Amanda Holden has admitted to keeping her pregnancy news under wraps after suffering a miscarriage last year.

The 39-year-old Britain’s Got Talent judge, due to give birth to a boy in March, kept her current pregnancy a secret for six months, after losing a baby just a fortnight before the live finals of the talent show.

In an interview with the News of the World, Amanda revealed: “It was without doubt the blackest period of my life. I have such a charmed and lovely life and I just never imagined I would miscarry a baby. Never. You never think it might happen to you.

“Something went wrong. I certainly wasn’t expecting anything to but sometimes Mother Nature lets you down.”

She added: “I’m glad we hadn’t already made a big announcement. That allowed us to deal with it privately, which was very important to us.”

Amanda, who admitted that only husband Chris Hughes and four-year-old daughter Lexi knew about the baby, hid her pregnancy with clever outfits.

She also revealed that she might choose former Britain’s Got Talent colleague Piers Morgan as godfather. “He’s vying for the role and he’ll probably get the job,” she said. “He’s a family man – he’s got three boys and will probably have more kids with his new wife Celia.”