Amanda Holden has praised the NHS for their work, as she revealed they ‘literally’ saved her and her sister’s life in the past.
Speaking about the service on Wednesday’s edition of Heart Breakfast, she urged listeners to support the #ClapForCarers event at 8pm on Thursday.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 49, praised the NHS by saying: ‘Absolutely, they [the NHS] have always been important to Great Britain.
Candid: Amanda Holden said on Wednesday’s Heart Radio that the NHS ‘saved her life’ and ‘looked after her family when we lost a baby’ as she urged to take part in #ClapForCarers event
‘They’ve always been important to all of us, but now more than ever we should be appreciating them.
‘I know for me personally, without getting tearful, they saved my life, literally. My sister was in a car accident two years ago, they saved her life, literally. They looked after us as a family when we lost a baby.’
Amanda lost her beloved son Theo seven months into her pregnancy in February 2011.
Amanda was fast approaching her due date with her son when she was given the devastating news that Theo’s heart had stopped beating.
Family unit: The actress has two daughters with husband Chris Hughes, Lexi, 14, and Hollie, eight (pictured). She lost her beloved son Theo seven months into her pregnancy in 2011
A year before, she had miscarried a little boy at 16 weeks. In an interview about that time, she said: ‘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.’
The actress, who has two daughters with husband Chris Hughes, Alexa, also known as Lexi, 14, and Hollie, eight, said their baby boy would never be forgotten.
Experience: Of how the NHS helped her, Amanda said: ‘I know for me personally, without getting tearful, they saved my life… they looked after us as a family when we lost a baby’
She said: ‘I’ll literally do anything for the National Health Service because they got me through it, they got Chris through it and I now thankfully have two healthy girls and a little boy who is still part of the family but just not here.’
Going on to discuss the #ClapForCarers event on the radio show, which will see the public clap in their homes to say thanks to the medical professionals at the frontline of the coronavirus crisis, Amanda said it was ‘the least we can do.’
Adding that everyone in Global radio stations would be taking part, she said: ‘We’re going to make some noise for the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, the mechanics who looks after all the vehicles.
‘Just literally everybody who are involved in the NHS and are working so hard to help those affected by the coronavirus.’
Sharing her hopes that listeners would take part, Amanda added: ‘We would love you to join us, you just need to make sure you’ve got Heart on, turn your radio up, and then we’re going to give them a massive round of applause.
‘I mean we’re all going to look ridiculous, all standing on our doorways, hanging out the windows clapping but we don’t care because it’s a small gesture, but if we join together and give them a round of applause, it would just spur them on.’
Do your part: Amanda said the #ClapForCarers event, which will see the public clap to say thanks to the medical staff at the frontline of the coronavirus crisis, was ‘the least we can do’