Age mat­ters

Woman's Own - - ON THE COVER -

Amanda has made it no se­cret that she wor­ries get­ting older will mean less TV work, so it’s no won­der she feels down af­ter get­ting re­placed by 29-year-old Rochelle at the last minute.

It’s widely known that women above a cer­tain age strug­gle to se­cure TV roles, as fig­ures show that most over-50 pre­sen­ters are male.

Speak­ing about launch­ing her own range of fur­ni­ture and home ac­ces­sories on shop­ping chan­nel QVC, Amanda her­self ad­mit­ted, ‘When my face falls off and all the telly work dries up, this is where I want to be.’

The ac­tress clearly fears that she’s re­place­able when it comes to her TV ca­reer, es­pe­cially when you con­sider how soon she re­turned to work af­ter the trau­matic birth of her youngest daugh­ter, Hol­lie, in 2012, when she died for 40 sec­onds af­ter an artery burst. But 10 days later, she re­turned to Britain’s Got Talent and ad­mit­ted, ‘No-one’s get­ting my seat. I al­ways say to Si­mon Cow­ell, “No-one else would come out of a coma, come back and sit next to you.”’

She added, ‘I call it sur­vival. You put on your lip gloss, you put on your eye­lashes, and you go out.’

And she won’t even let her boss see her with­out slap on, as she’s con­fessed, ‘I hate Si­mon see­ing me with­out my make-up – he’s got this say­ing, “Don’t kill the magic.”’

‘No-one’s get­ting my seat… I call it sur­vival’

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