Actress Amanda plans Norfolk hen night

It's going to be quite a Norfolk party for Britain's Got Talent judge and actress Amanda Holden when her role switching on Christmas lights in the county's most well-heeled village is followed by its most famous hostelry hosting her hen night.

It's going to be quite a Norfolk party for Britain's Got Talent judge and actress Amanda Holden when her role switching on Christmas lights in the county's most well-heeled village is followed by its most famous hostelry hosting her hen night.

And while it was confirmed on Monday that the actress is not to be married in her favourite Norfolk village of Burnham market, it is due to be the location for her hen night.

Amanda, who has often spoken publicly of her love of Norfolk and, particularly the Burnham market area, has agreed to officially switch on the village Christmas lights on November 29 and will be assisted by the line up of actress friends who are all well-known from top TV shows including, Cutting It, Holby City, Coronation Street, Wild at Heart, Brookside and The Bill.

Reports in a Sunday red-top newspaper at the weekend claimed that Amanda was to tie the knot with her music producer fiancé, Chris Hughes, in Burnham Market but this story is not true according to her publicist, Alison Griffin.

Miss Griffin told the Times that Amanda was definitely not getting wed in Burnham Market as much as she loves the village and area.

“Those reports are not true but what is true is that Amanda and Chris are getting married in December but in another part of the country, not in Norfolk,” she said.

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But Norfolk PR consultant Sarah Eddison confirmed that Amanda was to hold her hen night at a private room within the Hoste Arms hotel and restaurant owned by her good friend, Paul Whittome.

Amanda will this year be joined by her girlfriends, all actresses and including Sarah Parish, Angela Griffin, Sian Reeves, Lucy Jo Hudson, Rose Keegan, Jane Wall, Nicola Stephenson, in the lighting-up ceremony.

On Monday nightAmanda spoke of her love for the village which is known as Chelsea-on-Sea because of the number of celebrities it attracts.

“I absolutely love Christmas so the combination will be fantastic, add to that some of my closest girlfriends and we will have the most wonderful time, as will all those who attend the public lights switch ceremony with proceeds going to The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House”.