BGT is back on our screens tonight (April 30) and Amanda Holden makes a welcome return as the show’s much-loved judge.
Amanda’s daughters Lexi and Hollie will no doubt be tuning in to watch their famous mum.
However, one person who may find Britain’s Got Talent difficult to watch is the star’s dad Frank.
BGT star Amanda Holden’s absent father
Frank spoke to the Daily Mail in 2010 about the pair’s broken relationship.
“Amanda has never called me Dad and I really don’t think she loves me as a father. I can’t blame her for that. Why should she love me?
“I don’t deserve it because I was absent for most of her life,” he said.
Amanda previously said her father had left her when she was four before he “popped in when I was six and sent me a present at 16”.
I don’t deserve it because I was absent for most of Amanda’s life.
Frank spoke of his regret at not being part of Amanda and her sister Debbie’s lives when they were children.
He explained that they did meet up from time to time, but things were always “strained”.
Amanda attempts to build bridges
However, Amanda did invite Frank to her performance of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Watching his daughter perform in the sell-out show, he said: “That’s my girl.”
Amanda gave birth to her daughter Lexi and Frank was delighted when he was given the chance to meet her.
However, he conceded that things would never be “normal” between the pair, admitting his heart was broken at the way things had turned out.
Amanda’s relationship with her stepdad
After splitting from Frank in 1976, Amanda’s mum Judith remarried.
Amanda is said to have called her stepdad Leslie “Daddy” ever since her father left.
The Heart FM presenter paid tribute to her stepdad on Father’s Day last year.
She shared a picture of the pair with the caption: “Happy Father’s Day to this wonderful man who took me and my sister aged 4 & 5 into his heart and loved us … love you right back.”
The post went down a storm with Amanda’s fans, who praised the star for her sweet sentiment.
Catch Amanda Holden on BGT on ITV tonight (April 30) at 8pm.
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