Amanda Holden, 41, admits she doesn"t diet and "loves cake, wine and butter"


'I love cake, wine and butter and I don't diet': Amanda Holden reveals her secret to looking good age 41

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13:59 GMT, 9 October 2012

She's in the public eye so of course she has to look good, but Amanda Holden has revealed that she doesn't do diets.

The 41-year-old star, who gave birth to her daughter Hollie just eight months ago, has admitted that she thinks her slender figure is down to good genes but isn't as slim as everyone thinks she is.

'I have to say that I am the heaviest I've ever weighed,' Amanda told Mail Online. 'Everyone thinks I'm really slim, and I'm certainly not fat but I also don't care about putting on weight.

How does she do it! Amanda Holden seen leaving the ITV studios today, she has regained her slim figure eight months after giving birth despite her love of cake and wine

How does she do it! Amanda Holden seen leaving the ITV studios today, she has regained her slim figure eight months after giving birth despite her love of cake and wine

'I never diet but I think my diet is
probably healthy. I'd love to say that I've started running properly
again, i do love running as it's the one hour of the day that I get to
myself, but I haven't even gone running.

'I've just gone out with the dog and the pram, so with the dog and pram
rattling it is quite tricky so I suppose that burns quite a bit of
energy,' the blonde star explained.

The
Britain's Got Talent judge went on to say that her 'mother is slim'
along with her nan and her sister, before adding: 'I love cake and I
love a glass of wine! And I don't have anything like low-fat spread in
my house, I love butter! And full fat yoghurt. I love it all!'

Looking trim: Despite appearances Amanda has revealed that she is the 'heaviest' she's ever weighed

Looking trim: Despite appearances Amanda has revealed that she is the 'heaviest' she's ever weighed

Looking trim: Despite appearances Amanda has revealed that she is the 'heaviest' she's ever weighed

Since giving birth to Hollie at the
beginning of the year, Amanda has been going for walks with the pram as
well as the family dog and adds that she enjoys 'everything in
moderation.'

The former Wild At Heart star recently starred in a photoshoot with young Hollie after she decided to take her to work with her.

Amanda, who was pictured at the ITV studios on Tuesday wearing a short printed dress and high heels, is currently working with Pampers and Unicef to help cut the incidence of newborns suffering from tetanus.

'The main reason that I took Hollie
is because I absolutely knew that the photoshoot would involve children
and I was thinking if I pick up another child, I'm going to get everyone
in the world saying: “Is that Hollie”

'Everything in moderation': The blonde added that she loves cake, a glass of wine and full fat yoghurt

'Everything in moderation': The blonde added that she loves cake, a glass of wine and full fat yoghurt

'Everything in moderation': The blonde added that she loves cake, a glass of wine and full fat yoghurt

'So
I brought her down for an hour to do some pictures and I've never seen
anything like it, her sister's not like this and poor Lexi gets
photographed too much by mummy and daddy anyway, but she looked straight
down the lens,' Amanda added.

'I
was hysterical. Lexi is so shy and Hollie is only eight-months-old, so
she's only little but already she seems quite confident.'

Speaking of why she decided to get
involved with the campaign, Amanda said: 'It was such an easy ask. It
means that a mother and child can get a vaccination against tetanus
which is life saving, so it's not even that I'm asking people to dig
deep into their pockets,' Amanda said.

'I'm
just asking them to probably carry on buying the same brand of nappies
they've always bought so I think it's just a lovely campaign to know
that when you're putting a nappy on your baby, you've saved another
babies life somewhere in the world because of that.'

Mummy's girl: Amanda said that her daughter Hollie was 'confident' when she brought her along to the Pampers and Unicef photoshoot

Mummy's girl: Amanda said that her daughter Hollie was 'confident' when she brought her along to the Pampers and Unicef photoshoot

Amanda is also gearing herself up for
the return of Britain's Got Talent early next year and is also planning
to write her own autobiography which will launch in Autumn 2013.

Explaining that she will include
every detail in the write up, Amanda said: 'I've been approached for
years to do one and write about my marriage, and my affair and all those
sorts of things that I never wanted to see in black and white again and
then I've got the last three years of my life which is enough for
anyone's lifetime.

'So it sort of balances the story and
I'm happy to go back and delve and talk about everything because I've
got a happy ending and I'm in a happy marriage and it's all good.

The TV star also added that she wants to write a book that her two girls 'will be proud of and happy to read.'

'I want it to be a book that people carry on reading for years and years,' Amanda added.

Tough choice: Amanda admitted that 'rightly or wrongly' she probably would have chosen Rylan Clark over Carolynne Poole too

Tough choice: Amanda admitted that 'rightly or wrongly' she probably would have chosen Rylan Clark over Carolynne Poole too

But while Amanda may be writing about
Britain's Got Talent, she admits that she often gets told off by boss
Simon Cowell for not watching his other TV show, X Factor.

'I'm such a bad girl, and I get told
off all the time by Simon for saying that I never watch X Factor,
because I don't. But I know exactly what the latest controversy is all
about,' Amanda explained.

Speaking
about what she would have done in Louis Walsh's situation, when he had
to choose between Rylan Clark and Carolynne Poole, Amanda admitted that
'rightyl or wrongly' she would have chosen the Essex singer too.

'I
was a fan of that programme where Katie Price was looking for models
and I loved Rylan and I thought he was going to win that modelling
programme so I was a massive fan of him,' she said.

'And I actually met Carolynne very briefly because she's a friend of Lucy Jo Hudson, who starred in Wild At Heart with me, so I've met her a couple of times and she's a lovely, lovely girl and I know she's done a few of these programmes so I felt sad for her that she didn't make it through.'

Amanda also sqaushed rumours of the programme being fixed after the audience spotted a TV producer talking to Louis during Carolynne's performance.

'Richard Holloway, or Richard Hollywood as we call him, is a lovely TV producer who has been in the business for years and years I've known him since I was married to Les. He will 100% not have been influencing Louis in any way,' she said.

Amanda stated that TV producer Richard Holloway, pictured here with Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh, would not have influenced the Irishman 'in any way'

Amanda stated that TV producer Richard Holloway, pictured here with Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh, would not have influenced the Irishman 'in any way'