Amanda Holden: I saw Cowell on my deathbed

Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden at the launch of Britain's Got Talent yesterday (23.03.12)

Amanda Holden "saw Simon Cowell" on her deathbed when she almost died from blood loss while giving birth to baby daughter Hollie Rose.

Amanda Holden "saw Simon Cowell" on her deathbed.

The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge - who resumed her position on the ITV1 series less than three weeks after she almost died from blood loss while giving birth to baby daughter Hollie Rose - joked that she saw a vision of a "Godly" Simon when she "flat-lined" in hospital.

However, she hit back at criticism she has returned to the show too quickly, saying it was "good for the soul".

She told BANG Showbiz: "I don't consider it work; I think digging up roads is work or a nine to five office job. But I think sitting at a desk and pressing a buzzer for a day is a treat. It's good for the soul so that's why I came back.

"And I was desperate to see Simon, of course. I saw him when I flat-lined, actually. He is God, I tell you.

"I was obviously feeling well enough or I wouldn't have come back. I've always had a really positive outlook on life so I'm not quite sure what the lesson was."

Meanwhile Amanda's co-judges Simon, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams praised the 41-year-old star as an "inspiration".

Speaking at the launch of 'Britain's Got Talent' yesterday (22.03.12), Alesha said: "I admire her. I think it shows a strong person. Rather than sitting at home and feeling sorry for herself she got up and got out there. She's an inspiration to us all."

Simon added: "Amanda is the bravest little soldier in showbusiness."

'Britain's Got Talent' returns to ITV1 tomorrow (24.03.12) at 8pm.


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