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Celebrities rally round Holden

Piers Morgan and Myleene Klass were among the celebrities offering heartfelt condolences to Amanda Holden after she lost the baby boy she was expecting.

The actress and Britain's Got Talent judge was seven months' pregnant when she lost the child on Tuesday.

Presenter and model Myleene and Dancing On Ice judge Emma Bunton, who are both pregnant, took to Twitter to send their love to devastated Amanda and her husband Chris Hughes.

Myleene wrote: "My sweetheart. I'm so very sorry. Please God, watch over your family and your little angel in heaven." Emma said: "Absolutely devastated for Amanda Holden and Chris. Thinking of them and sending our prayers at this very sad time."

Piers, who appeared alongside Amanda as a judge on Britain's Got Talent, wrote: "So desperately sad for my special friend Amanda Holden - sending her and Chris my love and prayers." He added later: "They're both absolutely devastated, feel so sad for them."

Presenter Davina McCall said: "So sorry. Thinking of you and Chris," and comedian James Corden said he was "sending all my love and prayers to Amanda and Chris".

Amanda went to West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth, west London, after the baby stopped moving. It was later stillborn.

The actress, 39, who also lost a baby last year, only announced the most recent pregnancy in January when she was six months' pregnant. The couple have a five-year-old daughter Lexi.

The couple's spokeswoman Alison Griffin said: "They are utterly devastated. Amanda had been closely monitored throughout her pregnancy and it is not yet known what went wrong.

"Both Chris and Amanda would like to thank the midwives and staff at The Queen Mary Maternity unit at West Middlesex Hospital Isleworth for their tremendous support."

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