Amanda Holden reveals she gave birth with a full face of make up - but was banned from wearing high heels

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Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has revealed that before giving birth, she was a little preoccupied with what she looked like...

The 48-year-old has revealed that when she was in labour with her first child Lexi, who is now 13-years-old, she delivered her baby girl while dolled up with a full face of makeup on.

The mum-of-two had to give birth to her eldest child via C-section (opens in new tab), so used the opportunity to make sure she was looking her best.

Speaking on Heart FM Breakfast Show, which she presents with co-host Jamie Theakston (opens in new tab), she revealed that she even wanted to wear high heels while giving birth but was banned by her doctors.

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‘My Lexi had this thing called placenta previa which means she couldn’t come out the normal way because her placenta was in the way,’ explained Amanda recalling the birth of her eldest child.

‘She was using it as a cushion basically,’ she continued. ‘She was doing like a headstand on it.

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‘So I had to have a C-section (opens in new tab) so I did full glam. I had lip gloss, I did a lash. I literally said ‘Can I wear my [stilettos]?’ and they went ‘No way you, have to take your shoes off.’’

Amanda is mum to two daughters, 13-year-old Alexa (or Lexi) and seven-year-old Hollie, both of whom she shares with husband of 11 years (opens in new tab), Chris Hughes.

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She recently revealed that her older daughter Lexi had banned her from her school’s sports day (opens in new tab), saying that the 13-year-old ‘isn’t interested in anything parental.’

‘It’s forecast to rain, that’s my biggest worry,’ she her radio co-host Jamie, during a chat about the school event.

Well, whether rain or shine, we’re sure if the fabulous mum makes an appearance she’ll be wearing a full face of glam!