Amanda Holden lands American show
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 April 2010
'Britain's Got Talent' judge Amanda Holden has landed an 18-month presenting contract on American TV network CBS' breakfast programme, 'The Early Show'
Amanda Holden has landed an 18-month TV contract in America.
The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge will take over as the main female presenter on CBS' morning programme 'The Early Show' when current host Maggie Rodriguez goes on maternity leave later this year.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It is a massive deal for her and she was absolutely thrilled. Her profile is on the rise Stateside and viewers love her cut-glass accent and easy manner."
The 39-year-old star will apparently head to Los Angeles three weeks after the latest series of the ITV talent show - where she sits on the judging panel alongside Piers Morgan and Simon Cowell - ends this summer.
Bosses at the US network are thrilled with Amanda's "natural" hosting shoes.
The source added: "She is a natural presenter and has taken to it like a duck to water. Executives at CBS are predicting big things for her. It is an exciting time."
The TV beauty will front the show alongside current presenters Dave Price and Harry Smith.
Amanda recently admitted she was thrilled with how her career in America has improved since she started working on 'Britain's Got Talent'.
She said: "The American thing's taking off really nicely for me, so I'm thrilled about that.
"I'm making a little dent and I managed to do it - well, really I'm on Simon Cowell's coat-tails and I'm on Susan Boyle's coat-tails, but technically it was off my own bat. So all those hints to Simon paid off in the end."