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Will brave Amanda's return to work pay off?

By Jane Graham

Published 25/02/2012

Amanda Holden declared herself 'euphoric' to be returning to work on Britain's Got Talent this week, just 19 days after the birth of her daughter and her own near-death emergency on the operating table.

Some said she was brave, some foolhardy. I looked at the pictures of this drawn, frail ('Amanda's got her body back!), ill-looking woman hobbling into the lion's den and felt sorry.

I thought she just looked scared.

I wonder how much the news that an ex-Baywatch babe would be warming her chair motivated Holden to wrench her weakened body out of bed and into a taxi.

For me, those first days of a new baby were pretty euphoric themselves, and I don't think even the hairy lure of Simon Cowell would have pulled me away. I just hope her employers recognise the level of Amanda's sacrifice and return it with loyalty.

Though I doubt Cheryl Cole or Danni Minogue would think that very likely.

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