Belfast Telegraph

Holden tells of lost baby sorrow

Amanda Holden has spoken about the moment she was told she had lost a second child.

The Britain's Got Talent star said she was "wailing" in the hospital when staff broke the news to her.

An obstetrician told her: "I'm terribly sorry, Amanda, but the baby's heart is not beating. He's gone."

Amanda tells the story in an extract from her autobiography No Holding Back that was published in the Mail on Sunday.

Speaking about the moments after she had been told what had happened, she said: "From somewhere in the hospital, I could hear the most horrendous screams.

"I presumed it was from the labour ward until I realised I could hear my daughter's name, 'Lexi, Lexi, Lexi' being shouted out animalistically.

"It was me. It was me wailing and making the most horrific guttural noises."

Holden said she feared her husband Chris would blame her for the lost baby, and said she was desperate to try for another within minutes of the child being stillborn.

On falling pregnant again, she said: "I had never felt so happy in my whole life."


From Belfast Telegraph