Amanda Holden has said she always tries to look good to preserve her dignity and admits she is "very mindful" of how she looks when she leaves the house.

The Britain's Got Talent judge, who recently sparked controversy with her daring ensembles on the show, said she would never consider leaving the house in her pyjamas or "without a lash".

Speaking to Hello! magazine the 48-year-old presenter said, "There's no way I'd step out in my pyjamas or rock up without a lash. To preserve my own sense of dignity, I always try to look good.

"My nan Ethel used to tell me: 'Never let your husband see you without lipstick'.

"I'm very mindful of how I look when I go out - which is just as well as I get photographed every day."

Holden told the publication that laughter is the key to her decade-long marriage to partner Chris Hughes.

She said: "Chris is very funny and errs on the side of lightness.

"We can make jokes out of any situation throughout the best and darkest times of our lives. He's rubbish at romance, but he's there for the solid things - such as keeping my car clean and making sure I relax.

"He's a proper bloke who looks after me. I'm a strong, opinionated woman, but he helps steer the Mandy ship."

The pair wed on December 10, 2008, at St Margaret's Church in Somersetj

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