BGT’s Amanda Holden dedicates song on debut album to stillborn son, Theo

Amanda Holden has revealed the meaning behind the song With You, on her debut studio album Songs From The Heart.

The musical theatre star said that the emotional track is dedicated to her stillborn son, Theo.

Amanda, 49, revealed that Theo's death in 2011 changed her as a person, making her realise how fragile life can be.

The Britain's Got Talent judge also paid tribute to her husband Chris for remaining strong when she "fell apart" after she delivered Theo.

Speaking about the song, Amanda told MailOnline: "The last lines of this song are 'You took my life with you, took my world with you'

"And so this is for Theo, our baby who was born sleeping and for Chris who stayed strong when I fell apart."

She went on to say: "It was Chris who told me he always thought of Theo when he heard this song which floored me so it's also his song for Theo."

Amanda was seven months pregnant when a scan revealed that Theo's heart had stopped beating.

The Shrek: The Musical star later delivered her "sleeping baby" via a Caesarean section.

Amanda who shares three children with husband Chris Hughes, Alexa, 14, Hollie, eight, and Theo opened up In July on the BBC One show Dear NHS Superheroes about how she learnt her son had sadly passed away.

Speaking about the heartbreaking moment, she said: "I held him in my arms for the first time and that is when I realised that I was still a mummy even though he was fast asleep."

Amanda also revealed that at first she was "terrified" to hold Theo.

She added that Theo had perfect eyebrows "like all of her children."

"The thing that I always remember most about him was his perfectly formed eyebrows.

"My husband says our children inherited them from him," she joked.

Amanda has also dedicated the song When She Loved Me to fan Izzie, who passed away in 2019 after battling cancer aged 8.

If you have been affected by this story, advice and support can be found at Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity). You can call them on 0808 164 3332 or email [email protected]

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