Brave Amanda Holden has unveiled her glamorous music video for a beautiful song she dedicated to her stillborn son.
Amanda is releasing her first ever album next month, and has told how one of the tracks on the record is dedicated to her son Theo, who died in 2011.
After exclusively revealing that single – With You – is about Theo to the Mirror, Amanda dropped the video to the song.
She debuted the song – which is from the musical Ghost – on YouTube on Thursday.
The 49-year-old radio presenter and TV talent show judge oozed glamour as she stoically performed the song on stage in an empty theatre in the poignant video.
Amanda was filmed in black-and-white, adorned in a gorgeous sequin ballgown with plunging neckline, wearing her blonde tresses in loose curls which fell at her shoulders.
In another clip, the Britain’s Got Talent judge walked through woodland in a tulle pleated floor length dress while singing the moving lyrics.
Speaking on her Heart radio show today, Amanda revealed she had wellies on underneath her glamorous dress.
She said: “We made a video in a theatre and I kind of thought it looked too sort of glossy, so with no word of a lie, me and the videographer went to the woods the other day.
“I trampled up there in a big ball gown, and my welly boots and filmed it in the woods and [daughter] Holly was round the corner with her Barbies playing and it was private property. So those bits I did myself
The beautiful video has been praised by fans, and moved many who have experienced similar loss to tears.
Ahead of her single’s release, Amanda said: “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.
“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.
“It’s very emotional to sing this song but I think you get chosen for experiences like that only if you are strong enough to deal with it. And it changes you.
“It is also Simon Cowell ’s favourite song.”
The idea to create an album came about after Amanda and her daughters recorded Tightrope (from The Greatest Showman) for her husband, Chris, to mark their 10th wedding anniversary in 2018.
Universal eventually won a record label bidding war for Amanda after the glimpse of her talent.
The first of Amanda’s music arrived in May this year, with her debut single Over the Rainbow hitting #1 on the iTunes chart.
The song helped to raise vital funds during the Covid-19 crisis, with all proceeds being donated to NHS Charities Together.
She also kept the nation’s spirits up over the course of lockdown, with a variety of challenges on social media platform TikTok, frequently letting her hair down and having fabulous fun with her two daughters Lexi, 14 and Hollie, eight.
*Songs From My Heart is out on October 2. First single With You is out now.