Who Amanda Holden’s husband is and what he does for a living

Amanda Holden's career has spanned more than 25 years, seeing her step into roles as a TV presenter, talent show judge, occasional actress and a singer.

But her husband Chris Hughes is no stranger to the glitz and glamour of the showbusiness world.

Amanda, who boasts 1.6 million followers on Instagram, has gained an army of fans after tugging on the nation's heartstrings in her role as a judge on popular talent competition show, Britain's Got Talent.

As an actress, she's earned television credits on Wild at Heart, Kiss Me Kate, Cutting It and more – but her first television stint was as a contestant on Blind Date back in 1991 when she was just 19.

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She attended the prestigious drama school Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts before becoming one of the most well known women in British television.

But who is her husband, Chris Hughes?

Chris Hughes is a record producer and the former drummer, guitarist and keyboard player for Adam and the Ants.

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He worked as a producer on Tears for Fears' Songs from the Big Chair and co-wrote Everybody Wants to Rule the World.

Chris was born in London and previously won Music Week's Producer of the Year. He was also a member of Wirral synthpop group, Dalek I Love You.

He and Amanda met in Los Angeles back in 2003 and began dating a year later. They were married in December 2008 and their daughter Lexi, who was two-years-old at the time, attended the ceremony.

The couple have two daughters together, Alexa 'Lexi' Louise Florence Hughes, who was born on January 20, 2006.

Second daughter Hollie Rose Hughes was born on January 23, 2012.

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Heartbreak struck the couple in 2011 when Amanda gave birth to their second child two months prematurely after being told there was no heartbeat.

Son Theo Hughes was stillborn on February 1, 2011.

Speaking to Hello! about her husband in 2019, Amanda said: "Chris is very funny and errs on the side of lightness. We can make jokes out of any situation throughout the best and darkest times of our lives.

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"He's rubbish at romance, but he's there for the solid things – such as keeping my car clean and making sure I relax."