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Amanda Holden stuns EastEnders' fans as she reveals she had a cameo on the soap in the 90s


‘I had a lot of fun!’ Amanda Holden stuns EastEnders’ fans as she reveals she had a cameo on the soap in the 90s

Amanda Holden stunned fans as she revealed she starred on EastEnders in the 90s during her Heart Radio show on Thursday.   

The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 49, discussed her brief cameo on the soap after the old episodes in which she starred in resurfaced on Classic EastEnders. 

Talking about her role as market trader Carmen, Amanda said: ‘When I left drama school, EastEnders was one of the first jobs I got. 

Surprise! Amanda Holden stunned fans as she revealed she starred on EastEnders in the 90s during her Heart Radio show on Thursday

Surprise! Amanda Holden stunned fans as she revealed she starred on EastEnders in the 90s during her Heart Radio show on Thursday

‘I had to look after someone’s stall for half an hour which was like four episodes or something.’

Her co-host Jamie Theakston replied: ‘I didn’t know you were in EastEnders? There’s pictures though?’

Amanda said: ‘I was opposite Adam Woodyatt [Ian Beale], your ex-flatmate. That’s not true.’

Soap star: The Britain's Got Talent judge, 49, discussed her brief cameo on the soap after the old episodes in which she started resurfaced on Classic EastEnders

Soap star: The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 49, discussed her brief cameo on the soap after the old episodes in which she started resurfaced on Classic EastEnders

The television personality continued: ‘I looked after a jewellery stall and he had his fruit and veg, there was a lot of messing around with rude fruit, that’s all I’m going to say. 

‘I had a lot of fun, it was a nice show to do.’ 

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EastEnders fans took to Twitter in disbelief as they watched the old episodes starring Amanda.

Where it began: Talking about her role as market trader Carmen, Amanda said: 'When I left drama school, EastEnders was one of the first jobs I got'

Where it began: Talking about her role as market trader Carmen, Amanda said: ‘When I left drama school, EastEnders was one of the first jobs I got’

One viewer wrote: ‘Eeeeeh I never knew @AmandaHolden was in EastEnders! I’ve just seen her talking to Tricky Dicky and Sanjay on the market!’ 

Another added: ‘I never knew Amanda Holden played part in EastEnders till now, Amanda played Carmen around 1994’. 

A third superfan chimed:  ‘Amanda’s first appearance was 8th February 1994 and her last appearance was 22nd March 1994 she played the role of Carmen and she was a market trader. X’

Is that Amanda Holden? EastEnders fans took to Twitter in disbelief as they watched the old episodes starring Amanda

Is that Amanda Holden? EastEnders fans took to Twitter in disbelief as they watched the old episodes starring Amanda

Holden’s first television appearance was as a contestant on the game show Blind Date in 1991. 

From 2006 to 2008, Amanda appeared as Sarah Trevanian in three series of ITV’s Wild at Heart co-starring Stephen Tompkinson.

Her other TV credits include three series of the comedy Kiss Me Kate with Caroline Quentin and Chris Langham and ITV’s The Grimleys.

She has been a Britain’s Got Talent judge since the show started in 2007.  

TV star: Amanda is probably most well known for her role as a judge on Britain's Got Talent

TV star: Amanda is probably most well known for her role as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent



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