Amanda Holden ‘reported to police’ over Covid rule break – Evening Standard
manda Holden says she is “devastated” after she was caught breaking lockdown rules. The TV presenter, 49, drove more than 200 miles to visit her parents in Cornwall after receiving a “distressing phone call”, according to the The Sun. Angry neighbours saw the star drive into the small hamlet near Bude and reported her to police, the paper claims.
In a statement following the incident representatives for the Britain’s Got Talent star said she made the journey from her property in Richmond-upon-Thames, in Surrey, to contain a “very personal situation” at her parents’ home. They added that both Amanda’s parents Judith, 71, and Leslie, 75, had been vaccinated and Amanda did not come into contact with any one else during the trip. “Amanda is aware of the travel rules and is devastated she had to break them on this one occasion,” they added.
Devon and Cornwall Police said the force is aware of reports. But they have numerous Covid breaches on a daily basis and would not comment on a single case. Holden spokesman said: “Amanda is aware that all families are going through difficulty during these turbulent times but received a distressing telephone call from her elderly father on Friday afternoon.
“On balance Amanda felt the round trip to Cornwall necessary to contain the matter at her family home. The very personal situation has now been aided and Amanda is back in London. “Amanda did not act on a whim and has adhered to Covid rules every step of the way in all three lockdowns.
“Her parents are vaccinated and, with Amanda testing for Covid weekly, she felt she was not putting her parents at risk. “She did not come in contact with any member of the public.” It is understood the TV host has not seen Judith and Les for a year.
They are believed to live with her sister Debbie, 48.
One resident Holden dashed into the house after some luggage was unloaded, and the car sped off.