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.

source :dailymail [endtext]

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