Amanda Holden fails Dry January just 10 days in – even earlier than last year

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Amanda Holden has admitted to failing Dry January just 10 days into the month.

Amanda, 50, was attempting to stay sober for a whole month along with her Heart Breakfast co-star and Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts.

But she has failed in the task for two years running, after enjoying a cheeky sherry or two at the weekend, while Ashley opted for gin and tonic.

Chatting to her co-host Jamie Theakston on Heart FM, Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda admitted: "As I always do when I make a Sunday roast, I have a small Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry and I always toast my nan.

"My nan liked a Sherry, so I was saying ‘cheers Nanny’ and so yeah, and I had pizza on Friday and I made a roast dinner yesterday and I went out on Saturday."

Jamie reassured her that just having one drink isn’t quite falling off the wagon – but Amanda confessed she’d had two.

She continued: "My nan used to have it in a little schooner, that’s how she used to do it, and I used to do that but I’ve since taken to having it on ice with a slice of orange."

Ashley then admitted she had also failed the challenge of Dry January – with the pair confessing they’d snapped pictures of their drinks and sent them to one another at the weekend.

Jamie then joked the two of them must have encouraged each other.

He kidded: "Independently you would have been fine, but I have the feeling you egged each other on."

As Amanda replied: "We might have done, we made each other feel better for falling off the wagon. Anyway, I keep saying we’ve been denied so much, why are we doing this to ourselves!"

Amanda and Ashley, however, are getting back on the wagon on Monday – with Amanda suggesting they should just attempt not to drink on weekdays and indulge on weekends.

Last year, Amanda got 19 days into the month before falling off the wagon "quite majorly", with Jamie joking: "You didn’t only fall off the wagon, it was a spectacular pile-up."

"It fell off, the wheel came off, I didn’t have a spare one…" Amanda fired back, telling her listeners: "And to anyone doing it, good on you! It was an interesting exercise. It felt great till the 19th and now it’s all over."

Dry January is run each year by Alcohol Change UK, which encourages people to stop drinking after the Christmas period in order to become healthier, save money and have more energy.

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