Amanda Holden will not host her Heart Breakfast radio program this week as she’s taken the week off performing duties.
The move comes coincidentally after she admitted breaching lockdown rules after getting a distressing phone call from her elderly father on Friday.
Britain’s Got Talent judge, 49, will not host the radio program this week as usual alongside Jamie Theakston and has taken a break to spend time with her children Alexa, 15, and Hollie, nine. She also turns 50 on Tuesday.
Lucy Horobin will fill in for her for the remainder of the week.
A news outlet reported her week-long absenteeism was planned before her controversial lockdown breach.
The star travelled from her residence in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, to where her parents live in Cornwall after getting a distressing phone call.
Amanda Holden has admitted to breaching the rules, with her agent stating that Amanda was conscious of the rules and is devastated she had to break them.
The presenter’s spokesperson told a news outlet that Amanda was aware that all families are going through difficulty during these tumultuous times but got a distressing telephone call from her elderly father on Friday afternoon.
Amanda Holden’s spokesperson said that on balance Amanda felt the round trip to Cornwall necessary to contain the matter at her family home and that the extremely personal situation has now been aided and Amanda is now back in London.
The spokesperson said that Amanda didn’t act on impulse and has adhered to COVID rules every step of the way in all three lockdowns.
Reports suggest some neighbours of her parents reported her to the police, however, but Devon and Cornwall Police refused to discuss the matter. And what delightful neighbours they must have been. Perhaps they’re part of the #BeKind Movement – you know, the ones that mean you’re kind when it suits you.
And perhaps, in the absence of knowing all the details, it’s plausibly wiser for us to all mind our own business.
I’m sure that most people would do the same if their parents were in trouble or needed help, and we should quit attempting to humiliate her with this online bullying.
She presumably didn’t do any harm to anyone. She got in her vehicle and drove, and if her father needed help, then obviously she was going to go. After all, what wouldn’t people do for their family if they were in crisis?
And there’s a lot of resentment from people because if she wasn’t famous who would care about her trip? And I wager that if the same people who bothered to pick up the phone to report her had a distressing phone call from their family they would have done the same thing.
And it appears that the United Kingdom didn’t need COVID to make them the way they are. It seems this country is on a downward spiral of nastiness and misery without bats intervening.
And honestly, why do people care? Why do people fret so much about what others are doing, when they should be worrying about themselves and their own families.
Goodness me, jealousy is extremely unattractive!
At the end of the day, someone reported her, then sold it to the tabloids to make some quick money. Now, that’s reality!
Some rules are worth breaking because what sane person wouldn’t go to their parents if they were sick or in trouble? And who cares, people have been breaking the rules since day one.