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Amanda in first public appearance since baby tragedy

Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has made her first public appearance after losing her baby nearly six weeks ago.

The 40-year-old actress presented David Thaxton with the award for Best Actor in a Musical at the Olivier Awards in London.

The actress put on a brave face for photographers as she walked down the red carpet prior to the event.

Holden, who was dressed in a royal blue floor-length gown for the occasion, later said on Twitter that she had received a "lovely welcome".

"Hope it's the first of many," she told her followers.

She was seven months pregnant when her baby boy, with husband music executive Chris Hughes, stopped moving and was later stillborn.

Amanda suffered a miscarriage last year at the 12-week stage.

She only revealed her most recent pregnancy in January, when she was six months pregnant.

At the time, she explained how she kept her pregnancy under wraps following her loss the previous year.

Heartbreakingly, a month later, Amanda lost her baby.

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