Let the sleepless nights begin! Amanda Holden is 'thrilled' to be home with baby Hollie after life-threatening child birth ordeal
Amanda Holden has returned home after giving birth eight days ago.
The Britain's Got Talent judge spent several days in intensive care following the life-threatening childbirth of baby daughter Hollie Rose.
Holden's spokeswoman Alison Griffin confirmed the mother-of-two has now been discharged from hospital and is 'thrilled' to be given the all-clear.
Separated: Amanda Holden did not see her baby Hollie Rose for three days
Griffin said: 'We are delighted to say that Amanda is now home.
'She and Chris (Hughes) would like to thank
everyone who was involved in her care for their amazing skill and
dedication, and also to thank everyone who sent such kind thoughts and
wishes during this time.
'She is, of course, thrilled to be
home with her family – Hollie is absolutely beautiful. Amanda and
Chris are completely besotted with their two girls.'
Critical: The 40-year-old, pictured at BGT auditions last week, was under sedation
Last Monday, it emerged that Amanda did not see her newborn daughter for the first three days of her life as she was forced to recover
in intensive care in hospital, where she was deemed to be in a
She went into labour a month early and newborn Hollie Rose was delivered later that day by
emergency caesarean weighing in at just over 6lbs.
Amanda had gone to hospital after
filming auditions for the ITV talent show, with a source revealing: ‘It
was a life threatening situation.
Gratitude: Husband Chris Hughes publicly thanked medical staff for their care
'There was a huge loss of blood and Amanda had to have a number of transfusions. She lost several pints of blood.’
Amanda and record producer Hughes, who have been married since 2008, also have six-year-old daughter Alexa, known as Lexi.
Despite the drama surrounding Amanda,
Hollie was said to ‘healthy’ and was put into an incubator briefly
following her birth, as this was ‘routine’.
For Miss Holden, the arrival of her
little girl marked the end of a turbulent year in which she suffered
the loss of her son, who was born stillborn last February when she was
seven months pregnant.
Growing brood: Amanda and Chris are already parents to Lexi
She also suffered complications during her pregnancy with Lexi after suffering from a low lying placenta
meaning she had to have a caesarean.
Speaking at the National Television Awards last Wednesday night, her fellow Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams revealed that he and the rest of the panel were 'worried' when they found out that she was unwell.
'It's fantastic news,' he said of the birth. 'We were all worried when we were doing the show after hearing she was in hospital.’
Simon Cowell tweeted that he was ‘thrilled’ for his co-star.