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Monday 18 December 2017

Glowing mum Amanda shows off her lovely new baby Hollie

AMANDA Holden has shown she is well on the way to recovery after battling for her life giving birth to baby Hollie.

The Britain's Got Talent judge was left in a critical condition following the birth of her second child a fortnight ago, spending several days in intensive care.

But the 40-year-old actress has shown how the family is moving on, with the first picture of the new addition to her family.

Baby Hollie, who was born weighing just over six pounds, is cuddled adoringly by her sister Lexi while flanked by Holden and her husband, record producer Chris Hughes.

Hollie was born by Caesarean two weeks ago and Holden is thought to have needed a blood transfusion.

She had recovered enough to be allowed home last week and continues to improve.



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Holden is aiming to return to her role as a judge on ITV1 series Britain's Got Talent by the weekend when the programme heads up to Edinburgh.

The couple have already expressed their gratitude to medical staff for their "skill and dedication". A spokeswoman said last week that Holden and Hughes are "completely besotted with their two girls".

Holden had been in good health through the pregnancy, but she has had previous difficulties. She lost a child last year, seven months into a pregnancy, and in 2010 she suffered a miscarriage.

A spokesman for Britain's Got Talent said: "Carmen Electra is our guest judge for the London auditions.

"Amanda is expected back for Edinburgh next Saturday."

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