Amanda Holden reckons she can't be sacked from Britain's Got Talent!

Amanda Holden

Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has joked that she can't be sacked from the show after her traumatic birth earlier this year.

The 41-year-old performer was left fighting for her life in January after giving birth to new daughter Hollie.

Now fully recovered, Amanda confessed that the experience has changed her outlook on life.

She told S magazine: "After what's happened little things just can't really bother me. Also, I'm really hard to sack after what has happened to me. Come and try."

In the interview, out this month, Amanda revealed that she doesn't try to get too close to Simon outside of the show.

She explained: "Away from 'Britain's Got Talent', we don't really contact each other. We text each other the odd time, but I basically stay off his radar. That way when he seems me he remembers how fabulous I am. I like to give him little doses of Mandy, too much Mandy is a fatal thing."

The West End star also told the magazine how she was only signed up as a judge five years ago at the last moment.

Original Britain's Got Talent judges - who never made it to air - had included Fern Britton, Cheryl Cole and Paul O'Grady.

“I was called up with 48 hours’ notice. I had no clue as to what the show was going to be," Amanda said.

She went on: "Simon [Cowell] says it’s one of the few times he’s gone into something without really knowing what to expect. And when I arrived, it was like walking into the middle of Notting Hill Carnival. Simon just told me: ‘Say exactly what you’re thinking when you’re watching the acts.’ So that’s what I’ve done.”

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