Amanda Holden has given an emotional account of the moment she was told her unborn baby son had died baby seven months into her pregnancy.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge relived the tragic moment in an interview with ITV’s Tonight, to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, where she gave an account of how she was told there was no heartbeat just a few weeks before her due date.
‘I just remember hearing this woman just screaming and screaming and then it was actually — it was me, I realised it was me that was screaming’, she said, breaking down in tears.
Speaking about the last time she saw her baby Theo, the mum said: ‘He looked so normal and so peaceful. I held him in my arms and I said goodbye, basically.’
Amanda’s heartbreaking loss, which happened in February 2011, came just a year after she miscarried a little boy at 16 weeks.
The TV presenter also opened up about how important the NHS was for her during the difficult time and the months after when she was recovering – not just for her but for her family too.
‘I’ll literally do anything for the National Health Service because they got me through it, they got Chris through it and I now thankfully have two healthy girls and a little boy who is still part of the family but just not here.
‘I couldn’t have done it without the incredible team around us. My husband was so strong and so amazing but they got him through it too.
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‘And then the days and months afterwards, the same team of people checked on us every single day and it’s not because I’m off the telly or famous or anything like that. I believe they’d have extended that care to any woman, any family, in my situation.’
Shortly after losing Theo, Amanda fell pregnant with daughter Hollie, who she welcomed in 2012. She already shared Lexi, who’s now 12, with husband Chris Hughes.