Amanda Holden was brought to tears on Britain’s Got Talent: The Ultimate Magician on Sunday night as she was reunited with the midwife who saved her life.
The 51-year-old actress, who appeared as a judge on the one-off special of the ITV talent show, died 40 seconds giving birth to her 10-year-old daughter Hollie in 2012, falling into a four-day coma.
And the Heart FM radio presenter broke down in tears as trickster Richard Jones, winner of Britain’s Got Talent in 2016, brought out health worker Pippa Nightingale’s name on a card before taking her on stage.
Emotional: Amanda Holden, 51, was brought to tears on Britain’s Got Talent: The Ultimate Magician on Sunday night as she was reunited with the midwife who saved her life
Richard told Amanda to think of someone in her life who was “very special” and who “went above and beyond … when you needed it most.”
Clearly emotional, Amanda voiced Pippa’s name, who she credited for saving her life giving birth to Hollie as a baby.
Soldier Richard then turned over a card to reveal Pippa’s name before opening a box on stage, from which she stepped.
Shocking: The actress, who served as a judge on the show, died 40 seconds and fell into a four-day coma in 2012 while giving birth to her daughter Hollie, 10
Amanda and Pippa hugged on stage before Pippa left and took a seat in the audience.
Television personality Amanda – who slammed usual Britain’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell during his absence from The Ultimate Magician panel – took to her Instagram page earlier this week to give fans a glimpse of the moment before it aired.
She wrote along with her post: “This Sunday night is an emotional one for me on @bgt – in fact I was absolutely floored…Magic isn’t always known for being emotional but there were tears! Many of them.
Throwback: Magician Richard Jones told Amanda to think of someone in her life who was “very special” and who “went above and beyond … when you needed it most”.
Special: Heart FM radio presenter Amanda broke down when trickster Richard, winner of Britain’s Got Talent in 2016, brought up health worker Pippa Nightingale’s name on a card
“It made me think about how many ups and downs bgt has been through in my life. It was never just a talent show for me.”
Amanda has previously credited the NHS with saving her life after she died 40 seconds and fell into a four-day coma when the placenta lodged on a major artery and caused her to bleed during Hollie’s birth.
Speaking on her 2020 radio show Heart Breakfast, she said: “When I gave birth to Holly, my eight-year-old daughter, who I know is listening, she was an emergency and I was basically bleeding.
Moving: Visibly emotional, Amanda spoke out Pippa’s name, which she credited with saving her life giving birth to Hollie when she was a baby
Reunited: Amanda and Pippa hugged on stage before Pippa left and took a seat in the audience
“I actually died for 40 seconds and then went into a coma but the NHS were there holding my hand and my husband’s hand who – honestly I feel sorry for him, he went through it and watched it all!”
She previously said on Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast: “What they hadn’t discovered was that my placenta was attached to my main artery behind my bladder and I was basically bleeding and no amount of blood that I had on hand would do would it.
“I even went to the recycling thing where you can recycle your own blood… Well, it was all over the floor and yeah, and what followed was horrible [husband] Chris. I didn’t know anything about it, I was out for four days.
‘Chris was told he might have to set Lexi up for mum not coming home, so Chris has been through hell and back.’
Family: Amanda is mom to Hollie, 10 (left), and Alexa, 16 (right), who she shares with husband Chris (pictured on Christmas Day last year)
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