Stephanie Beacham's Botox warning to Amanda

Stephanie Beacham's Botox warning to Amanda
Stephanie Beacham's Botox warning to Amanda (Image credit: Doug Peters/PA Photos)

Stephanie Beacham has warned Amanda Holden about using Botox. She told the Daily Mirror that although the Britain's Got Talent star looks 'fabulous' after her cosmetic surgery, she needs to consider the impact on her young fans. She gave this message to Amanda: "Think hard, you are a role model and I think it's rather important what message you're putting out." The Dynasty and Coronation Street star added: "Do you really want that message to be that you inject your forehead with poison from cows?" Stephanie suffered a skin cancer scare and was offered 'top-up' cosmetic surgery during the successful procedure to remove it, but the star refused. She said: "It saddened me that going under the knife could be offered so casually and I refused." The 62-year-old added: "I could never succumb to cosmetic surgery - I'm proud of the way I look. "I may be a grandmother, but I feel fabulous."

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.