Amanda Holden's Fantasy Lives


star Amanda Holden steps outside her career as an actress and judge on the UK’s biggest variety show to experience the very different lives of a Parisian showgirl, country singer, and stuntwoman. Each episode sees Amanda plunge herself into a different fantasy life as she sets out to uncover the hard work, day to day reality and grit that lies beneath the glamorous public face of each role. Will Amanda be able to cut it as a singer in Nashville, in the heart of Hollywood’s action movie industry, or, for her first challenge, as a high-kicking showgirl in Paris? Twelve days after arriving in the French capital, Amanda will perform on stage with the Bluebells dance troupe. Faced with four routines, four costume changes and a ride on an animatronic elephant, Amanda looks at the picture of Simon Cowell on her mirror and says: "I hope to God this man isn’t watching!"

Episode Description



The Britain's Got Talent judge uncovers the day-to-day reality that lies beneath the glamorous public face of three dream jobs. She begins by learning gruelling dance routines in just a few days before taking to the stage as a showgirl at the famous Lido in Paris. As she struggles to perfect her steps in time, Amanda goes behind the scenes to discover how these glitzy French shows are largely staged by Brits



The Britain's Got Talent judge lives her dream of becoming a Hollywood stuntwoman, and discovers the grit behind the glamour as she experiences frightening falls and car crashes, before facing her greatest phobia - being set on fire. Amanda meets leading female stunt artists who have doubled for Tinseltown's biggest stars, including London-born Sophia Crawford, who teaches the actress a brutal fight sequence


Country Singer

The Britain's Got Talent judge lives her dream of becoming a country singer, seeking advice from Kenny Rogers in Nashville, Tennessee, before facing the terrifying prospect of performing solo in front of Whispering Bob Harris at one of the city's most famous venues. Amanda then heads south to Austin in Texas, where she helps put on an extravaganza of country music and sings live with a band. Last in the series