Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Amanda Holden keeps her baby bump under wraps in a pink coat as she arrives for Britain's Got Talent auditions




Glowing: Amanda Holden put a protective hand on her baby bump - but kept it under wraps - as she arrived for Britain's Got Talent auditions

She's finally able to be open about her pregnancy after months of secrecy.

But Amanda Holden declined to give fans a glimpse of her baby bump as she arrived for the first auditions for the new series of Britain's Got Talent in London today.

The 39-year-old, who revealed she is expecting a baby boy in March, covered up her burgeoning belly in a fuchsia coat with a giant bow strategically placed at her midriff.

Showing pregnancy isn't affecting her passion for fashion, Holden teetered in a pair of towering patent Mary Jane heels and carried a baby pink quilted Chanel handbag.

Writing on her Twitter ahead of the auditions at the Hammersmith Apollo, Holden revealed new judge David Hasselhoff would not be joining her on the panel and Louis Walsh would be covering for the ex-Baywatch star.

She said: 'Getting ready for BGT! Stomach churning! Micheal and Louis today. Think The Hoff is still "giving his Hook".'

Congratulations: Holden receives a congratulatory kiss from a fan as she arrives at the Hammersmith Apollo

Once inside, she Tweeted: 'Five mins until we're on stage! Micheal is pacing, I'm eating and Louis is checking his quiff.'

New judge, comedian McIntyre was given a huge welcome by the thousands of auditionees queuing outside, who chanted his name as he entered the building.

Despite expecting to give birth to her second child in March, Holden insisted it would not affect her work commitments for Britain's Got Talent and starring in the new West End production of Shrek: The Musical.

Holden will play Princess Fiona at Drury Lane when the show opens in May.

The new guy and the substitute: Michael McIntyre (left) was given a big welcome, while Louis Walsh stepped in to cover for David Hasselhoff

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The former Cutting It star will film the Britain's Got Talent Series 5 auditions over the next weeks, before returning to the judging panel in late May in time for the live shows.

The blonde TV star announced on Sunday that she and husband Chris Hughes, 37, were expecting their second child together.

She explained she waited so long to announce her pregnancy after she tragically suffered a miscarriage last year.

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The couple, who married in December 2008, are already parents to daughter Alexa, aka Lexi, who turns five later this month.

Writing on her Twitter page on Sunday, she said: 'Just to let you know. I am 6 months pregnant with a baby boy!! Have had to keep it quiet until now!'

In a statement on her official website, Holden revealed her secret heartbreak last year after losing her unborn child.

Doting mother: Holden with her daughter Lexi, who turns five this month

It read: 'Amanda Holden and her husband Chris Hughes are delighted to announce that Amanda is 6 months pregnant with their second child.

'Their delight is increased by the fact that last year she tragically lost a baby.
'As they are sure everyone will understand they needed to get the all clear from the doctor before they shared their very happy news.'

In an interview last year, Holden admitted she had started getting broody.

She said: 'I'd love to have more children. I'm 39 so I'd be very lucky, I've got lots of friends who have waited too long. If it happens it happens. But I'm blessed with one.'

The former Cutting It actress married music executive Hughes at Babington House in Somerset in December 2008 after a five year courtship.

The couple announced their engagement in December 2004, but delayed their wedding after Holden fell pregnant with Alexa, who was born in January 2006.

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'Thank God David doesn't always look perfect,' admits a relieved Victoria Beckham as she covers British Vogue




Telling all: Victoria Beckham recalls a morning husband David looked like 'c**p' in the new issue of Vogue magazine

Victoria Beckham has been unwavering in her love and devotion for husband David after 11 years of marriage.

But despite his athletic figure and metrosexual appearance, the former Spice Girl admits even he has his off days.

Just months after Posh declared her husband looked 'naturally good all the time', she appears to have changed her mind.

In a new interview with the UK edition of Vogue magazine, the 36-year-old spoke frankly about her husband of 11 years.

Speaking in the February issue of Vogue - her sixth Vogue cover - she said: 'The other morning I looked across at David just after he'd woken up and thought you look really c**p.

'Thank God, because this is a man who always looked so perfect.'

Her remarks were in stark contrast to an interview she gave to Marie Claire magazine in October.

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She said at the time: 'He just naturally looks good all the time. He never looks like s*** in the morning. Never.

‘So he’s sitting there sending his e-mails, all ripped. Not an ounce of fat on him.

And I thought, you done good, girl. I sure wasn’t thinking of his high-pitched voice.'

Victoria's appearance in Vogue is the sixth time she's appeared on the cover of the magazine.

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She's already graced the covers of Russian, Indian, Turkish, German editions, and the British edition once before in 2008.

Also in the Vogue interview, she admits she's finally given up on her long hope for a baby girl.

She also confesses to having her breast implants removed and admits the power balance between herself and David is changing.

To find out more, visit Vogue UK's website www.vogue.co.uk.

• The full interview with Victoria is in the February 2011 issue of Vogue, on sale on Thursday 6 January.

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