Amanda Holden draws on personal tragedies for new Channel 4 documentary

Actress Amanda Holden has been shocked by the poor care received by parents suffering miscarriages and stillbirths while investigating for a Channel 4 Dispatches.

Between giving birth to her ­daughters eight-year-old Lexi and ­Hollie, two, the Britain’s Got Talent judge suffered a miscarriage and had a stillborn son.

“There is not a day that passes when I don’t think of the little boy that I lost,” Amanda revealed to the Daily Express.

Amanda has praised the compassion of the NHS staff who cared for her ­during these “horrendous” experiences but was alarmed to find other parents were not so ­fortunate.

Amanda, 43, has now called for answers from health trusts and wants the Government to set clearer guidelines for treatment.

She hopes her programme will be a catalyst for change.

“I hope this ­documentary makes a difference. I am a huge champion of the NHS and believe they do an incredible job,” said Amanda.

“But the parents I met while making this documentary told me that the fantastic care I received was not experienced by them. The problem seemed to be they were not treated with the compassion and dignity that you need most at such a traumatic time.

“What happened to me was horrendous but I have moved forward and have managed to draw a line under the subject.”

Amanda Holden: Exposing Hospital Heartache, Channel 4, Monday, March 24

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