Saturday 19 August 2017

Holden reveals The Archers ambition

Amanda Holden said she would love to be on The Archers
Amanda Holden said she would love to be on The Archers

Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has revealed her ultimate ambition - landing a role on Radio 4's rural soap The Archers.

The star, whose career has included stints on TV and in the theatre, said: "I've performed at the Royal Variety, but I still keep saying I want to be in The Archers as I've never done radio - it's the only medium I haven't covered."

The soap, which started in 1950, has counted DJ John Peel, Sir Terry Wogan, Britt Ekland, Dame Edna Everage, Princess Margaret and Dame Judi Dench among its guest stars.

Holden, who is now in her ninth year on BGT, said she would be "a fool" not to stay on the talent show.

She said: "I'm just glad to be asked, because it's not a given. As somebody who has covered every single genre of this business, I still feel qualified to be here though."

She added that the show's success was because the "whole family" can watch it.

She said: "My nan voted last year, I didn't know she even knew how to pick up a phone and vote, that's brilliant."

Press Association

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