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Amanda Holden confirms 2017 Britain's Got Talent return

Amanda Holden confirmed she will be back for next year's (17) series of Britain's Got Talent, along with fellow judge Alesha Dixon

Amanda Holden confirmed she will be back for next year's (17) series of Britain's Got Talent.

The 45-year-old former actress has been with the ITV show since its premiere in 2007. While the rest of the panel has changed over the years, the current line-up of Amanda, Alesha Dixon, Simon Cowell and David Walliams, has been popular with viewers.

And as she appeared on Up Late With Rylan on Wednesday night (18May16), Amanda revealed her own return, as well as Alesha's.

"He (Simon) did put on his Twitter that he loves me and Alesha so much that he would like us back next year… we’ll be back!" Amanda laughed.

She made no mention of David, but it is thought he will also return - as his love-hate relationship with Simon is one of the most loved aspects of the programme.

Since BGT started, it has forged the careers of some of the world's biggest stars including Susan Boyle and Paul Potts, whose life was turned into 2013 film One Chance starring James Corden as the opera singer.

"It was literally that (first) series after a couple days Paul Potts came on stage…," Amanda said as she reminisced about 10 years of the show.

"Ten years ago you wouldn’t think they’re making a movie about him.”

Amanda's confirmation of her comeback came just days after show boss Simon Cowell told Closer magazine that his three fellow judges are "very welcome back next year".

"I hate to admit it, but David is very welcome back next year. The whole panel is!" he told the publication. "We all like being on the show, and that's what's most important. They are about as good as we're ever going to get.

"We actually even considered transferring them all on to The X Factor at one point, but their egos, if I ever suggested it, would be unbearable!"

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