She is an actress turned presenter who is best known as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.
And now, Amanda Holden, 48, has confirmed to MailOnline that on June 3rd she will be joining Heart radio’s breakfast show as Jamie Theakston’s new co-host, reportedly landing £3million for a two-year contract, making her the best-paid female showzbiz host.
The presenter also revealed that the show will go national in the process, telling MailOnline that she is ‘thrilled’ and ‘delighted’ to be hosting to the nation alongside Jamie.
Taking over: Amanda Holden, 48, is set to become a radio presenter as she prepares to replace Emma Bunton on Heart radio’s breakfast show, alongside Jamie Theakston
She told MailOnline: ‘I’m delighted to announce that the Heart Breakfast Show is going NATIONAL on June 3rd! I’m thrilled to finally be able to say I’ll be hosting with Jamie Theakston.
‘Having listened to the show for years I’m excited to be part of the Heart FM team! Look forward to waking you all up.’
According to The Sun, Amanda will earn a whopping £3million pounds over the duration of her two-year Heart breakfast how contract.
In December, after five years co-hosting the prime time radio show, Emma Bunton, 43, announced she would be stepping down in order to focus on family life and her upcoming Spice Girls reunion tour.
Global confirmed to MailOnline that Amanda will be joining Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston with the pair taking their show national, while drivetime will remain local.
Departed: In December, after five years co-hosting the prime time radio show, the Spice Girl announced she would be stepping down
First choice: A source told The Mirror: ‘Amanda was their number one choice. She is warm, funny and, of course, watched and loved by millions on Britain’s Got Talent’
A source told The Mirror: ‘Amanda was their number one choice. She is warm, funny and, of course, watched and loved by millions on Britain’s Got Talent.’
Emma was initially replaced by Lucy Horobin, 39, on the breakfast show. The Spice Girl continues to present her weekly Sunday night show on Heart.
It’s a busy time for Amanda, who recently stepped in for fellow presenter Holly Willoughby as a team captain on Celebrity Juice, and returned to the Britain’s Got Talent panel alongside Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon.
Meanwhile, In December Emma announced she was stepping down from her Heart Radio breakfast show to spend more time with her family as she juggles her hectic work schedule.
Emma told MailOnline in February: ‘It took me ages to make that decision. I was back and forth so much.
‘Of course, I’m gonna be so busy with the tour, but also having two children and being away every morning. It goes so fast.
‘They’ve only got a little bit more where they’re gonna really want me. So, I’m grabbing that at the moment.
‘I’m loving waking up with them and making breakfast and taking them to school. You know, I haven’t done that in a long time.’
Busy bee: It’s a busy time for Amanda, who recently stepped in for fellow presenter Holly Willoughby as a team captain on Celebrity Juice, and returned to the Britain’s Got Talent panel
Speaking fondly of her time co-presenting with Jamie Theakston, 48, she confessed: ‘I will always miss it.
‘I laughed from the second I got there, till the minute I left, and I love Jamie. He’s an old friend, and we adore each other.
‘We’ve still got a Whatsapp with the whole breakfast team, so I keep in contact, which is lovely. And, I’ve still got my Sunday show there, so I’ve still got a little hold.
‘It was so hard. I even went through a phase wondering: ‘Can I do everything,’ but I think I’d be shattered.’
The multi-talented girlbander has got a busy year ahead of her, recently reforming with the Spice Girls ahead of their tour across the UK with Mel B, Geri Horner and Mel C.
Busy bee: The singer has got a busy year ahead of her, after recently reforming with the Spice Girls ahead of their upcoming tour across the UK with Mel B, Geri Horner and Mel C