She’s long been known for her effortless style choices.
And Amanda Holden cut a chic figure in a classy cream striped dress as she strutted into work at Heart FM on Tuesday.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 49, sported the stylish dress with a matching cream overcoat as she addressed rumours that Britain’s Got Talent could be cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gorgeous: Amanda Holden, 49, cut a chic figure in a classy cream striped dress as she strutted into work at Heart FM on Tuesday
Amanda opted for the stylish cream dress with black and rust-coloured stripes as she arrived at the Heart studios in London.
The presenter teamed the piece with matching cream boots and a longline trench coat, and carried her essentials in a nude handbag.
Amanda beamed as she headed into Heart to present the show alongside Jamie Theakston, before proceeding to address rumours about BGT’s future after it was reported this year’s show could be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Co-host Ashley Roberts quizzed Amanda for more information about the show, with the mother-of-two revealing bosses were still having long discussions to see if it was feasible for the show to go ahead, or if it would have to be postponed to 2022.
Lovely: The Britain’s Got Talent judge sported the stylish dress with a matching cream overcoat as she arrived at Global Studios in London
Grand arrival! Amanda opted for the stylish cream dress with black and rust-coloured stripes and a thigh-high split as she arrived to present Heart’s breakfast show
Her say: During the show Amanda addressed rumours Britain’s Got Talent will be cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic
Ashley asked Amanda: ‘So, there are rumours BGT may be cancelled due to COVID. Amanda, you had said the live audience is everything, right? Is that the reason?’
To which the judge replied: ‘Yeah, well I personally think that we shouldn’t do it without the fifth judge which is you guys.
‘We need the people behind us, it’s the one show where it does kind of suffer and I’ll be honest, we’ve been told it’s on hold, but then we’ve been told something different so I think it’s fluid.
‘I think there are still discussions going on because it’s a big old show and there are a lot of people who are employed behind the scenes so it’s one that needs to be discussed a bit more in length.’
Reports: Amanda revealed bosses were still having discussions to see if it was feasible for the show to go ahead, or if it would have to be postponed to 2022 (pictured Ant and Dec last year)
Decisions: Appearing on the Heart Breakfast show, her co-host Ashley Roberts quizzed her for more information
Talks ongoing: ‘I think there are still discussions going on because it’s a big old show and there are a lot of people who are employed behind the scenes’, Amanda said
Catching the eye: Amanda later took to Instagram to show off her stripy dress and thigh-high boots
Jamie Theakston added: ‘It’s impossible to make a decision in an evolving situation, because we don’t know what the world is going to look like in 6 months.’
Amanda said: ‘Exactly and I think the producers are very keen not to let anyone down, so I think it’s still under discussion let’s say that.’
Postponed again? The judges (L-R David Walliams, Amanda, Simon Cowell and Alesha Dixon)
The variety show had been due to hold auditions to hold auditions over the summer, with the highly-anticipated live shows to air in the autumn.
However, it’s said that chances of the show being made this year were ‘extremely slim to non-existent’, and may well be pushed back to 2022.
‘While many people will have been vaccinated by the summer it remains unclear what the restrictions on mass mingling and on travel will be, so there are absolutely no guarantees production can go ahead.
Shock: Thames TV and Simon Cowell’s company Syco are said to have come to the conclusion that it may not be possible to make the programme safely in 2021 due to covid-19 restrictions
‘The chances of it airing this year range from extremely slim to non-existent – and it’s almost certain to be the latter. No one’s happy about it – but that’s the way it is.’
Meanwhile, a source to The Sun: ‘Nothing can be ruled out just yet, but it’s not looking good. It’s almost certain to be binned.’
An insider added to the publication that there was a ‘slight hope’ that filming for the auditions could commence in May, however, finding slots in the TV schedule for the live shows to air later in the year would be a ‘logistical nightmare’.
They added even in the ‘best case scenario’, it was be ‘difficult’ to make things work with the TV schedule and everyone else’s schedules.
The source said: ‘There are so many people involved in the show, who all have multiple commitments, that just pushing it back is not a simple task. From hosts Ant and Dec, to judges Simon Cowell and David Walliams, everyone is very busy.’
The show mustn’t go on: ‘The chances of it airing this year range from extremely slim to non-existent – and it’s almost certain to be the latter. No one’s happy about it’ said a source
They continued: ‘We have to discuss the possibility that we won’t see the show again until 2022. There will be millions of viewers gutted. But the safety of the contestants, crew, talent and audience has to take priority.’
The source went on to question whether everyone could be vaccinated and whether the show could realistically work in the timeframe given, adding that with mass gatherings not having been given the green light, things look ‘rather bleak’.
They concluded that there is a strong chance BGT will be ‘axed this year’ as no-one is 100% sure what the situation is with Covid.
MailOnline have contacted representatives of Britain’s Got Talent and Syco for comment.
It’s now been said that ITV bosses are drawing up TV schedules for the next year and they don’t include Britain’s Got Talent – ITV’s biggest show only second to I’m A Celebrity, attracting 10 millions viewers.
Talent: The variety show had been due to hold auditions to hold auditions over the summer, with the highly-anticipated live shows to air in the autumn (pictured Steve Royle last year)
A major issue with keeping safe during filming is the need for a live audience, with the crowd’s live reaction to a performance being a key part of the entertainment.
The 2021 series was set to mark the return of Simon Cowell, 61, to the judging panel, as he was forced to miss last year’s live shows after breaking his back in a bike accident.
If the series doesn’t go ahead until 2022, it means that Simon would have been absent from UK screens for two years.
The latest postponement news comes just weeks after ITV announced the show had been delayed until the autumn as COVID-19 lockdown scuppered plans for nationwide auditions.
In a statement at the time, ITV said they were hopeful the show will return later this year, but have delayed plans to start auditions later this month due to government restrictions.
Tune in to Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden weekdays from 6.30am- 10am.
Pushed back: Last year BGT was thrown into chaos by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the live shows delayed from May to September