Amanda Holden is ‘devastated’ about breaking lockdown rules after ‘distressing’ phone call from stepdad 200 miles away

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AMANDA Holden has said she is “devastated” about breaking lockdown rules.

The 49-year-old has been reported to police for travelling 215 miles to Cornwall after getting a “distressing” phone call from her stepdad Leslie, 75.

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Amanda Holden is ‘devastated’ after being reported to police

Her spokesman told The Sun: “Amanda is aware of the rules and is devastated she had to break them.”

He added: “Amanda knows 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.

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

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Amanda, 49, who lives in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, was visiting mum Judith, 71, and stepdad Leslie, 75, near Bude, Cornwall

“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.”

Amanda travelled from Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, to see Leslie and her mum Judith, 71, on Friday afternoon.

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The 49-year-old got a ‘distressing’ call from her stepdad

Neighbours were furious at seeing the Britain’s Got Talent judge and has since been reported to the police.

She’s been accused her of endangering key workers and vulnerable people in the area.

One disbelieving local said: “She must have known what she was doing was wrong.

Amanda, who turns 50 on Tuesday, was seen being dropped off in a black Mercedes at the home in a tiny hamlet near Bude, Cornwall.

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Amanda pictured with her mum Judith

It is understood Amanda had not seen Judith and Les for a year.

One local said Amanda dashed into the house after a bag was unloaded, and the car sped off.

They recalled: “I was really shocked when I saw it and then felt quite angry.

“There are a lot of key workers and vulnerable people around here, and we need to keep them safe.

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“Amanda visits a lot in normal times, so people know who they are and who her parents are.

“But they also know she had travelled miles from Surrey to get down here and she dashed into the house. She must have known what she was doing was wrong.

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Amanda, married to music producer Chris Hughes, 48, has been a vocal supporter of government measures throughout lockdown and has also raised cash for the NHS

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“But people down here will be really angry. There is a feeling that, during the lockdowns, people have just been coming down to Cornwall as they wish, and putting local people in danger. So this type of behaviour really isn’t on.”

Brits are currently only allowed to leave home for a limited number of reasons, including shopping for essentials and exercise.

Amanda, married to music producer Chris Hughes, 48, has been a vocal supporter of government measures throughout lockdown and has also raised cash for the NHS.

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