Amanda Holden lands TV host role days after calls for her to be sacked from BGT

Amanda Holden has landed a big TV hosting role just days after a former This Morning colleague demanded she be sacked from Britain's Got Talent.

After a huge public spat blew up between Amanda and Phillip Schofield last weekend, This Morning's craft queen Sophie Prescott said she should lose her spot the ITV talent show.

She has now made a u-turn on that statement and, coincidentally, Amanda has been announced as one of the replacements for James Corden on Sky One sports panel quiz show, A League Of Their Own.

Regular host James Corden can only take the hosting role for two episodes of the 14th season of the comedy quiz, due to TV commitments in the US with is late night talk show.

The gaps will be filled by a string of guests hosts, including sports presenter Clare Balding and former A League Of Their Own panelist and comedian Jack Whitehall.

Show regular David Walliams and British sprinter Dina Asher Smith will also host episodes, as well as comedian Romesh Ranganathan, who replaced Whitehall as a panellist.

Former professional footballer Jamie Redknapp and ex-cricketer Andrew Flintoff will return as team captains.

Zai Bennett, director of programming at Sky, said: "We're delighted that James is hosting two of the shows this series but appreciate he has other work commitments this year.

"Therefore, we've got a brilliant line up of guests to keep his seat warm and we have no doubt that our new guest hosts will ensure that the laughs continue."

Guests taking part in the upcoming series include boxer Tony Bellew, I'm A Celebrity winner Harry Redknapp, gymnast Max Whitlock and former professional footballers David Ginola, Robin van Persie and Jermaine Jenas.

England cricketer Jimmy Anderson, Olympic gold medal-winning hockey player Sam Quek and TV presenter Helen Skelton will also feature.

A League Of Their Own will air on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV later this year.

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