Amanda Holden always knew her destiny was to become a star. At the age of three she was singing, acting and directing plays for family and friends, 'I wanted to be a household name, like Fairy Liquid,' she told them. Ever the joker, for once Amanda wasn't kidding. From a bit-part in Eastenders she went on to star in hit TV series Cutting It and Wild at Heart and took the lead role in West End musical Thoroughly Modern Millie before Simon Cowell made her a judge in Britain's Got Talent. In this first ever biography of the star, Jim Maloney charts the highs and lows of Amanda Holden's remarkable life - from the heartbreak of having her father walk out on her when she was four, to marrying Les Dennis and her very public affair with Neil Morrissey. She eventually settled down and had her first child with record producer Chris Hughes. Read how Simon Cowell always fancied her and what she really thinks of him. And discover just what her eye-opening cat fight with rival Martine McCutcheon was really all about.
Candid and outspoken Amanda Holden admits that her comments and behaviour often get her into trouble but she's proved she is a survivor who can cope with everything life throws at her.
Jim Maloney is an author and showbiz journalist who writes for national newspapers and magazines. His previous books include the official story of the Beckham's wedding, David and Victoria: An Invitation to a Wedding and JLS Unauthorised. He is married to fellow showbiz writer and author Alison Maloney and they live in Kent with their two children.