Holden 'stable' after giving birth
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, 6.1lbs Hollie Rose Hughes, was delivered on Monday and is said to be healthy, her spokeswoman said.
No details of 40-year-old Holden's condition have been released, but she is expected to make a full recovery.
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.
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.
There was drama just days after Holden went public about her latest pregnancy. She was involved in a collision with a lorry in September which left her vehicle a write-off. But she told her fans on Twitter that the baby had been unaffected by the crash, and thanked a "Good Samaritan" for getting her to hospital for a health check.
Holden's health worries came to light on Tuesday when she was absent from the Britain's Got Talent audition in Blackpool. She had been due to join fellow judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams on the panel at the seaside town.
A spokeswoman for Britain's Got Talent said: "We extend our congratulations to Amanda and Chris on the birth of Hollie and wish Amanda a speedy recovery. We look forward to her returning to Britain's Got Talent very soon."