By SARA NATHAN
Hello world: Amanda Holden is pictured for the first time with baby Hollie Rose following her life-threatening childbirth ordeal
With a wide smile on her face, Amanda Holden today introduces her baby daughter - just two weeks after her life-threatening childbirth ordeal.
The 40-year-old Britain’s Got Talent star nearly died after giving birth to her second daughter, Hollie Rose.
But Miss Holden looked healthy and content as she happily showed off her little girl, who was carefully snuggled in the arms of her doting older sister Lexi, six.
Ordeal: Holden almost died during the labour on January 23
Her husband, record executive Chris Hughes, 40 - who had thanks doctors and nurses for saving his wife’s life - looked clearly delighted with his family, while an array of flowers and cards from well-wishers were on show.
Miss Holden went into labour a week early while filming for the ITV talent show and was given ‘several pints’ of blood during a transfusion following complications with her caesarean birth.
The blonde entertainer was kept in intensive care for three days – and was forced apart from her newborn daughter, who weighed in at just over six pounds on January 23. She has been recovering at her family home in South West London for the past week and now hopes to re-join Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams at auditions for Britain’s Got Talent in Edinburgh on Saturday.
Back to work? Amanda is said to be hoping to return to Britain's Got Talent for the Edinburgh auditions on Saturday
Fellow Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon said she was looking forward to having Miss Holden back, saying: ‘I love Amanda to bits - I'm missing my partner in crime and can't wait for her to come back.’
Today, Miss Holden’s spot will be filled by American glamour model and actress Carmen Electra, 39, for the London auditions for Britain’s Got Talent.