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Amanda Holden draws on personal tragedies for new Channel 4 documentary

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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