Amanda Holden to ‘host new BBC dating show’ after appearing as a contestant on Blind Date 30 years ago

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She appeared as a singleton looking for love on Blind Date 30 years ago, and now it looks like Amanda Holden will be finding love for others as she is said to be hosting a new dating show.

The mum-of-two, who recently stripped completely naked, has reportedly signed a big-money deal with the BBC after being involved in secret talks with them.

A source told the Daily Star on Sunday: "Execs are thrilled to have Amanda on board. She is perfect for a dating show because she has a great sense of humour.

"Everyone working on the show thinks she has the potential to be just like Cilla was years ago on Blind Date. There's a lot of excitement about this."

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At the age of 19 and before she found fame, the now 50 year old appeared on Blind Date in the hopes of finding a partner.

The new BBC show will reportedly allow single women to pick from a group of a single men and anyone not chosen will be rejected through a trapdoor.

The insider continued: "The show won't take itself too seriously. It will be a good laugh.

"Producers want it to be perfect light entertainment the whole family can watch together."

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Amanda's new professional venture comes after she celebrated her milestone 50th birthday on 16 February.

The blonde beauty took to Instagram to acknowledge her big day and told her fans she had been "spoilt rotten" by her loved-ones.

The television personality shared a picture of herself from a photoshoot, where she is sat on a three-tiered cake and dressed to the nines in a sparkly jumpsuit.

She penned: "How did this happen! Half a century.. time flies.. Thank you for all your kind & loving messages today.. [sic]


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"My husband Chris and my gorgeous girls have spoiled me rotten and it's still going. My friends have sent the most hilarious messages & presents and made this day extra special.."

The Heart radio host, who was gifted a hilarious present from Simon Cowell, went on to say that she intends to have a huge party once she can.

"I can't wait to celebrate in a HUGE way when we can.. I'm 50 all year we're gonna party," [sic]

"Hang on to your loved ones. It's nearly over," she concluded.

OK! Online have reached out to Amanda's representatives for a comment on the show.

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