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Amanda Holden takes week off from radio show for half-term after Cornwall trip

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After being reported to the police for breaking lockdown rules, Amanda Holden will be off for a week from her hosting duties on Heart.

The mum-of-two, who celebrated an early 50th birthday bash, will be going on a planned break for the February half-term.

The 49 year old broke lockdown rules when she travelled 215 miles to Cornwall to see her parents.

She reportedly received a “distressing phone call” from her 75 year old stepdad Leslie, which is why she decided to make the journey.

Amanda Holden will be taking her usual week off for February half-term

Amanda Holden will be taking her usual week off for February half-term

The mum-of-two will be sitting it out for a week

The mum-of-two will be sitting it out for a week

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Amanda is said to have travelled from Richmond upon Thames, Surrey to Cornwall on Friday.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge infuriated her neighbours as they accused her of endagering key workers and vulnerable people.

One local told the The Sun: “She must have known what she was doing was wrong.”

A spokesperson for the television personality told the publication: “Amanda is aware of the rules and is devastated she had to break them.

The Britain's Got Talent judge broke lockdown rules by driving to Cornwall

The Britain’s Got Talent judge broke lockdown rules by driving to Cornwall

“Amanda is aware that all families are going through difficulty during these turbulent times but received a distressing telephone call from her elderly father on Friday afternoon.

“On balance Amanda felt the round trip to Cornwall necessary to contain the matter at her family home.

“The very personal situation has now been aided and Amanda is back in London,” the representative confirmed.

“Amanda did not act on a whim and has adhered to Covid rules every step of the way in all three lockdowns.

“Amanda is aware of the travel rules and is devastated she had to break them on this one occasion.

“Her parents are vaccinated and, with Amanda testing for covid weekly, she felt she was not putting her parents at risk.

“She did not come in contact with any member of the public,” the spokesperson concluded.

The television personality received support from her fans

The television personality received support from her fans

Amanda, who celebrated daughter Hollie’s 9th birthday, was supported by her fans who defended her actions after the news broke.

One follower said: “People having a pop at Amanda Holden give ya heads a wobble…”

While a second added: “If Amanda Holden had popped down to Cornwall for a jolly, I’d understand the outrage.

“But if I was miles away from my mum and she was elderly and called me distressed, you best believe I’d be in the car before the phone call was over. Anyone who says they wouldn’t is lying.”

OK! Online have reached out to Amanda’s representatives for comment about her week off from Heart radio.

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