Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Baby girl for actress Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden has given birth to a baby girl

TV star Amanda Holden has given birth to a baby girl, but has spent three days in a "critical condition".

The Britain's Got Talent judge is now stable after being treated in an intensive care unit following her admission to hospital on Monday morning.

Her new daughter, Hollie Rose Hughes, was delivered on Monday and is said to be healthy, said her spokeswoman.

No details of 40-year-old Holden's condition have been released, but she is expected to make a full recovery.

Alison Griffin, a spokeswoman for Holden and her husband Chris Hughes, said: "Amanda has been in a critical condition for the past three days. She is now stable and we expect her to make a full recovery very soon. We thank you for respecting their privacy at this time."

Hollie Rose weighed in at 6lbs 1oz Holden is thought to have been more than eight months pregnant although she had not made public her due date.

The actress, who had been due to be on the BGT panel at auditions this week, already has a daughter, Lexi. But complications during that pregnancy with a low lying placenta meant she gave birth by Caesarean section.

Ms Griffin said she was unable to give any further details about Holden's medical condition at present. "Until Amanda is in a position to indicate what she wants to say, there's no more information I can give," she said.

Holden is thought to have had a healthy pregnancy up until now, but has had difficulties with previous pregnancies.

There was heartbreak just under a year ago when she lost a child seven months into a pregnancy. And in 2010 she suffered the ordeal of a miscarriage.

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