films over the past three decades. Her film debut was in 1996’s Intimate Relations as Pamela. Since then she has only had minor film roles, such as Virtual Sexuality (1999) as a shoe shop assistant; she played herself in the 2000 movie What Women Want; and she went uncredited as herself in the 2013 film, One Chance.

In 2004, she starred in the musical ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’. Her performance was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

After this Amanda was cast as Princess Fiona in the 2011 run of ‘Shrek the Musical’.

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However, Amanda left the show earlier than expected as she wanted to take some rest before she had her baby.

Earlier this year Amanda replaced Emma Bunton as the co-presenter of the Heart Breakfast radio show. She has reportedly signed a £3 million contract with the company!

Property mogul…

Another way in that Amanda has made her millions is through property. She currently lives in a five-bedroom house which she bought for £2.1 million in 2008.

This isn’t her only property though! She also has a cottage in Norfolk which she bought for £69,000 in 1997. The property’s value was at £250,000 in 2010.

Her third house cost her £435,000 in 2006 but she later sold the property for nearly £1 million in 2009.

Her love life…

Amanda has been married twice in her life.

Her first marriage was to actor and comedian Les Dennis. The pair married in 1995 and it appeared that they had the perfect marriage. However, in 2000 the press revealed that she had been having an affair with actor Neil Morrissey. Les and Amanda tried to save their marriage, but divorced in 2003.

Although Amanda and her now husband, Chris Hughes, got married in December 2008, their first daughter, Alexa AKA Lexi, was born in 2006. In 2011, Amanda had a stillborn son, Theo, at seven months. She has openly discussed this and has even created a fund via Tommy’s – which will be known as Theo’s Hope –  to introduce bereavement counsellors at every maternity unit across the UK.

 

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Here we go! @londonlandmarkshalf running for #TheosHope 🏃🏻‍♀️

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In 2012, Amanda gave birth to the couple’s second daughter, Hollie.

What does the future hold for Amanda’s net worth?..

You might be surprised to hear that Amanda has just signed a record deal!

The change in direction comes after a video of Amanda and her daughters covering The Greatest Showman’s ‘Tightrope’ made its way into the public eye.

Little did Amanda know the video would plunge her into a three way bidding war! She ended up signing a £1 million record deal with Virgin EMI. In her social media posts, she stated:

‘Absolutely thrilled to confirm I’ve signed an amazing record deal with EMI VIRGIN. A lifetime ambition. Cannot wait to get started’.

Amanda is rumoured to have spoken to fellow BGT judge, Simon Cowell before signing on the dotted line.

I wonder if she’ll get a spot on our playlists soon?..

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