Amanda Holden: BGT reinvents itself 'like Madonna'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 January 2013
Amanda Holden at the BGT London auditions

Amanda Holden at the Britain's Got Talent London auditions

Amanda Holden says 'Britain's Got Talent' is "like Madonna" in that the ITV show reinvents itself every year, and she is confident the new series will "top" last year's achievements on the programme

Amanda Holden says 'Britain's Got Talent' reinvents itself every year "like Madonna".

The 41-year-old star believes the ITV talent show draws comparisons to the 54-year-old pop star in that it comes back each year with something different, and she is confident the new series of the programme will "top" 2013's achievements when dancing dog act Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey triumphed.

Speaking at the Britain's Got Talent auditions at the London Palladium yesterday (20.01.13), she told BANG Showbiz: "I think the show is a bit like Madonna - it kind of reinvents itself every year.

"I think we can still top it this year, I think every year we've managed to top ourselves but it is hard having to live up to your own reputation I suppose.

"But I don't think we'll get many dog acts, I really don't think we'll have many at all."

Amanda admits she "doesn't know" how she coped on the show last year after returning to the panel less than one month after giving birth to her daughter Hollie via an emergency caesarean section, during which time her heart stopped beating for 40 seconds, but she was pleased to return to normality.

She added: "When I look back I don't quite know how I did it, but you just do don't you - it was fun. I needed to get back to wearing lip gloss and talking about nice things, not death.

"I just wore the same kind of dresses but they just had a bit more elastic in them. I hate maternity wear. As I said to Fearne Cotton, you can just wear normal clothes and a bit of elastic."

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