Amanda Holden's husband praises hospital staff
Amanda Holden's husband has paid an emotional tribute to the hospital staff who battled to save her life when she gave birth to their daughter Hollie Rose on Monday (23.01.12)
Amanda Holden's husband has paid tribute to the hospital staff who saved her life during childbirth.
The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge was left in a critical condition and underwent several blood transfusions during the tense ordeal, while little Hollie Rose was put on a respirator after being born Monday (23.01.12).
A spokesperson for Chris said: "I would like to thank all the medical staff and everyone who has been involved in Amanda's care. They have all been absolutely fantastic."
However, friends of the couple admit the ordeal - during which Amanda spent three days in critical care before she could see Hollie Rose - has been traumatic for the couple.
One source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Amanda is recovering solely but surely. She has had a traumatic experience but she is relieved Hollie Rose is healthy.
"Chris has barely slept this week at all and has been at her side every step of the way. It is only now Amanda is on the mend we can all finally breathe again.
"Amanda is not by any means 100 per cent but the couple agree that Hollie Rose has made it all worthwhile."
Meanwhile, 'Britain's Got Talent' bosses are considering bringing in a replacement panellist for the duration of Amanda's absence, with Myleene Klass and Samantha Womack among the potentials.
A show insider said: "We always planned to bring in some special guest judges for when Amanda went off to have the baby. We are sticking to three judges for the auditions in Cardiff this weekend but we would like to have someone in the fourth seat by the time we are back in London on February 6.
"Amanda knows she is welcome back but the show must go on and we need another judge as soon as possible."