Amanda Holden has lost feeling in the side of her face after having all her wisdom teeth removed

Amanda Holden can’t feel her face, after undergoing wisdom teeth removal four years ago.

‘I can’t feel anything!’ she told The Mirror on Monday, talking about the procedure that left her with seemingly permanent side-effects.

‘I can’t feel a thing from here to here,’ Amanda, 50, told the publication, referencing the left side of her bottom lip and jaw, having had all four wisdom teeth extracted.


Ouch! Amanda Holden can’t feel her face, after undergoing wisdom teeth removal four years ago

The NHS list pain and mild bruising that can last for up to 2 weeks as side-effects, and complications such as dry sockets, nerve injury, infection, swelling and bleeding.

But Amanda appears to be in the one in 200 patients that are left with permanent after-effects.


‘The numbness is on the side with the tooth that flipped out really easily. I’ve had scans of it and they showed that the nerve wasn’t damaged, so they think the feeling may return. But it has been over 18 months now, so I’m not sure it will to be honest. It’s bizarre but you get used to it,’ she explained.

She also explained: ‘I have TMJ. I don’t even know what it stands for, but it’s something to do with your jaw and I’ve got it.

‘I can’t feel anything!’ Amanda has been talking about the procedure that left her with seemingly permanent side-effects

‘Most people who have it grind their teeth, but I don’t. Instead I have a habit of doing a thing which means I unconsciously tense a muscle in my neck and it causes me headaches at least once a week.

‘It’s become like breathing and blinking – it is a reflex and I do it automatically, without even thinking about it. I even do it when I’m having a massage.’

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular joint disorder and is often a symptom of stress. 

Amanda was back to work after her trip to Greece on Monday, spotted sauntering out of Heart Radio following her breakfast show.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge was still proudly flaunting a Grecian glow, donning a retro-print halterneck jumpsuit, showing off her toned and tanned arms. 

Amanda’s outing comes after she revealed she loves to sunbathe nude on holiday. 

Speaking on Alan Carr’s Life’s A Beach holiday podcast, Amanda branded herself a ‘nudist’ and admitted she never wears a bikini when vacationing.

Exit strategy: Amanda Holden is truly back to the grind after her recent trip to Greece, as she was spotted sauntering out of Heart Radio on Monday, following her breakfast show

She also stressed that she ‘doesn’t mix’ with other nudists but has no problem baring all in her own private villa.

The star said: ‘I’m a nudist. I never wear a bikini on holiday. But I wouldn’t mix with other nudists. There’s a difference. I’d never get my noonie out in public. In a private villa, yes.’ 

Elsewhere in the podcast, Amanda revealed that she was encouraged to steal food when she was a child as her family struggled financially while on holiday.

The star recalled a time when her mum Judith told her and sister Debbie to swipe cereal from the breakfast queue as they’d run out of money to eat. 

Retro chic: The 51-year-old Britain’s Got Talent judge was still proudly flaunting a Grecian glow, however, donning a retro-print halterneck jumpsuit, showing off her toned tanned arms

Looking back on the moment, Amanda, who is now a successful TV, music and radio star, told how her mother informed her if she wanted any breakfast ‘you’ll have to steal it.’

Discussing the moment with Alan, Amanda said: ‘We’d spent all our money on holiday and we came back on a ferry and my mum told me to go and nick milk and Sugar Puffs from the breakfast queue.

‘She said to me, ‘Amanda if you want any breakfast you’ll have to steal it”.

The Heart FM radio star then joked: ‘My mum will kill me for admitting this.’

Nudist: Amanda recently revealed she loves to sunbathe nude on holiday, on Alan Carr’s Life’s A Beach holiday podcast (pictured in a throwback snap)