Amanda Holden wows in teeny Union Jack dress ahead of Eurovision

Saturday night's Eurovision Song Contest may have seen the UK placed bottom – but ahead of the competition, Amanda Holden had been eagerly getting in the patriotic spirit.

The 50-year-old presenter, who was tasked with reading out the nation's verdict at the end of the evening, slipped on a teeny Union Jack dress.

Captioning the picture, which she shared on Instagram, the mother-of-two wrote: "Looking forward to making ‘un point’ or two at #Eurovision."

Her post went down well with fans, who left more than 112,000 'likes' – and many of her celebrity friends jumped into the comments.

Fellow TV presenter Ruth Langsford joked: "You’ll catch your death! Hope you have a vest on underneath!"

Former Towie star Samantha Faiers wrote: "Wow this is unreal."

Ex-Love Island contestant Montana Brown added: "Holy smokes."

And one fan noted that she seemed to be "channelling a little Ginger Spice" with her outfit.

Geri Halliwell performing with the Spice Girls at the Brits in 1997. (Getty Images)
Geri Halliwell performing with the Spice Girls at the Brits in 1997. (Getty Images)

Indeed, Holden appeared to have been inspired by Geri Halliwell's now-iconic look, which she first wore while performing with the Spice Girls at the Brit Awards in 1997.

But while the singer finished off her ultra-short dress with red leather platform boots, the Heart radio presenter opted for strappy black heels.

For the main Eurovision event, Holden slipped on a blush pink feather-trimmed, floor-length gown.

Sharing the outfit in another Instagram post, she wrote: "A Holden – never knowingly understated."

The outfit was similarly popular with fans, who have so far left more than 23,000 'likes'.

Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison commented "WOW", while Heart co-host, the Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts, shared "stunning!"

During her segment yesterday evening, the Britain's Got Talent judge told the camera: "Bon soir. Goedenavond.

"That is good evening in French and Dutch although I've got absolutely no idea which is which.

"This is London calling. What a fantastic show this evening. I am Amanda Holden – I love Eurovision."