Amanda Holden has landed an 18-month contract with American network, CBS.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge will take over the main female anchor role of the station’s flagship breakfast programme, The Early Show, when Maggie Rodriquez goes on maternity leave in the summer.

Amanda will head out to LA to take up her new role three weeks after the final of Britain’s Got Talent, reports The Mirror.

She will co-present the hit magazine-style show with Dave Price and Harry Smith.

A source told the paper: “It is a massive deal for her and she was absolutely thrilled. Her profile is on the rise Stateside and viewers love her cut-glass accent and easy manner.

“She is a natural presenter and has taken to it like a duck to water. Executives at CBS are predicting big things for her. It is an exciting time.”

Amanda was due to cover the Oscars for CBS but had to pull out as it clashed with her daughter Lexi’s birthday party.