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Tuesday 28th January 2020

Amanda Holden claims BGT changed her "terrible image"

She now has her eyes on Holly Willoughby's This Morning role

ITV competition Britain’s Got Talent is a place that you could change your life.

It is the opportunity to show the world that you have something special that might have previously escaped those that know you.

This is obviously why so many queue up to have a chance to impress.

I had a terrible image before I started BGT

BGT has also breathed new life into another too and this is one of the four judges.

Amanda Holden, 46, has credited the show for helping to change her “terrible image” with women.

Before signing up to be a judge on the series in 2007, Amanda was an actress who was best known for television roles in Cutting It and The Grimleys.

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She also had a much-publicised affair with Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey while married to then-husband Les Dennis.

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine: “I had a terrible image before I started BGT and he let people see me as I am.

“There will always be people who don’t like me, but a lot more do now – particularly women.

“You can only change things one person at a time.”

Amanda has also credited This Morning for helping to change viewer perception of who they thought she was.

She stood-in for Holly Willoughby during her maternity leave in 2014 and 2015 and it allowed her to show a different side of her personality.

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Amanda explained: “I wasn’t wearing the big glam frock – I wasn’t judging people.

"I was talking to people in the news, (covering) a bit of fashion, a bit of cookery, a lot of mums’ issues.

"I loved every minute.”

Amanda also indicated that she would love Holly's presenting role on the show, if it ever came available.

She admitted: “Holly is incredible but if she ever does finally hang up her stilettos, that’s the job I’d really want to be considered for.”