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Neil Morrissey shares seven word regret over Amanda Holden affair


Nov 28, 2023

Line of Duty star Neil Morrissey has hinted at regret over his affair with Amanda Holden, which ultimately led to the end of her marriage to Les Dennis.

Neil, 61, had a fling with Amanda back in 2000, five years after the Britain's Got Talent judge married Les. Their affair was exposed and Amanda has previously stated: "I terribly want children but I didn't want to have them with Les. That's a horribly brutal thing to say, but when you do, you know you have to move on."

Neil spoke about the fling last week on his Line Of Duty co-star Martin Compston's podcast, Restless Natives, the Mirror reports.

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When asked to share three pieces of life advice with listeners, he said: "Don't p*** into the wind. A gentleman's socks should always match his shoes." And referring to his affair with Amanda, he concluded with: "Don't f*** a game show host's wife." Reading, Basingstoke, Berkshire

Amanda fell for Les in 1993 when she was 22 and he was 40, while they were both appearing in a production of The Sound Of Music. They married two years later.

Of the affair Amanda, 52, previously said: "I had an affair and overnight turned into this awful person. There are no hard feelings with Les. I wish him the best, but we've both moved on.

"I don't believe women have affairs for no reason. Women don't seek sex we seek love and affirmation."

Neil has spoken about the affair before. He mentioned it in 2014 on Piers Morgan's Life Stories. He said: "There were some hateful things that were said in the papers but you know how it turns out – it should be tomorrow's fish and chip paper. But people are still going on about it."

Amanda is now happily married to TV producer Chris Hughes, and they have two daughters, Lexi and Hollie. Neil was once married to actress Amanda Noar, but they split in 1991.

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