Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Holden home after childbirth ordeal

Amanda Holden has been discharged from hospital

Amanda Holden has been discharged from hospital after her life-threatening childbirth ordeal and is now recovering at home.

The Britain's Got Talent judge is said to be "thrilled" to be back at her home in south west London with new daughter Hollie.

Amanda, 40, was in intensive care for several days after giving birth eight days ago.

Her return home was confirmed by her spokeswoman, Alison Griffin.

Amanda and her husband, Chris Hughes, a record producer, have expressed their gratitude to medical staff for her care.

The TV star is understood to have had a blood transfusion due to complications with the caesarean birth, although the couple have not given any details.

Ms Griffin said: "We are delighted to say that Amanda is now home. She and Chris would like to thank everyone who was involved in her care for their amazing skill and dedication, and also to thank everyone who sent such kind thoughts and wishes during this time.

"She is, of course, thrilled to be home with her family - Hollie is absolutely beautiful and Amanda and Chris are completely besotted with their two girls."

Hollie weighed in at just over 6lb and was said to be healthy. The couple already had one daughter, Lexi.

Amanda, 40, was in a critical condition following the birth, but was "stable" by Wednesday, when news of her medical condition and the new arrival was announced.

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