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Tuesday 21 August 2018

Second baby joy for Talent judge Holden

Britain's Got Talent presenter Amanda Holden is expecting her second child, her publicist has confirmed.

The reality TV judge and husband Chris Hughes are expecting their second baby in March and are said to be "absolutely thrilled".

"They say they cannot wait to welcome the new addition to their family," publicist Alison Griffin said.

Ms Holden's pregnancy will not affect her role as a judge on Britain's Got Talent, and she doesn't plan on taking any time off from work when the baby is born.

"She's very well. She's feeling great. She's very happy," Ms Griffin said.

The actor-presenter will later this year appear as Princess Fiona in the stage musical Shrek, which previews in London in May.

She gave birth to her first child, a girl, Lexi, four years ago.

Ms Holden will start judging the new series of Britain's Got Talent on Tuesday, with auditions finishing at the end of the month.



Reschedule

Producers of Shrek are allowing her to reschedule rehearsals.

The musical's producer, Caro Newling of Neal Street Productions, said: "Knowing how much this means to Amanda and her family, we're thrilled that we have been able to reschedule rehearsals to allow her the time she needs without denying the public the opportunity to see her on stage."

The musical will also feature Nigel Lindsay as Shrek, Nigel Harman as Lord Farquaad and Richard Blackwood as Donkey.

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