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Holden describes 'horrifying' loss

Amanda Holden has spoken of the "horrifying" loss of her baby but said she was turning "negatives into positives" and still thought about having more children.

The actress and Britain's Got Talent judge was seven months pregnant when her baby boy with music executive husband Chris Hughes stopped moving, and was then stillborn earlier this year.

The 40-year-old told ITV1 show Lorraine: "I'm a naturally really optimistic girl and I can - my husband and I... we're not dramatic people."

She said: "Although what's happened is obviously horrifying, there's no reason why we don't have... we can go on and have more children and our future's bright."

The star, mum to five-year-old daughter Lexi, added: "You have to turn negatives into positives, and try and see everything as a blessing and that's exactly what we've done."

Amanda said her fans had been "amazing", adding: "I've had unbelievable support and it truly has got us both through it, really."

The actress, who decided to wait until she was six months pregnant before announcing the most recent pregnancy, after losing a baby last year, has thrown herself into work, appearing in the West End show Shrek The Musical as Princess Fiona.

She also appears on the judging panel of the new series of Britain's Got Talent. with Michael McIntyre and former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff.

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