Whatever your thoughts about Amanda Holden’s antics, she certainly keeps us entertained (Picture: Rex Features)
You can always rely on Amanda Holden to be the life and soul of the party – even when it’s not hers.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge has had everyone talking with her impromptu performance at daughter Lexi’s 18th birthday party, sassily dancing to Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s hit Murder On The Dancefloor through the nightclub.
Some may love it and others not so much but the reaction to her video is just a reminder of what a social media icon Amanda, 52, has become – whether she’s doing something eccentric in the halls of Heart Radio or serving us fire bikini looks on the beach.
Even when she’s being divisive, Amanda’s refusal to cave into critics is to be admired.
When she received Ofcom complaints about one of her many BGT outfits that was deemed too racy for pre-watershed, Amanda cheekily hit back: ‘I’m thinking more rubber.’
As Amanda sparks another debate over her latest antics, here’s a look back at just some of the occasions she served main character energy and was extra as heck…
When she did the Three Peaks challenge in a full face of make-up
In October 2022, Amanda took part in Three Peaks Challenge for Heart Radio’s charity, Global’s Make Some Noise but, of course, did it in her own style.
The mother-of-two could be seen in a full face of make-up, which she later reapplied in the middle of the night on the drive between Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis.
Fans flooded her comments of the pictures and videos on the epic journey with messages of support, with many commenting on how glam she was, even when hiking in some pretty grim weather.
One follower wrote at the time: ‘Not fair you look glam halfway up a mountain!’ as another shared: ‘We didn’t look this amazing when we climbed Snowden.’
Amanda refused to go glam-free for the Three Peaks challenge (Picture: Mattpapz / BACKGRID)
All of her ‘easy access’ outfits
It’s a well-known fact that every wardrobe needs the basics such as an LBD or the perfect pair of jeans.
But if you’re Amanda, you’ll also have an array of ‘easy access’ looks as she’s told us as much in recent years.
Just last week, she demonstrated her skirt’s canny feature with an ‘easy access zip’ running down the front, while on another occasion, she popped open her coat to show how easy it was to access her bra.
She loves an easy access outfit (Picture: @noholdenback, Instagram)
When she recreated Marilyn Monroe’s dress
It was only a matter of time before Amanda paid tribute to her fellow blonde icon Marilyn Monroe.
In June 2023, the actress recreated Marilyn’s iconic scene from the movie The Seven Year Itch where her white dress blew up in the wind.
Sporting a curly blonde bob, the resemblance between the two stars was uncanny.
When she stripped down to teach us all about sex
The promo for Amanda’s show about sex was always going to be extra.
‘Every sexual relationship was about gaining a strategic advance because, underneath that full face of makeup, which was actually made of crocodile dung, she was an intellectual heavyweight,’ she explained in the clip.
Amanda didn’t stop there either as she also dressed up as an angel, a look that is favoured by the Victoria’s Secret models.
When she wore a light-up dress on Britain’s Got Talent
When she wasn’t sparking Ofcom complaints for her racy outfits on Britain’s Got Talent, Amanda was lighting up the studio with her other dresses.
The judge arrived at one live episode of the ITV1 series in a light-up dress that, when she clicked her fingers, lit up the diamante-covered skirt.
That’s one way to save on electricity bills during the cost-of-living crisis!
When she wasn’t causing a stir with her outfits, Amanda was a wholesome queen lighting up the stage on BGT (Picture: @noholdenback, Instagram)
All her lingerie and bikini posts
The pictures speak for themselves in this case…
When she sky-dived out of a plane
Of course Amanda, who has a total zest for life, would jump out of a plane.
She did just that in October 2023 when she skydived out of an aircraft at 13,000 feet but it was all for a good cause with the presenter raising money for charity.
‘I loved it. It was really emotional … and I kept screaming “Global’s Make Some Noise!”’ she said after her incredible achievement.
Of course she loves a skydive (Picture: @noholdenback, Global Radio)
When she wore a full face of make-up during a C-section
There’s probably not many an occasion where Amanda would forgo her glam, and it seems a C-section isn’t one of them.
When undergoing the procedure to welcome her first daughter Alexa aka Lexi into the world in 2006, Amanda had a full face of make-up on in the surgery room.
Explaining her choice to wear make-up for her C-section birth, she said: ‘I had this thing called Placenta Previa which means she couldn’t come out the normal way because her placenta was in the way.
‘She was using it like a cushion basically, she was doing a head-stand on it. So, I had to have a C-section, so I did full glam, oh yeah. I had a lip gloss, I did a lash and I said can I wear my [stilettos] and they said no way, you have to take your shoes off.’
Amanda was extra even during labour (Picture: Rex Features)
When she sexed up air fryers
Amanda found a genius way to boost sales of the increasingly beloved air fryer, and it involved sexing them up.
The TV icon was left in hysterics when her Heart Radio co-host Ashley Roberts asked her about her latest advertisement with JD Williams.
In the photoshoot, the presenter is seen perching her pointed black heels on the lid of the portable oven, as she straddles a chair in a black velvet dressing gown that is loosely tied around her to showcase her toned legs.
Through laughter, Amanda explained the backstory to her ironic marketing technique: ‘Oh my gosh, I for worked an amazing brand and they brought an air fryer through and my daughter really wants one in the house and I was like, oh my god I really need one of them.’
‘They’re fantastic,’ Ashley chimed in as Amanda continued: ‘And they were like, “It’s funny you should say that as we need to think of a way to shoot it,” and I went, “I’ve got a way to shoot it” and we did it, obviously massive irony, very funny.’
After being complimented by Ashley, Amanda laughed: ‘Well thank you, you know… how to sex up an air fryer!’
Ah, never change Amanda, never change.
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