BBC want to poach Britain’s Got Talent’s Amanda Holden for ‘I Love My Country’
BBC bosses are said to be planning the perfect revenge on Simon Cowell.
After he poached Alesha Dixon from Strictly Come Dancing to star in Britain’s Got Talent, executives are reportedly planning on making a big money offer to fellow BGT judge Amanda Holden, if she will jump ships and join their channel.
Insiders say Beeb bosses are planning to launch a UK remake of the Dutch gameshow ‘I Love My Country’ on Saturday nights and think the former Shrek actress would be the perfect host.
The mum of two is said to be open to offers for other TV shows and is considering leaving the ITV juggernaut which shot her back into the spotlight five years ago.
A BBC insider told The People:
“The new show has got Amanda Holden’s name written all over it.
“It is a modern, family-friendly format that needs someone attractive, but not too young, who really knows how to work the audience.
“Producers are confident Amanda will be won over by what she sees.”
Holden recently hinted that this might be the last year she appears on BGT, revealing that she always said she would only do five years.
“I might not be here next year but I totally respect that. I am already on my bonus years. I only said I’d do five years.”
‘I Love My Country’ is a show created by John De Mol – the man behind The Voice, Big Brother and Deal or No Deal – and is currently airing in ten different countries around the world.