Amanda Holden ‘scoops BBC judging role to rival Britain’s Got Talent’

Amanda Holden has reportedly scooped a new judging role on the BBC.

The TV personality, 53, who has honed her judging skills on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, has become one of the most in-demand faces on primetime television.

As well as her long-running gig on BGT which she has held since 2007, Amanda has also recently worked with pal Alan Carr on Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job.

The holiday home makeover programme airs on the Beeb and now the broadcaster has apparently snapped her up for another job.

It has been reported by The Daily Star that Amanda has signed up to appear as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK on BBC Three.

Amanda Holden has reportedly scooped a new judging role on the BBC (pictured February)

The TV personality, 53, who has honed her judging skills on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, has become one of the most in-demand faces on primetime television

An insider told the publication: ‘Amanda is perfect for the show because she’s glamorous and has a brilliant sense of humour.

‘And of course she’s got plenty of experience because she’s been a judge on Britain’s Got Talent for years.’

Amanda is said to have already filmed one episode with RuPaul, 63, and show regular Michelle Visage, 55. 

Amanda’s episode would be due to air last this year and producers are said to be delighted with the fun-loving star appearing on the show.

However it will no doubt cause nerves at ITV, as one source said: ‘Amanda has been one of ITV’s biggest stars for years as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent. So bosses at the network will be nervous about her doing so much stuff with the BBC.’

MailOnline have reached out to representatives for comment.

Other stars who have appeared on the drag queen competition show include Geri Horner, Emma Bunton, Mel B, Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan and Dame Joanna Lumley. 

The claims come after it was reported Amanda threw BGT into chaos, as she followed in the footsteps of judge Bruno Tonioli by breaking a major rule.

It has been reported by The Daily Star that Amanda has signed up to appear as a guest judge on RuPaul ‘s Drag Race UK on BBC Three

The claims come after it was reported Amanda threw BGT into chaos, as she followed in the footsteps of judge Bruno Tonioli by breaking a major rule 

Auditions for the new series have continued in Manchester this week, and it’s been reported that Amanda pressed her Golden Buzzer for one act, despite having used hers in London already.

The Heart FM presenter was reportedly wowed by a Japanese comedian who performed impressions with his hair, and pressed the buzzer that would send him straight through to the semi-finals.

This series has seen the judges be far more generous when it comes to pressing the coveted Golden Buzzer, with Simon Cowell, Amanda and Bruno all hitting the button within the first 20 acts of the auditions.

A source told The Sun: ‘Bruno was almost moved to tears watching his golden buzzer dance act – and was first to slam down on the button so hard that it cracked.

‘He was shortly followed by Simon, who sent a Japanese dance act through to the live shows.

‘And finally, Amanda was impressed by a female theatre singer that she was keen to give a shot in the live rounds and was last to press the buzzer.’

Simon recently returned to work on Britain’s Got Talent after being forced to pull out of filming due to illness.

The music mogul was pictured arriving to film another round of auditions in Manchester on Tuesday, after a crippling headache left him too unwell to work.

Heading into the The Lowry, Simon flashed a thumbs up while sporting one of his signature all-black ensembles.

While he was previously seen sporting a pair of tinted ‘blue light filter’ glasses, which are believed to help prevent migraines, this time he’d swapped them for a pair of his signature aviators.

After Simon’s health scare, a source close to the star told PEOPLE he’s in ‘fantastic health,’ adding: ‘He’s better than ever and great fitness too, is biking and walking a lot every day and has started reformer Pilates for strengthening his back.

‘All his friends are telling him to bring out a range of his own light-filtering glasses now to help others.’ 

Auditions for the new series have continued in Manchester this week, web site and it’s been reported that Amanda pressed her Golden Buzzer for one act, despite having used hers already

This series has seen the judges be far more generous when it comes to pressing the Golden Buzzer, with Simon Cowell , Amanda and Bruno all hitting the button within the first 20 acts

They went onto say that Simon is ‘prone to migraines’ due to being under the ‘bright studio lights’ and his light-filtering glasses can help ease this. 

It was reported on Saturday that Simon was forced to pull out of BGT filming after developing the crippling headache.

A source told the Daily Star: ‘Simon was due to film as normal but he started to feel unwell.

‘After some deliberation, he told everyone he was unable to take part in filming.

‘To say he was frustrated was an understatement. Simon loves making Britain’s Got Talent, so he was annoyed that he had to miss filming.’

Simon missed a small number of evening auditions after his headache came on and he left the tryouts early before returning for the next run in Manchester as planned. 

Simon and his fellow Britain’s Got Talent judges Alesha Dixon, Bruno Tonioli and Amanda Holden, along with hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, returned to filming for the upcoming series last month.

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