Apologies. It had to be done.

Anyway, no wonder Amanda Holden rang in sick into BGT the last couple of days - she only gave birth to a baby girl on Monday, and it wasn't without its complications.

The judge delivered the tot on Monday after checking into a private clinic following early signs of labour. Following the aforementioned complications, the 40-year-old star was kept in intensive care for three days in a critical condition. Amanda is now in a stable condition and she and her husband Chris Hughes have named their daughter Hollie Rose Hughes. She weighs 6lbs.

The couple's spokeswoman Alison Griffin said: 'Hollie Rose Hughes was born on 23 January 2012. She is healthy and weighed in at 6.1lb but Amanda has been in a critical condition for the past three days. She is now stable and we expect her to make a full recovery very soon. Until Amanda is in a position to indicate what she wants to say, there's no more information I can give. We thank you for respecting their privacy at this time.'

A helpful source hanging round the hospital said: ""It was touch and go. Amanda was very, very ill for three days and the doctors were extremely concerned for her. But she is a fighter and very strong-willed. She's come through this and is delighted to see Hollie Rose so beautiful and healthy. Chris has been at her side the whole time. He has been a tower of strength. It's been a very distressing time, as you can imagine. He can't wait to get them home where they belong so Hollie can meet her excited sister."

Herself and hubby Chris already have a five-year-old daughter, Lexi, together. Last year, the TV star lost her unborn son seven months into her pregnancy, after suffering a miscarraige the previous year.

Welcome to the world, Hollie Rose.