Amanda Holden’s jaw-dropping BGT style makeover, from dodgy platforms to glam leg-flashing frocks

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SHE’S the queen of family TV who always brings her fashion A-game with her Britain’s Got Talent wardrobe.

But glamorous judge Amanda Holden, 48, has certainly come a long way from the unfitted jeans and union jack dresses she wore when she first started on the show.

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The stunning judge has come a long way since the style she debuted when Britain’s Got Talent launched in 2007[/caption]

The beautiful star has been on the popular TV programme since it launched in 2007, but channelled a wildly different look.

Forget the sweeping ball gowns and chic updos we have grown accustomed to seeing, Amanda previously donned clunky heels and grey tights without a spray tan in sight.

She’s certainly had a show-stopping makeover the years, employing Holly Willoughby’s stylist Angie Smith to nail her on-screen looks.

Now the Surrey-based judge looks picture perfect week on week, and regularly wows in sensational gowns.

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When BGT first hit our screen, Amanda was a fan of grey tights, shorts and bold heels[/caption]

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These shapeless jeans are a far cry from her chic style today[/caption]

But her eye-popping dresses have also been the topic of controversy in the past.

Amanda sparked an Ofcom investigation back in 2017 when her low-cut dress from the BGT final received 663 complaints.

Amanda’s dress, designed by Julien Macdonald, shocked viewers of the family show due to its plunging neckline, and it also had an equally low-cut back.

The star joked before putting it on for the live episode: “Will people be complaining to Ofcom? I hope so, I really do.”

Following the blunder, Amanda parted ways with stylist Angie, and she now works with fashionista Karl Willett, who has worked with The Voice coach Jennifer Hudson, singer Paloma Faith, and X Factor’s Ella Henderson.

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In 2008, Amanda donned this iconic Union Jack dress with a high slit[/caption]

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In 2009, Amanda wore these wet-look leggings and a frilly blouse[/caption]

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Baggy white jeans were Amanda’s favourite in 2011[/caption]

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The stunning judge set pulses racing in 2011 with this very high hemmed gown[/caption]

Amanda is best known for being a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, but has notched up quite a few shows in her 25 years on TV and stage.

Her first TV appearance is probably not what you’d expect, as the 19-year-old appeared on an awkward episode of Cilla Black’s Blind Date in 1991.

Embarrassingly, Amanda wasn’t selected by the bachelor on the dating show and revealed her ideal man was Jack Nicholson.

While she didn’t land herself a date, the experience did pave the way for her career on television.

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Amanda wore this glittery playsuit in 2012 and kept her blonde hair simple in a chic bob[/caption]

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The TV star opted for this shapless beige dress with a high-necked bow in 2013[/caption]

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Amanda raised the fashion stakes in 2014 with this jaw-dropping, plunging gown[/caption]

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In 2015, Amanda sizzled in this figure-hugging green midi[/caption]

Following a short-lived stint as knicker-selling Carmen in EastEnders in 1994, she went on to appear in Kiss Me Kate, Smack the Pony, Cutting It and Wild At Heart.

She also guest presents on This Morning and Lorraine and has fronted a number of documentaries including an episode of Channel 4’s Dispatches about the treatment for stillbirth and miscarriages, as well as a factual series on ITV called Give a Pet A Home.

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In 2016, the TV personality painted the town red in this strappy gown[/caption]

Amanda received 663 complaints on Ofcom for this daring dress in 2017

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The popular judge ensured all eyes were on her in 2018 with this pretty, glittery dress that showed off her slim legs[/caption]

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Amanda hit all the right notes in 2018 with this white gown[/caption]

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Amanda, pictured this month, regularly nails her TV looks and stunned in this gorgeous burgundy dress[/caption]

Multi-talented Amanda has also graced the West End Stage, performing in Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2004.

She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical in the same year.

Amanda Holden was also one of 13 celebrities to appear on the 2017 series of Who Do You Think You Are.


Last year Amanda was embroiled in a TV feud with Phil Schofield after she believed he got her axed from This Morning.

In November 2018 she was set to fill in for Holly Willoughby while she is hosting I’m a Celebrity but the offer was withdrawn at the last minute.

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