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Amanda Holden ‘devastated’ after breaking lockdown rules to visit elderly parents

Amanda Holden’s agent has released a statement regarding her recent trip to Cornwell.

According to The Sun, the Britain’s Got Talent judge was reported to the police after travelling from London to Cornwell to see her parents, despite the UK’s restrictions on travel amid the pandemic.

In a statement, the singer’s spokesperson said: “Amanda is aware that all families are going through difficulty during these turbulent times but received a distressing telephone call from her elderly father on Friday afternoon.”

“On balance Amanda felt the round-trip to Cornwall was necessary to contain the matter at her family home.”

“Amanda did not act on a whim and has adhered to Covid rules every step of the way in all three lockdowns. Amanda is aware of the travel rules and is devastated she had to break them on this one occasion.”

The rep added that Amanda’s parents had both received the Covid jab, and so she “felt she was not putting her parents at risk”.


The news comes after Britain’s Got Talent 2021 was postponed due to a surge of Covid-19 cases.

In a statement obtained by, a spokesperson for ITV said: “The filming for the 15th series of Britain’s Got Talent has been postponed from its proposed record dates in late January.”

“With the announcement of the latest Government health guidelines and with our priority of safeguarding the well-being of everyone involved in our programmes we, together with the production teams at Thames and Syco, have taken the decision to move the record and broadcast of the forthcoming series.

“We will confirm revised dates in due course,” they added.


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