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Monday 18 December 2017

Cheers as Amanda is back at judges' table

AMANDA HOLDEN was greeted by cheering fans as she rejoined the judging panel of Britain's Got Talent after the birth of her daughter left her in a critical condition in hospital.

The mother-of-two made her first public appearance at the talent show auditions in Edinburgh since giving birth to Hollie nearly three weeks ago.

Dressed in a tangerine top, she looked radiant and happy as she smiled for fans in the Scottish capital.

Holden (40) is thought to have had a blood transfusion following a caesarean and was in a critical condition for three days.

The actress and presenter has been recovering at home in London since being discharged from hospital with her husband Chris Hughes and their other daughter Lexi (six).

She said: "Hollie is absolutely beautiful and the four of us are so happy together as a family.



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"I'm in a fortunate position in that I have a strong support network of family and friends around me.

"My medical care was fantastic. I'm now feeling completely well despite everything I've been through. I'm just happy to be back to normal and heading back to work."

Holden was greeted by a standing ovation as she arrived to watch the auditions on Saturday.

She smiled and hugged production crew and chatted to members of the audience as she made her way to the judges' table.

Simon Cowell told the excited audience: "We have all missed her."

Earlier this week she released the first photo of her new addition alongside the family.

She had to step down from the show and missed the Cardiff and London auditions. She was initially not replaced, but last week US actress Carmen Electra temporarily joined show regulars Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

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