Amanda Holden always knew her destiny was to become a star. At the age of three she was singing, acting, and directing plays for family and friends. From a bit-part in Eastenders she went on to star in TV series and took the lead role in West End musical Thoroughly Modern Millie before Simon Cowell made her a judge on Britain’s Got Talent. In this first ever biography of the star, Jim Maloney charts the highs and lows of Amanda Holden’s remarkable life-from the heartbreak of having her father walk out on her when she was four, to marrying Les Dennis, and her very public affair with Neil Morrissey. She eventually settled down and had her first child with record producer Chris Hughes. This book reveals how Simon Cowell always fancied her and what she really thinks of him, and well as just what her fight with rival Martine McCutcheon was really all about. Candid and outspoken Amanda Holden admits that her comments and behavior often get her into trouble but she’s proved she is a survivor who can cope with everything life throws at her.