AMANDA Holden was previously turned down by Blind Date contestant Barnaby Hands 30 years ago.
However, he has since went on to marry her lookalike.
Amanda Holden was just 19 when she appeared on Blind DateCredit: Rex
Amanda was just 19 when she went on the show, hosted by the late Cilla Black, dressed in a slinky black halterneck top.
Now, Barnaby has shared his thoughts on turning down the Britain’s Got Talent judge in front of 14 million viewers.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, he said: “I still get teased about it to this day. When she became famous everyone kept telling me, ‘You idiot!’
“My brother used to tease me so much. He said, ‘I can’t believe you turned down Amanda Holden!’ She used to do some modelling in men’s magazines and he would phone me up and say, ‘What were you thinking?'”
The BGT judge was turned down by contestant Barnaby HandsCredit: ITV
Barnaby has since went on to wed wife BeccaCredit: Facebook
He said: ‘I still get teased about it to this day’Credit: Facebook
Amanda is happily married to husband Chris HughesCredit: noholdenback/Instagram
Barnaby, who works as an executive at film giant Paramount, later found love with wife Becca.
The pair married 17 years ago, with his wife being “quite petite” like Amanda.
Speaking about their marriage, he said: “Becca’s a natural beauty. I wouldn’t change a thing.”
Amanda previously revealed she was actually engaged to a mystery man when she appeared on the ITV show in 1991.
She told Reader’s Digest: “I was actually down as a reserve, but someone was forced to pull out, which left me centre-stage, so to speak. I was actually engaged at the time, but it was all done for a laugh and the producers knew I wasn’t single.”
Meanwhile, the star recently landed her own dating show with the BBC.
An insider told The Daily Star Sunday bosses are already tipping her to be the next Cilla Black.
They said: “Everyone working on the show thinks she has the potential to be just like Cilla was years ago on Blind Date. There’s a lot of excitement about this.”
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