Friday, April 29, 2011

How Amanda is still Holden back the years: Is Botox the reason she can cover the Royal Wedding flawlessly?

By Ben Todd

Flawless: Amanda reports for CBS in London yesterday, and Miss Holden pictured in January

When you're broadcasting to the image-obsessed U.S., it pays to look your very best.

And Amanda Holden appeared appropriately blemish free as she worked as a roving reporter covering the Royal Wedding for CBS show Inside Edition.

Although she has admitted using botox in the past, in this instance, her sculpted complexion was the result of nothing more than make-up.

It's the biggest event of the century, with the entire world planning to tune in and watch.

So it's no wonder every single television channel is planning to run coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding tomorrow.

And as well as British presenters hosting the coverage on television channels in the UK, they have also been employed Stateside.

Amanda Holden is one of the personalities who will be cashing in on the big day by presenting coverage in America.

Lady in red: Amanda Holden is leading the Brits hosting US TV coverage of the Royal Wedding

What do you think? Amanda interviewed some avid supporters for CBS show Inside Edition

The 40-year-old presenter was seen interviewing supporters outside Westminster Abbey for CBS show Inside Edition this morning.

Taking to her Twitter page to tell fans about the experience, Amanda wrote: 'Just been interviewing For INSIDE EDITION the lovely ( mad) people who are camping for the best view of Wedding! Fab atmos & What Spirit!! X'

And Amanda isn't the only British personality to have found a role hosting US coverage of the wedding.

Yesterday, Cat Deeley was seen proudly back on her home turf as she shot footage for coverage for CNN alongside her co-presenter Piers Morgan.

Excited: Amanda tweeted she is thoroughly looking forward to tomorrow's big day

Wedding fever: Fearne Cotton interviews wedding guest Ben Fogle

The 34-year-old presenter looked in her element as she ran around the media area across from Buckingham Palace today in a summery outfit of cream blouse and leather shorts.

Piers was spotted interviewing George Michael at the international media studios outside Buckingham Palace, while Fearne Cotton was also present to host her Radio 1 show.

Excitement builds: Phillip Schofield and Ben Fogle pose together during a press conference outside the Palace

Access all area: Piers Morgan (left) and George Michael were both spotted inside the media centre

She interviewed Ben Fogle, who is attending the wedding tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Entertainment network E! have hired X Factor host Dermot O'Leary to assist with their coverage alongside regular anchor Giuliana Rancic for E! News.

Speaking today about the role, Dermot admitted he was less daunted than he would be if he was presenting on BBC or ITV.

What are your thoughts on the wedding? Piers interviewed George inside

He said: 'It’s quite scary, but in a good way. I think it’s interesting, because if the Beeb had asked me to do something or ITV I might not have been able to get my head around it, because I think they’d have wanted something a bit more serious and a bit more po-faced.

'And it’s not that E! aren’t treating it with any good degree of reverence, but at the same time it’s a bit more fun I think.'

Would one like a Coke? Sharon Osbourne stays refreshed in between filming

Dermot also revealed he'll be celebrating the wedding by atteding Prince Harry's

The X Factor host told Absolute Radio host Christian O'Connell he had an 'unofficial invite' to the event of the decade, hosted by the party-loving prince after his brother William's wedding tomorrow.

Royal correspondent: Cat Deeley on location at Buckingham Palace today, where she is reporting for CNN on the Royal wedding

Dermot said: 'I’ve sort of got the unofficial invite to Harry’s do afterwards, which is obviously the party we all want to go to.'

Sharon Osbourne is another big name Brit reporting from London for American audiences. She is fronting coverage for CBS show The Insider with actress Jane Seymour.

Sharon, who went to the same hair salon as Princess Diana says: 'I am so excited to be part of the family to help bring [viewers] the biggest story on both sides of the pond since Princess Diana said 'I do!'

'About two days later I got this wonderful e-mail with four names and the invitation to talk to them about various things.

'I just thought, wouldn't it be great to actually [cover] this with someone and do it properly and actually get the inside scoop!'

Sharon's daughter Kelly will also be involved in coverage from LA, presenting a special edition of the E! channel's Fashion Police.

The Brits aren't the only ones excitedly preparing for the big day.

Stars of major American news networks have been landing in London this week.

CBS News anchor Katie Couric is in town, and excitedly tweeted a picture of her wearing her wedding fascinator this week.

Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters will be leading the ABC network coverage.

Hats off to you: American news anchor Katie Couric excitedly tweeted this picture of her wedding fascinator

Media centre: International networks are cramming into the specially erected stands opposite Buckingham Palace


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