Bishop’s Waltham villagers sends best wishes to Amanda Holden after actress gives

Amanda Holden at the Bishop's Waltham Carnival and Village Show in June 2010
Amanda Holden at the Bishop's Waltham Carnival and Village Show in June 2010
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WELL-WISHERS extended their support to Bishop’s Waltham actress Amanda Holden after she spent three days in intensive care following the birth of her baby girl.

The Britain’s Got Talent star was in a ‘critical condition’ and was treated in an intensive care unit following her admission to hospital on Monday morning.

She is now said to be in a stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery. Her healthy new daughter, Hollie Rose Hughes, was delivered on Monday.

Amanda has stayed true to her Bishop’s Waltham roots after finding fame.

In 2010, she opened the Bishop’s Waltham Carnival and Village Show, and last year the 40-year-old pledged her support for a campaign fighting plans to build a Sainsbury’s supermarket in the town.

Bishop’s Waltham Rotary Club member Malcolm Wearn, who organised the show, said it was ‘tragic’ hearing the news of her condition.

He said: ‘It was my first year organising the carnival. We were looking for a high-profile figure and she didn’t charge a fee at all.

‘It was brilliant. After she opened the show she stayed for autographs and photos.

‘I have a lot of fond memories from that day.’

David Dibb Fuller, who was club president during the carnival, said: ‘The Rotary Club wishes her well and we are delighted she has had a baby girl. If she’s on the mend, that’s good news.

‘It’s great to have someone like Amanda Holden to still think so fondly of the village. We really do wish her the best.’