Amanda Holden praises NHS as she relives heartbreak over losing son Theo at birth

Amanda Holden revealed the heartbreak she faced when losing her baby son Theo at birth nine years ago as she praised the NHS.

The TV presenter, 49, spoke about how much the NHS has helped her throughout her life as she discussed her new charity single Over The Rainbow.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain on Monday, Amanda opened up on the heartbreak of her son after he was “born sleeping”, saying she also faced more complications with the arrival of her daughter Hollie.

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She told Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid: “I feel like I have used [the NHS] more than most people. I have had to rely on them.

"We have always known the NHS is there and we all do take it for granted.

"I think it is wonderful how we have shone a light on them and we are really appreciating everything and seeing all the work they do.

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"It has been well documented that Chris and I had a baby boy who was born sleeping at an NHS hospital…

"And then the year after he was born I delivered Hollie, and then went into a coma…

She added: ”So that was pretty traumatic, and then three years ago my sister had a car accident that she has fully recovered from now.

"But all those incidents were massively trying and the NHS were there to support us all the way through."

In 2011, at seven months pregnant with her son with husband Chris Hughes, a scan revealed Theo's heart had stopped and she later underwent a Caesarean to deliver him.

It comes after Amanda also opened up on complications she faced with daughter Hollie while speaking on her Heart radio show.

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Discussing her own experience first, she said: "When I gave birth to Hollie, my eight year old daughter who I know is listening, she was an emergency and I haemorrhaged, basically.

"I actually did pass away for 40 seconds and then I went into a coma. But the NHS was there holding my hand and my husband's hand so I feel more sorry for him to be honest, he went through it, watching it all."

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