Actress expecting after suffering miscarriage earlier in year

Amanda Holden and husband Chris Hughes have announced they are expecting a baby girl.

Amanda – who is mum to five-year-old daughter Lexi – is three months pregnant and shared the happy news on her Twitter page.

Lexi’s question of the day (and most days) “Mama when are you going to get a baby in your tummy?“‘ Amanda, 40, Tweeted.

Happy to say TODAY Lexi!

Mama is pregnant! Yay.

The actress – who will end her run as Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical 8 weeks early – was devastated by the stillbirth of her seven-month-old baby boy in February, yet always hoped to have more children.

The first half of this year has been unbelievably difficult for us and so we are beyond delighted to share this news with you,’ Amanda says in a statement on herwebsite.

I have taken medical advice and although I am a strong girl and this is “once again” a good healthy pregnancy I will absolutely not be taking any risks.’

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