Plaque honour for Amanda Holden's old home

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THE former Hampshire home of TV star Amanda Holden could soon have a plaque.

English Heritage have run a scheme for decades where blue plaques are added to the previous dwellings of notable people – providing they have been dead for at least 20 years.

Now property company Zoopla is setting up a rival project where the former homes of today’s top celebs are awarded purple plaques, often showing the stars’ humble beginnings Under the scheme, Amanda’s former home in Tangledown, Lower Chase Road, Waltham Chase is likely to be awarded with a plaque in the coming months.

The property website says it is waiting for permission from the current owner before the purple information panel – which will have the star’s name and dates she lived at the home – is put up.

Amanda was born in Bishop’s Waltham and lived there until the age of four but moved to nearby Waltham Chase.

She attended Swanmore Secondary School, now known as Swanmore Technology College, until the age of 16 when she moved to Bournemouth.

Her acting abilities began to shine through when she was living in Waltham Chase – and she joined Bishop’s Waltham Little Theatre Company at the age of nine.

Holden has gone on to present ITV hit show Britain’s Got Talent and has played a starring role in a number of TV series – including Wild at Heart, Cutting It and The Grimleys.

Most recently, she has played Princess Fiona in West End musical Shrek – but gave up the role in October because she is expecting her second child.

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8:31am Tue 20 Dec 11

userds5050 says...

Why would you want a tacky purple plaque outside your house?
Why would you want a tacky purple plaque outside your house? userds5050

8:41am Tue 20 Dec 11

Linesman says...

"Her acting abilities began to shine through when she was living in Waltham Chase." Well, she must have left them there when she moved.
"Her acting abilities began to shine through when she was living in Waltham Chase." Well, she must have left them there when she moved. Linesman

8:42am Tue 20 Dec 11

BMWDellboy says...

Since when has she been a notable person ?
Since when has she been a notable person ? BMWDellboy

8:43am Tue 20 Dec 11

hulla baloo says...

Apart from being a bimbo, and marrying, then divorcing Les Dennis,what has she actually done?
Apart from being a bimbo, and marrying, then divorcing Les Dennis,what has she actually done? hulla baloo

9:25am Tue 20 Dec 11

freefinker says...

.. who?
.. who? freefinker

9:48am Tue 20 Dec 11

SotonLad says...

Is this some kind of joke? Come on Echo go out and do investigative journalism for once.
Is this some kind of joke? Come on Echo go out and do investigative journalism for once. SotonLad

9:57am Tue 20 Dec 11

dango says...

What,,,,,,,,,,The,,,
,,,,,,,,,,,Fork???!!
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What,,,,,,,,,,The,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,Fork???!! ! dango

10:07am Tue 20 Dec 11

Shoong says...

Has she married into royalty or something? Did I miss that meeting?
Has she married into royalty or something? Did I miss that meeting? Shoong

11:52am Tue 20 Dec 11

moulefanggoule says...

I bet she used to have plaque before she became famous. Looking at that photo I think she's had dental work so seems a little silly to put the plaque back on.....
I bet she used to have plaque before she became famous. Looking at that photo I think she's had dental work so seems a little silly to put the plaque back on..... moulefanggoule

11:52am Tue 20 Dec 11

captain-chaos says...

What a load of cobblers. My mouth's full of plaque she can have that if she wants, lol.
What a load of cobblers. My mouth's full of plaque she can have that if she wants, lol. captain-chaos

2:20pm Tue 20 Dec 11

TEBOURBA says...

A great actress, she is fully deserving of having a plaque commemorating her former home, she should also be made a Dame in the Queen's New Year's Honours List.
A great actress, she is fully deserving of having a plaque commemorating her former home, she should also be made a Dame in the Queen's New Year's Honours List. TEBOURBA

3:09pm Tue 20 Dec 11

Buckitdown says...

This thing is not worth noting in anyway. She's a horrible self obsessed patronising celebrity with zero talent.
This thing is not worth noting in anyway. She's a horrible self obsessed patronising celebrity with zero talent. Buckitdown

3:37pm Tue 20 Dec 11

Snowman says...

What will "they" think of next ? ... better put a plaque on Ronnie Biggs' former home !!.. LOl
What will "they" think of next ? ... better put a plaque on Ronnie Biggs' former home !!.. LOl Snowman

3:43pm Tue 20 Dec 11

Shoong says...

TEBOURBA wrote:
A great actress, she is fully deserving of having a plaque commemorating her former home, she should also be made a Dame in the Queen's New Year's Honours List.
Are you having a laugh? You are, right?

Get yourself the 'Wild at Heart' DVD box set & have another think.
[quote][p][bold]TEBOURBA[/bold] wrote: A great actress, she is fully deserving of having a plaque commemorating her former home, she should also be made a Dame in the Queen's New Year's Honours List.[/p][/quote]Are you having a laugh? You are, right? Get yourself the 'Wild at Heart' DVD box set & have another think. Shoong

4:52pm Tue 20 Dec 11

Goldenwight says...

Come on, Hampshire has some pretty unusual heritage plaques already.

There's the public toilets in Alresford, for example. Not to mention about 15,000 plaques saying "Jane Austen lived/shopped/sneeze
d/bought a sandwich here"

In Sussex, there's even one in Littlehampton on the site of the shop which apparently inspired 'Open all Hours'

"English Heritage have run a scheme for decades where blue plaques are added to the previous dwellings of notable people – providing they have been dead for at least 20 years."

Now that seems a much better idea- can I nominate Amanda Holden for the 2031 list?
Come on, Hampshire has some pretty unusual heritage plaques already. There's the public toilets in Alresford, for example. Not to mention about 15,000 plaques saying "Jane Austen lived/shopped/sneeze d/bought a sandwich here" In Sussex, there's even one in Littlehampton on the site of the shop which apparently inspired 'Open all Hours' "English Heritage have run a scheme for decades where blue plaques are added to the previous dwellings of notable people – providing they have been dead for at least 20 years." Now that seems a much better idea- can I nominate Amanda Holden for the 2031 list? Goldenwight

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