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Amanda Holden steps out hand-in-hand with husband Chris Hughes on rare date night in London

She and her husband Chris Hughes have been married for a decade. 

And proving they are still as loved-up as ever, Amanda Holden looked sensational as she put on an affectionate display with beau Chris Hughes in London’s Covent Garden on Tuesday. 

The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 47, enjoyed a rare date night with her husband, as they turned out to support Amanda’s pal Lisa Faulkner, for her Guest Chef Supper Club at J Sheekey Atlantic Bar.

Date night: Amanda Holden, 47, looked sensational as she put on an affectionate display with beau Chris Hughes in London’s Covent Garden on Tuesday

Amanda cut a chic figure for the evening and stepped out sporting a stylish checkered dress that left her slender pins firmly on view. 

She covered up with a leather biker jacket and added a boost to her ensemble with a pair of complementing suede court heels. 

The TV personality wore her blonde locks down in a voluminous yet straightened style and highlighted her age-defying beauty with make-up in neutral tones. 

She was seen clutching onto the hand of husband Chris, who looked dapper in a charcoal grey top and dark trousers. He wore a tailored coat over his outfit and sported a pair of patent leather shoes. 

Amanda and Chris tied the knot in December 2008 at Babington House in Somerset – two years after welcoming their first child together; daughter Alexa (Lexi), 12. 

Affectionate: The Britain's Got Talent judge, 47, enjoyed a rare date night with her husband, as they turned out to support Amanda's pal Lisa Faulkner for her Guest Chef Supper Club

Affectionate: The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 47, enjoyed a rare date night with her husband, as they turned out to support Amanda’s pal Lisa Faulkner for her Guest Chef Supper Club

They are also parents to daughter Hollie, six – who they welcomed a year after Amanda’s tragic stillbirth after falling pregnant with son Theo. Amanda has since candidly spoken of the heartbreak she endured losing her son, admitting it was ‘one of the most surreal moments of my life.’

Speaking about her loss in an interview on Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast recently, Amanda recalled the moment her son’s heart stopped: ‘They scanned my tummy… and it was one of the most surreal moments of my life.

‘I remember hearing this woman screaming and shouting and I was thinking, “Where is that coming from?” And it was coming from me and I didn’t even know I was doing it.

‘The obstetrician was trying to tell me that my baby’s heart had stopped beating and was not alive anymore and I just was saying, “I don’t know what I’m going to tell Lexi,” and this is the woman I could hear, screaming that. And I didn’t know it was me. It was the oddest, most awful thing.’ 

Happy: Amanda and Chris (above with Alesha Dixon and her partner Azuka Ononye) tied the knot in December 2008 at Babington House in Somerset - two years after welcoming their first child; daughter Alexa (Lexi), 12

Happy: Amanda and Chris (above with Alesha Dixon and her partner Azuka Ononye) tied the knot in December 2008 at Babington House in Somerset – two years after welcoming their first child; daughter Alexa (Lexi), 12

Proud parents: They are also parents to daughter Hollie, six - who they welcomed a year after Amanda's tragic stillbirth after falling pregnant with son Theo

Proud parents: They are also parents to daughter Hollie, six – who they welcomed a year after Amanda’s tragic stillbirth after falling pregnant with son Theo

Adding to the pain was the fact that Amanda then learned that she would have to give birth to her son, just moments after learning he’d passed away.

‘The weirdest thing was, I forgot completely that I would have to give birth,’ she recalled. ‘That’s the other thing. You go, “Oh my god I have… get this baby out of me. And I absolutely cannot do that…” I don’t how I did that.

‘The hours that followed were awful. I refused to have a natural birth, because I just thought I can’t do that, I need to have an operation and I need to get this baby out of me, and I was really cross and really heart broken and all the things.

‘You just can’t imagine, I was absolutely scared to death and I kept saying to my midwives, “When he comes out, I don’t know if I am going to be able to hold him…” You know, I was so cross, scared to death.’ 

Mother: Amanda insisted that having daughter Hollie helped her to heal following the loss of son Theo, as she has recently opened up on the heartbreak she endured over his stillbirth

Mother: Amanda insisted that having daughter Hollie helped her to heal following the loss of son Theo, as she has recently opened up on the heartbreak she endured over his stillbirth

She continued: ‘I remember Jackie [Amanda’s midwife] saying, “We are really struggling to pull him out of you, he doesn’t want to leave you,” which was really sad.

‘She held him in her arms and Chris left the room. He waited ’til right to the moment and said, “Mandy, I can’t you know I need to leave the room.”

‘And I respected anything he wanted to do, was totally fine by me, and he left the room and Jackie just described him to me and I just said, “I just need him, I’m still a mummy.” It’s the weirdest sensation. And I just held him and he was perfect.’

A year later, Amanda — who also has 12-year-old daughter Alexa with her husband — ended up in a coma as she gave birth to her youngest offspring Hollie.

She recalled: ‘[Just after Holly was born] the doctor came over very calmly and said, “We are going to have to put you under, Amanda,” because Chris said he was suddenly ankle deep in blood…

United: Amanda gushed over husband Chris' strength following her stillbirth, describing him as her 'warrior' and saying that she loved him even more after how he protected her

United: Amanda gushed over husband Chris’ strength following her stillbirth, describing him as her ‘warrior’ and saying that she loved him even more after how he protected her

‘What they hadn’t detected was that my placenta was attached to my main artery behind my bladder and I basically haemorrhaged and no amount of blood that I had on standby was going to do it.

‘I was even on the recycling thing where you can recycle your own blood… Well, it was all over the floor and yes and then what followed after that was horrendous for Chris. I knew nothing about it, I was out cold for four days.

‘Chris was told he might have to prepare Lexi for mummy not coming home so Chris has been through hell and back.’

She later insisted that having daughter Hollie helped her to heal following the loss of Theo. Appearing on This Morning, Amanda said: ‘It’s the only way you get better — having a baby again, having your arms full. I know that having a baby helped me to continue to live.’ 

In a separate interview with The Mirror, Amanda gushed over her husband Chris’ strength following her stillbirth, describing him as her ‘warrior’, and saying that she loved him even more after how he protected her.

Tragic: Amanda recalled the moment her son's heart stopped and admitted it was 'one of the most surreal moments of my life'

Tragic: Amanda recalled the moment her son’s heart stopped and admitted it was ‘one of the most surreal moments of my life’

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