Amanda Holden says she is 'one sentence away from my career ending' due to 'wokery'

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Amanda Holden has confessed she worries the impact of 'wokery' on what public figures feel they can say. (Getty)
Amanda Holden has confessed she worries the impact of 'wokery' on what public figures feel they can say. (Getty)

Amanda Holden worries that her career could come to an end if she says the wrong thing on TV, saying people are becoming "too frightened to actually voice our opinions".

The 51-year-old returns to the Britain's Got Talent judging panel this weekend and told The Sun she is proud to be part of a group of women who have made careers out of the ability to "ride the waves".

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She said: "I’m of the school of thought that, just because my opinion is different to yours, that does not mean you’re right or a bad person.

"But now if you’re not following the wokery line, you’re just plain wrong.”

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"We’re all starting to become too frightened to actually voice our opinions because you’ll lose your job over it, your career will end," she added.

"I’ve always said I’m one sentence away from my career ending. Fortunately, I do actually have a filter, but everything I have said I would stand by."

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Holden said she wants to set an example to her daughters that they should "grow thicker skin and a backbone" in order to "push forward" in the world.

She added: "I want them to have the confidence to snap back and have a strong opinion on something."

Amanda Holden rejoins the Britain's Got Talent judging panel as the show returns after a year's hiatus. (Getty)
Amanda Holden rejoins the Britain's Got Talent judging panel as the show returns after a year's hiatus. (Getty)

Holden will return for the latest series of Britain's Got Talent on Saturday, with the variety competition back on screens after its 2021 hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

She has been part of the panel since the first series in 2007 and will be joined by fellow ever-present Simon Cowell, as well as David Walliams and Alesha Dixon.

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The star has consistently attracted attention — and indeed Ofcom complaints — for her daring fashion choices on the programme, but told The Sun she had no plans to change her approach.

Holden said: "They can just bog off. I would never listen to anybody who’s going to try to tell me how to behave or how I should dress. I’d say bog off to any man or woman — or they — that say that about me."

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