Amanda Holden is in a stable condition after giving birth to a baby-girl, but has spent three days in a "critical condition" in hospital. The Britain's Got Talent judge, 40, was treated in intensive care after checking into a hospital in London on Monday (23 January 2012), according to the Sun newspaper.
The baby, named Hollie Rose Hughes, is understood to be healthy and stable and Amanda is now expected to make a full recovery. Her spokesman Alison Griffin said, "Hollie Rose Hughes was born on 23 January 2012. She is healthy and weighed in at 6.1lb but Amanda has been in a critical condition for the past three days". As for Amanda's condition, Alison explained, "She is healthy and weighed in at 6.1lb but Amanda has been in a critical condition for the past three days...Until Amanda is in a position to indicate what she wants to say, there's no more information I can give". The British TV star was forced to pull out of the Britain's Got Talent auditions in Blackpool earlier this week, but the seriousness of the situation was not revealed to the public. A spokesman for Simon Cowell's Itv show said, "We extend our congratulations to Amanda and Chris on the birth of Hollie and wish Amanda a speedy recovery.We look forward to her returning to Britain's Got Talent very soon".
Holden, who lost a baby-boy last year while seven months pregnant, already has a daughter Lexi. Complications during that pregnancy meant she was forced to give birth by Caesarean section.