A major bidding war has been sparked by Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden , after she announced that she would be embarking on a music career.
After 12 years of giving her critique of acts that audition to be the ‘next big thing’, the 48-year-old is stepping out from behind the judge’s desk but Simon Cowell is the noticeable absentee in the clamour to sign up Amanda.
While it may come as a surprise to many, Amanda has proved on the West End that she can carry a note and now Warner, Sony and Universal are among those looking to add her to their roster.
The bidding war was sparked after Amanda posted a video on Twitter of her singing Tightrope.
She sang the popular The Greatest Showman song, back in December, as part of the celebration on her tenth wedding anniversary with husband Chris Hughes, as well as a birthday treat for him.
The video then started clocking up the views and before long, it had been watched more than 1.5 million times.
The reaction has been very positive too, which has encouraged the BGT judge to think more seriously about making a career out of singing.
It is hoped that Amanda will be sent into up the pop charts, with her main focus being cashing in on the Christmas market later this year.
This follows the success of TV stars in recent years, with The Chase host Bradley Walsh and Pointless presenter Alexander Armstrong both having huge album sales.
They both made the step from the small screen to the recording studio and music executives are hoping that Amanda’s popularity will see her zoom up the pop charts.
Fingers crossed that she doesn’t get three big ‘no’s’ from her fellow BGT judging team.
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