Amanda Holden – best known for her career in TV presenting, acting and singing – is one of the UK’s most famous women.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge has also become somewhat of a fashion icon over the past five years, with her simple yet chic outfits and her daring red carpet looks.
And while the 46 year old star – married to Chris Hughes – admits to enjoying dressing up for red carpet events, the mum also loves being styled when she stands in for Holly Willoughby or Ruth Langsford on This Morning.
Exclusively chatting to OK! Online about launching npower’s Light Sky campaign in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Amanda divulged one of the big dress code rules herself and Holly like to stick to when appearing on the hit ITV daytime show.
The star told OK! Online: “I really enjoy it! Everything I wear on This Morning – and Holly wears – is chosen because we know everyone can go and buy it.
“Everything’s from Zara, everything’s from Topshop, or LK Bennett, or Marks and Spencer.
Amanda Holden shares a picture with her lookalike daughter Lexi and mum
“I enjoy the fact people go ‘oh, that jumper looks nice, but I won’t be able to afford it, wait, it’s Marks and Sparks,’ or BHS. This Morning makes fashion really accessible to people I think.”
And while the Mad About Alice actress reveals she loves working with her team to create outfits, she also opens up about receiving negative comments from the public.
She explained: “I had to learn to develop the skin of a rhino over the past 25 years really. I’m in an industry where scrutiny is key, it’s what everyone does.
“But if I’m honest, I don’t really give a damn, the people I am with and my loved ones are fantastic. So you just can’t care about strangers, and loads of it is positive.
“You can’t please everybody, that’s a lesson you learn.”
Amanda is working with Macmillan Cancer Support, launching power’s Light Sky Campaign on the Southbank over November.
Talking about the charity and her participation with the campaign, Amanda revealed: “I basically thought it was an ingenious idea to be able to project holograms of messages of hope and love into the sky, as sort of a alternative Christmas light campaign.”
She added: “It’s always the Macmillan nurses I think about when I think about the charity, and I think about how much they give and what a difficult job it is, and how fantastic they are with families who are going through absolute hell.
“They’re basically angels on earth really.”
Amanda Holden launches npower’s Light Sky campaign in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Donate and submit your message of love NOW to illuminate London’s Southbank from 29th Nov to 1st Dec at npower.com/lightsky.