After their heartbreaking start to the year, BDT were over the moon on Wednesday to hear of Amanda Holden's pregnancy to Chris Hughes.
Amanda broke the news on her website, stating 'Chris, Lexi and I are delighted to announce that I am pregnant and we are expecting a little girl'. The headline was accompanied by the following statement:
The first half of this year has been unbelievably difficult for us and so we are beyond delighted to share this news with you. My first priority is of course my family.I will therefore be adjusting one of my professional commitments accordingly.Due to its physical content this means I will end my contract with Shrek The Musical eight weeks early. I will endeavour to continue the show until the 3rd October. I do however ask you to bear with me as I will be putting myself and this pregnancy first. I have taken medical advice and although I am a strong girl and this is 'once again' a good healthy pregnancy I will absolutely not be taking any risks. Your ongoing support for us this year has been so touching. We are enormously grateful. Thank you so much for your understanding. Amanda xxxxxx
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We wish Amanda, Chris and Lexi all the best wishes in the world and look forward to hearing more pregnancy news over the coming months.
It has been confirmed that Kimberly Walsh, friend of Cheryl Cole and Girls Aloud band member will replace Amanda as Princess Fiona in the stage production of Shrek The Musical.