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Amanda Holden: 'My heart stopped for 40 seconds'

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Amanda Holden has described how her heart stopped beating for 40 seconds while giving birth to daughter Hollie in January.

The Britain's Got Talent judge revealed that husband Chris Hughes was unaware if she was dead or alive for several minutes at the hospital after being asked to leave the room during the emergency.

Amanda Holden, Hollie

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Holden suffered a massive haemorrhage and was put under general anaesthetic as doctors battled to save her life. She later spent three days in intensive care.

"I was moments from death. As much blood as they were putting into me was going out. It just would not clot," Holden told The Sun on Sunday.

"I lost about 13 to 15 litres of it all in all. For seven minutes Chris didn't know if I was alive or dead.

"They literally ran out of my blood group in London. They had them on mopeds coming from everywhere with it."

Holden later thanked medical staff for looking after her and described Hollie as "absolutely beautiful".

She returned to Britain's Got Talent just days after the ordeal and admitted that it felt "euphoric" to be back.

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