Amanda Holden says she never thinks about her age when dressing for Britain’s Got Talent.
The talent judge has sparked controversy with some of her more revealing outfits in the past, with Ofcom receiving a number of complaints in 2017 over one particular dress she wore.
However, the 48-year-old mother of two isn’t letting that, or her age, dictate what she wears on the talent show, claiming she sees it as the perfect opportunity to “take risks”.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, she said: “I dress to feel confident. I try not to think about age anymore when I’m dressing.
“My children don’t bat an eyelid at what I wear and love borrowing my clothes. Of course, I have fun on Britain’s Got Talent – it’s the perfect opportunity to take risks.
“Times have changed and I don’t feel anyone should feel pressure to dress for your age. It’s all about body positivity and feeling good.”
She continued: “Age is totally irrelevant, thanks to people like J-Lo, who is 49 and just a sexy, hot woman who dresses for how she feels.
“Clothing is everything. It’s my armour. I dress for myself, nobody else. I love looking at what other people are wearing for inspiration, but I know what works for me.”
The talent judge went on to say that “so many” stylists over the years have tried and succeeded in fitting her into outfits that don’t suit her or her body shape.
“These days I stick with what I know makes me feel confident, whether that be a certain neckline, a fitted trouser, colour palate, highlighting a waist or simply comfortable-to-wear clothes and fabrics,” she added.
“I think the way you are perceived, rightly or wrongly, is based on how you look. So I treat it as armour so I can go out and face the world and battle each day.”