When their extra-marital affair was exposed back in 2000 it caused a huge scandal.
But now Amanda Holden has finally spoken out about the relationship she had with actor Neil Morrissey while she was married to Les Dennis - claiming that it was never about sex.
The BGT star, 42, who is now happily married to Chris Hughes, has defended the affair, saying that it was in fact about 'love and affirmation' rather then cheap thrills.
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She told Good Housekeeping: ''I don’t believe women have affairs for no reason. Women don’t seek sex – we seek love and affirmation. If a woman has an affair, there is normally a problem in their marriage.''
She added: ''Neil rightly or wrongly got loads of stick. I feel like it was my fault – I was the one who was married.''
Amanda goes on to discuss the nature of their fling, admitting that it wasn't just about