Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden reveals her secrets for how to stay looking young and healthy

Instead, the Britain’s Got Talent judge, 47, credits bootcamp, eating greens and collagen therapy with making her look as good as she did almost 20 years ago.

The mother-of-two, married to record producer Chris Hughes, said: “I had a friend who did not make it to her 50s and her regret was that she spent her life on a diet. I don’t diet.”

Here LYNSEY CLARKE reveals Amanda’s BGT plan and her other top beauty standbys.


THE actress visits bootcamp to keep her fighting fit and looking young.

She is a fan of Prestige Bootcamp on the Algarve – also popular with reality star Vicky Pattison and former Corrie star Charlie Condou. There, Amanda hikes and takes part in ten hours of challenging exercise a week.

Just last week she shared a video of herself in the ring with Charlie during her stay.

Wearing red boxing gloves and punching to the Rocky theme tune, Amanda looked the part. She said: “It’s really good for your mindset, like unplugging your computer and plugging it back in.”

Amanda also swears by the ­gruelling Viking Method of training which includes rounds of squat thrusts, bunny hops, jumps, crawls and boxing – preferably in cold, horrible weather.

On top of this, she jogs every morning and practises Kundalini yoga which she says “is more to do with breath control and strength than getting sweaty.”

Gruelling live episodes of Britain’s Got Talent are running on ITV all this week and Amanda admits her training regime ensures she is ready for the show’s demands.

She said: “BGT is like going into the boxing ring. You train for it. You look your best for it and then you do the rounds.”

Amanda, who is mum to Hollie, six, and Lexi, 12, also says being a mum helps her to stay young. She said: “You just have to keep going when you have children. You’re constantly haring around.”

And for those bloated days, Amanda relies on our old friend, Spanx. She once said: “I don’t care that my tummy is hanging over my trousers. I know I can always put a pair of Spanx on. It is a healthy paunch. It’s because I eat and I’ve had two babies.”


VEGETARIAN Amanda starts the day with sugar-free Alpen cereal and has sushi or soup for lunch. During her bootcamp in Portugal she lives off chickpeas, quinoa salads and avocados. The star also drinks plenty of water, coconut water and juice. She said: “Once a week, I stick to juicing all day, and have a healthy meal at night.

“I like cucumber, spinach, apples and lime. I always notice a difference in my skin.”

But “diet” is a dirty word and Amanda does not believe in “half-fat”, always opting for full-fat yoghurt, butter and cheese.

She said: “I do eat healthily but I have treats and I do love my glass of wine or gin.

“Life is too short to be strict.”


SOME viewers have speculated Amanda’s youthful appearance is down to Botox or dermal fillers, but she says the secret is Collagen Wave Therapy.

The treatment, also loved by Kylie Minogue and Jennifer Aniston, costs around £275 for 90 minutes and multiple sessions are required.

In each session, skin is blasted with radio frequency waves to stimulate collagen and tighten skin.

Another face-saver Amanda believes in is bushier eyebrows, which she says “can make you look much more youthful”.

She is a fan of £35 a pop “High Definition brows” – a mix of shaping and tinting – which she says results in a “mini facelift.”

For a glowing complexion, her top tip is to ­“constantly change your moisturiser” because she thinks skin gets used to one product.

Meanwhile, her fave skincare product is ­Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser which is soap-free, ­fragrance-free and non-comedogenic – meaning it should not block pores.

Lastly, Amanda cannot live without a daily dose of Moroccanoil Treatment (£32.85 per 100ml) on her hair to keep it shiny, and she loves Bobbi Brown and MAC make-up.

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