'I won't have any more children… this is obviously what's meant to be': Amanda Holden on why she's not planning to extend her family any more
13:21 GMT, 21 March 2012
She nearly died after giving birth to
daughter Hollie earlier this year, but came through the traumatic
experience to welcome a healthy daughter into the world.
now, Amanda Holden, who is also mother to six-year-old daughter Lexi
with husband Chris Hughes, has said she has decided not to have any more
children in the future.
on This Morning today, Amanda told Phillip Schofield and Holly
Willoughby that she and Chris have spoken about the prospect of further
extending their family, and opted against it.
That's it: Amanda Holden, seen arriving at This Morning today with baby Hollie, says she and husband Chris Hughes won't have any more children
Radiant: Amanda looked in good spirits as she arrived at the television studios cradling her little girl
She said: 'I won't have any more children, that is it. And this is obviously what I am meant to have.'
also joked: 'When I said to Chris that I wouldn't have any more, he
replied, “Well you certainly won't be having any more with me, anyway!” '
While Hollie is now a happy and healthy little baby, her birth in January caused Amanda to hemorrhage, and her heart to stop.
Red hot: Amanda teamed her cute dress with a pair of black tights and boots for her television appearance
New role: Amanda also confirmed on the show that she would be hosting new TV talent show Superstar
the traumatic birth, Amanda said that the problems began when the
doctors discovered that her placenta was attached to her internal scar
from her previous Caeseran-section.
while the issue is relatively common, things went from bad to worse
when doctors attempted to pull out the placenta, without realising that
it was attached to her bladder.
'It's what meant to be': Amanda added that Chris is more than happy not to have any more kids
And despite the fact that Amanda was
put under a general anaesthetic to help her avoid the trauma of the
terrifying ordeal, her husband Chris had to cope with the horror of
seeing his wife close to death.
She said: 'When the doctors told me that I was going under general anaesthetic, that's when I hemorrhaged.
'Chris said that he remembers
everybody's feet covered in blood and that's when they threw him out of
terrifying birth, Amanda returned to her work on Britain's Got Talent
just three weeks after welcoming Hollie into the world.
just how she had managed it, Amanda said: 'I was out of hospital a week
after everything happened and I don't quite know how I did it.
'In my mind I'm quite strong and the
doctors said it was because I'm quite stubborn and tenacious. And
because I've got Lexi you can't hang around in a hospital bed. I don't
like sympathy and I don't like being pitied.'
when Holly and Phillip asked her how she was now, Amanda replied: 'I'm
completely fine. Even after all of that, I've been running this week. I
think a lot of it is medical science as well as your own mind.'
also confirmed reports that she will be hosting the new TV talent show
Superstar – searching for a leading man for the new Jesus Christ
Superstar world tour with Andrew Lloyd Webber – and spoke about the
return of Britain's Got Talent this weekend.