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Amanda Holden shares rare photo of her daughter Lexi

Gemma Strong

Amanda Holden has shared a sweet photograph of her daughter Lexi in celebration of the little girl's 11th birthday. Proud mum Amanda uploaded the split pic, which shows Lexi as a baby and as she is now, to Instagram on Friday, writing alongside: "Can't believe how quickly time flies! Happy Birthday to our beautiful daughter Lexi – 11 today!!"

Her post was quickly inundated with birthday messages from fans. "Growing up into such a beautiful young lady, happy birthday Lexi," one wrote, while another commented: "Awww Amanda, she is beautiful!!!"

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Proud mum Amanda Holden shared a sweet birthday message for daughter Lexi

Lexi – full name Alexa Louise – is Amanda's eldest child with husband Chris Hughes. The couple, who tied the knot in December 2008, are also parents to Hollie Rose, who will celebrate her fifth birthday in just three days' time, on 23 January.

Tragically, in 2011, Amanda, 45, and Chris had to endure the agony of their son being stillborn seven months into the pregnancy.

It's been a big week for Amanda, who jetted to Blackpool on Wednesday for the start of Britain's Got Talent 2017, along with her fellow judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, as well as hosts Ant and Dec.

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Amanda and husband Chris Hughes have been married since December 2008

But, as the auditions got underway, Amanda found her position on the panel usurped when Simon invited an old lady from the crowd to take her place.

"I have an announcement to make," he joked. "How many years have you been with us Amanda? Look, everything has to end eventually, we'll do this season together, but people do have to be replaced."

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