Amanda Holden defends return to Britain's Got Talent 2012

Amanda Holden

Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has been forced to defend her return to the show just weeks after giving birth.

The West End actress, who spent last year playing Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical, surprised both fans and show bosses with her speedy comeback to the series.

Speaking at yesterday's try outs in Scotland, one fan told the Daily Record: “I think she has made the wrong choice coming back so soon. She almost died. I love her so I’m a bit worried.”

But Amanda yesterday insisted she was doing absolutely fine, and explained her life was "now complete" thanks to new daughter Hollie.

She said: “I am so glad to be back on Britain’s Got Talent and even more so because my life is now complete. I am so in love with Hollie and elated to be a mum to my two girls.

“Hollie is absolutely beautiful and we are so happy together as a family. My family now feels complete.”

Defending her return, Amanda told the Daily Star Sunday: “I’m in a fortunate position in that I have a strong support network of family and friends around me.

“My medical care was fantastic. I’m now feeling completely well despite everything I’ve been through. I’m just happy to be back to normal and heading back to work.

“I feel great now. The doctors have given me the all-clear and I feel like I’m bursting with health and energy.”

> PICTURES! Amanda Holden returns to Britain's Got Talent as auditions hit Scotland

> VIDEO: Britain's Got Talent 2012 auditions visit Scotland!

The Britain's Got Talent 2012 auditions will conclude next weekend in Birmingham, before the show returns to TV screens in April.

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