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Amanda Holden’s life away from spotlight – tragic loss to star-studded friendship group


Amanda Holden has delighted her followers and 17k followers on Instagram along with her optimistic posts all through Covid, displaying her humorous facet and treasured down time spent along with her household.

The TV star, 50, is relishing being again to work put up lockdown on her Heart Breakfast radio present with Jamie Theakston and has a string of thrilling tasks lined up for the 12 months forward.

But, away from the spotlight the favored TV expertise choose has had her share of heartache and tragedy. In February she shared a coronary heart breaking Instagram put up marking the tenth anniversary of the loss of her son Theo, who was stillborn.

The image of a pair of tiny footprints was accompanied by the phrases #Theo ‘Our beautiful little boy. You would have been 10 years outdated immediately. Not a day goes by with out pondering of you.’ It obtained 140k likes.

Amanda, who additionally devoted two songs to Theo on her debut album Songs From My Heart shared how she and her husband Chris Hughes have coped with the tragic loss.

‘When Chris and I celebrated our tenth anniversary we had candles made with the phrases “hand in hand and we promise to by no means let go” from the track “Tightrope” imprinted on them.

“When we misplaced Theo somebody mentioned to us we want to maintain on to each other. Chris is my absolute rock and means the whole lot to me.”

It’s very emotional to sing the track however I believe you solely get chosen for experiences like that in case you are sturdy sufficient to take care of it. It adjustments you.’

The BGT choose additionally induced controversy final month when it was extensively reported that she drove 200 miles to Cornwall to go to her mum following a distressed name from her stepfather.

While native police dominated she had not damaged lockdown guidelines, many noticed it as being out of step with the general public temper whereas the nation was in midst of the pandemic.

Amanda, identified for her humour managed to lighten the temper and switch the tide again in her favour with a cheeky snap of her in a pair of bikini pants emblazoned with ‘Bye Bye 2020.’

Which she shared along with her 1.7 million Instagram followers.

Speaking of the lockdown Amanda mentioned: “Lockdown has been unbelievably onerous for thus many, however I at all times attempt to concentrate on the optimistic, which is why Captain Sir Tom Moore was so inspirational and I used to be fortunate sufficient to have a really pretty friendship with him, which was great.”

Alongside Sir Tom, Amanda will not be wanting well-known friends and her Instagram scrolls like a who’s who within the TV and leisure world. She reportedly will get on famously effectively with fellow judges, Simon Cowell and Pier Morgan, coronary heart co stars Ashley Roberts usually sharing humorous snaps with celeb buddies.

But who’s in that friendship group?

Firstly, Amanda has been finest friends with Angela Griffin for quite a lot of years. Angela is an actress finest identified for reveals akin to Holby City and Down to Earth.

She lately posted a birthday message to Amanda on Instagram saying: “Happy Birthday lovely, I’ve labored it out and we’ve been buddies for over half your life…I’m over the moon that we’re going sturdy all these years later”

Amanda and Angela’s friendship circle additionally contains Tamzin Outhwaite – finest identified for enjoying Mel Owen in Eastenders.

To full the group is Lisa Faulkner – the ex-EastEnders star married to MasterChef Presenter John Torode. John and Lisa have been already married to totally different companions after they first met on Celebrity Masterchef in 2010, when Lisa was a contestant. John was married to his spouse Jessica, who he had two youngsters with, and Lisa was married to EastEnders actor Chris Coghill, with whom she shares adopted daughter.

The group of girls have been buddies for years and are sometimes noticed at showbiz events collectively (pre-pandemic!).

The group met up for a socially distanced stroll again in the summertime when restrictions have been eased, and it was clearly an emotional second.

Amanda posted an image of the 4 of them on her Instagram on the time, writing: “Omg. I actually cried after I noticed these #ladies within the flesh for the primary time since #lockdown – a socially distanced stroll this morning. SOOO WONDERFUL to be with them.”

When she will not be hanging out with the women, Amanda is long-term friends with none apart from Piers Morgan.

It appears that her Prime time TV queen crown is firmly intact as her profession continues to flourish.

Last 12 months she was named head choose, changing Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent; her album of canopy variations Songs From My Heart was one of many high ten highest-selling debuts of the 12 months, and her radio present is vastly common.

Amanda may even quickly be showing in ITV’s DNA Journey, discovering the secrets and techniques of her household historical past alongside pal Alan Carr.

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Later this 12 months she’s going to bea choose on the BBC’s model of the Korean TV hit I Can See Your Voice – a sport present the place contestants should guess who can sing from a thriller group with out ever listening to them carry out.

Of her first BBC gig she mentioned ‘that feels fairly particular’ and the star has continued to blaze the path for older ladies on TV embracing her age and placing paid to the notion {that a} girl turning 50 is previous her profession finest.

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