After the traumatic labour of baby girl Hollie in January, Amanda Holden - who also has a six-year-old daughter Lexi - has decided that she's done with the business of babymaking.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge said: “I won’t have any more children, that is it. And this is obviously what I am meant to have.”
Speaking on This Morning, she joked that even if she did want more kids, her husband Chris Hughes isn’t keen on the idea: “When I said to Chris that I wouldn’t have any more, he replied: ‘Well you certainly won’t be having any more with me, anyway!’”
The actress told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield the details of the difficult birth: “When the doctors told me that I was going under general anaesthetic, that’s when I hemorrhaged.”
“Chris said that he remembers everybody’s feet covered in blood and that’s when they threw him out of the theatre."
The recovery meant that she missed some of the first auditions of the new series of BGT, and was temporarily replaced by the controversial choice of Baywatch star Carmen Electra. Amanda returned to the judging panel only three weeks after Hollie’s birth, and when Phillip and Holly (Willoughby, not Amanda's baby Hollie) asked how she managed, she said: “I was out of hospital a week after everything happened and I don’t quite know how I did it.”
She added: “In my mind I’m quite strong and the doctors said it was because I’m quite stubborn and tenacious. And because I’ve got Lexi, you can’t hand around in a hospital bed. I don’t like sympathy and I don’t like being pitied.”
The bad experience is way behind her now, though. When Holly and Phillip asked how she is, Amanda responded: “I’m completely fine. Even after all of that, I’ve been running this week. I think a lot of it is medical science as well as your own mind.”
Phew, we’re pleased you and Hollie got through it all, Amanda!