Amanda became a household name when she played the part of Mel in three series of the hit comedy Kiss Me Kate - a co-production by BBC TV and Carlton TV; she then went on to star as 'Miss Titley' in all three series of ITV's popular comedy series ‘The Grimleys’, which cemented her reputation as one of the nation's favourite actresses.
Amanda played the leading role of Sarah Trevanion in three hugely successful series of ITV1′s Wild At Heart and played the lead in Big Top, a comedy sitcom for BBC1.
Amanda also spent three years starring in three series of the prime-time BAFTA winning and hugely popular show Cutting It, also for the BBC, before featuring in a three-part series for ITV1 called Amanda’s Fantasy Lives.
Amanda’s theatre credits include, Liesl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest. Amanda then took the title role in the West End musical Thoroughly Modern Millie for which she received outstanding reviews and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a musical.
Amanda also went on to star as Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical at London’s West End Drury Lane theatre, where she picked up Best Actress in A Musical for the What’s On Stage Awards, Best Theatre Actress at the Glamour 2012 Women of the Year Awards and Best Actress in a Musical for the Cosmopolitan Awards. Amanda acted and co-produced Richard Harris’s award-winning comedy play Stepping Out, which made it’s West End debut at the Vaudeville theatre earlier this year. Stepping Out achieved the biggest ever ‘advance’ at the Box office in the Vaudeville’s history.
Amanda’s presenting credits include, When Britain First Had Talent, Really Wild At Heart, Greasemania, The National Music Awards, The Door, Celebrating the Carpenters, The Children’s Champions Awards (alongside Chris Evans) and she has also presented the prestigious awards ceremony A Night of Heroes alongside Phillip Schofield for six years.
Amanda also hosted ITV’s talent show Jesus Christ Superstar and reported for CBS This Morning show as a regular UK correspondent – she presented an episode of Dispatches: Exposing Hospital Heartache. Tackling miscarriage and stillbirth in which she confronted the deputy health minister and helped in changing a health law.
Recently Amanda joined Philip Schofield in presenting a year Live on ITV’s daily show, This Morning, she also hosted ITV’s Lorraine, the first series of ITV’s Give a Pet a Home and I’ve Got Something to Tell You for Sky W.
Amanda is arguably most known as the longest standing Judge on Britain’s Got Talent having been there from day one: next year’s series will be her 12th!!
During this time, the show has pulled in audiences in excess of 20 million viewers and series four resulted in the finding of the worldwide phenomenon Susan Boyle. Other judges have included Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams, Michael McIntyre and David Hasselhoff.
As well as being established on TV and theatre, Amanda’s first autobiography ‘No Holding Back’ became a Sunday Times Bestseller, and was one of the biggest selling autobiographies of 2013. Amanda also has a popular homeware range, Bundleberry, on QVC.