Amanda Holden reveals secret to staying motivated with exercise: 'The deal I struck'

Amanda Holden attends the launch of 'Superdrug Presents' at The Old Truman Brewery on February 23, 2023 in London, England
Amanda Holden runs four miles three times per week as part of her fitness regime. (Getty Images)

Amanda Holden has revealed that while she isn't a "slave" to any fitness regime, she does have a secret to staying motivated with exercise.

The TV star, 52, runs four miles three times a week, practices Kundalini yoga and does body weight workouts to "build core strength".

Speaking to The Times, the mother-of-two insisted that she trains for herself and not to please anybody else.

She explained: "I am not a slave to any beauty or fitness regime because I love food too much. I eat cheese and butter and I love a drink."

Holden continued: "But the deal I struck with myself was I have to run for my rosé wine in the summer and run for my red wine in winter.

"And I don’t do it because I feel I have to; I do it for my own discipline and dignity.”

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The presenter revealed that she does the Nordic-inspired workout 'The Viking Method' to stay in shape.

Created by trainer Svava Sigbertsdottir, it involves doing bear crawls, squats and boxing-type movements.

The Heart radio host also shared her time-saving beauty trick in the morning to ease the 5am starts to present her show.

She said: "I go to bed in my lashes. That alone saves me divine minutes each morning."

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Holden joked that when she first became a judge on Britain's Got Talent judge, in 2007 at the age of 35, she "looked terrible".

She said: "I looked awful. But I soon learnt by watching the stylists – and also the wardrobe budget got bigger.”

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