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Real identity of Amanda Holden’s nan Myrtle on The Holden Girls revealed WEEKS ago

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The identity of the person playing Amanda Holden‘s nan in The Holden Girls: Mandy & Myrtle was actually revealed before the show aired.

E4 viewers have been scratching their heads after watching the trailer – and even while watching the show as it launched last night.

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Amanda Holden moves in with her nan in The Holden Girls (Credit: E4)

Who is Amanda Holden’s nan?

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Speculation had been rife about who is playing the character, with Leigh Francis, Alan Carr and Ant and Dec in the frame.

However, TV listings for the E4 show The Holden Girls revealed a fortnight ago who is playing Amanda’s nan.

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The identity of Amanda’s nan has now been revealed (Credit: E4)

However, according to the Radio Times, the role of Amanda’s nan is being played by none other than Keith Lemon star Leigh Francis.

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The listing for The Holden Girls: Mandy & Myrtle reads: “Spoof documentary following actress and broadcaster Amanda Holden and her grandmother Myrtle, played by Leigh Francis.

“A concerned Amanda persuades her lonely nan to relocate from Doncaster to live with her in her swanky London house.

“Following a chaotic settling-in period, it isn’t long before tempers fray and Amanda is forced to choose between her husband and her awkward elder relative.”

A rep for Channel 4 added: “Amanda is one of the UK’s most well-known stars and we are thrilled to get insight into her life with her nan.”

Viewers called it

Brits have been calling Leigh Francis as Amanda’s nan since the Britain’s Got Talent judge posted a teaser clip of the show to social media.

One said: “Amanda Holden’s “Nan” is 100% Keith Lemon aka Leigh Francis. Just looks like a slightly more modern version of his Bo Selecta characters.”

Another added: “Kept seeing ads for that Mandy & Myrtle thing. Amanda Holden with her ‘nan’ that looks just like Leigh Francis and sure enough it is.”

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