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Honest: Amanda Holden is open about how her selection as Britain's judge Got Talent saved her from her damaged reputation as a & # 39; cheating woman & # 39; after her shameful affair

It is almost 20 years since she started a five-week relationship with Neil Morrissey in 2000, while she was married to comedian Les Dennis.

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Yet Amanda Holden is open about how her selection as a judge of Britain's Got Talent saved her from her damaged reputation as a & # 39; cheating wife & # 39 ;.

The presenter, 48, now happily married to Chris Hughes, revealed that she felt her public perception change for the better after Simon Cowell made her the popular ITV talent show in 2007.

Honest: Amanda Holden is open about how her selection as Britain's judge Got Talent saved her from her damaged reputation as a & # 39; cheating woman & # 39; after her shameful affair

Honest: Amanda Holden is open about how her selection as Britain's judge Got Talent saved her from her damaged reputation as a & # 39; cheating woman & # 39; after her shameful affair

According to The mirror, Amanda thanks Simon for changing her reputation of & # 39; cheating wife & # 39; and encouraging viewers to look beyond her previous affair drama.

She said: & # 39; Starting with Britain & # 39; s Got Talent was liberating for me. & # 39;

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& # 39; I mean, without deteriorating my past, I think I was together for five years when I was with Chris, but people were still talking about Les and Neil and everything else & # 39;

She added: & # 39; What was really nice was that anyone who had a preconceived idea of ​​me could see who I really was and then really make a decision. & # 39;

Reputation: the presenter, 48, revealed that she felt her public perception change for the better after Simon Cowell made her the popular ITV talent show in 2007

Reputation: the presenter, 48, revealed that she felt her public perception change for the better after Simon Cowell made her the popular ITV talent show in 2007

Reputation: the presenter, 48, revealed that she felt her public perception change for the better after Simon Cowell made her the popular ITV talent show in 2007

Amanda went on to say that she felt that & # 39; people didn't like her & # 39; and called her a & # 39; cheating woman & # 39; after the news about her relationship with actor Neil Morrissey was made public during her seven-year marriage to Les Dennis.

She said to The Mirror: & # 39; So if they didn't like me afterwards, that's fine too. But I think I have helped a wider audience understand that I was probably not as bad as I was portrayed, or as naughty as I was portrayed.

& # 39; I am naughty, stick with it, but in a good way! & # 39;

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Amanda and Dennis broke up when news about the affair appeared. Although they were briefly reconciled, they divorced in 2002 and were divorced the following year.

Affair: Amanda revealed that she felt that & # 39; people didn't like her & # 39; and called her a & # 39; cheating wife & # 39; after the news about her relationship with Neil Morrissey was made public during her seven-year marriage to Les Dennis

Affair: Amanda revealed that she felt that & # 39; people didn't like her & # 39; and called her a & # 39; cheating wife & # 39; after the news about her relationship with Neil Morrissey was made public during her seven-year marriage to Les Dennis

Affair: Amanda revealed that she felt that & # 39; people didn't like her & # 39; and called her a & # 39; cheating wife & # 39; after the news about her relationship with Neil Morrissey was made public during her seven-year marriage to Les Dennis

The British Got Talent judge spoke about the affair that destroyed her marriage to the Family Fortunes host and launched her career.

It was the connection with comedian Les Dennis that brought her into the open, but after the love affair with the actor of Men Behaving Badly she became famous in herself.

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She referred to their short dalliance as about love and affection, not just sex, despite Neil Morrissey calling it a short affair in recent years.

Since her star took off, Amanda has been a TV star and recently completed her 12th year at Britain's Got Talent.

Candid: & # 39; I could get a wider audience to understand that I was probably not as bad as I was portrayed or as naughty as I was portrayed - I am naughty, but in a good way! & # 39;

Candid: & # 39; I could get a wider audience to understand that I was probably not as bad as I was portrayed or as naughty as I was portrayed - I am naughty, but in a good way! & # 39;

Candid: & # 39; I could get a wider audience to understand that I was probably not as bad as I was portrayed or as naughty as I was portrayed – I am naughty, but in a good way! & # 39;

Amanda met Dennis when she was only 22 and he was 38. They were together for four years before they got married in June 1995.

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She said that after her affair with Morrissey, which began while filming the BBC drama Happy Birthday Shakespeare, she was thrown back together with him & # 39; when she left the house she shared with Dennis.

The actress married record producer Chris Hughes in December 2008 and they have two children together.

Dennis also has two children from a later marriage with life coach Claire Nicholson.

Family life: the actress married record producer Chris Hughes in December 2008 and they have two children together

Family life: the actress married record producer Chris Hughes in December 2008 and they have two children together

Family life: the actress married record producer Chris Hughes in December 2008 and they have two children together

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Amanda's honesty about being a & # 39; cheating woman & # 39; is called, comes after she was crowned rear of the year after seeing competition from Carol Vorderman and Holly Willoughby for the title.

The radio presenter received the honor for her & # 39; proportional and modest rear & # 39; after 12,000 online votes to win.

Amanda follows in the footsteps of the stunning actress Michelle Keegan, who was named Rear Of The Year in 2018 by the public with voting rights.

Award: Amanda's honesty about the brand of a & # 39; cheating woman & # 39; comes after she was crowned rear of the year after seeing competition from Carol Vorderman and Holly Willoughby

Award: Amanda's honesty about the brand of a & # 39; cheating woman & # 39; comes after she was crowned rear of the year after seeing competition from Carol Vorderman and Holly Willoughby

Award: Amanda's honesty about the brand of a & # 39; cheating woman & # 39; comes after she was crowned rear of the year after seeing competition from Carol Vorderman and Holly Willoughby

The judges of the Got Gotent of Great Britain are currently preparing for the Got Talent of Great Britain: the champions, who will see show favorites like English tenor Paul Potts and street dancer George Sampson return to the podium.

Ashleigh Butler also returns for the first time since the death of her beloved dog Pudsey, with whom she won the show in 2012, and returns with the new dog Sully.

However, there is no place for Susan Boyle, who originally signed up for the show before she left at 11 am due to a scheduling conflict.

Britain & # 39; s Got Talent: The Champions will run for six weeks from August 31.

The return of the show: the BGT judges are currently preparing for Britain & # 39; s Got Talent: The Champions, who see show favorites such as Paul Potts and George Sampson returning to the podium

The return of the show: the BGT judges are currently preparing for Britain & # 39; s Got Talent: The Champions, who see show favorites such as Paul Potts and George Sampson returning to the podium

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The return of the show: the BGT judges are currently preparing for Britain & # 39; s Got Talent: The Champions, who see show favorites such as Paul Potts and George Sampson returning to the podium

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