Amanda Holden puts pilot license on hold

Thursday August 25, 2011

Amanda Holden has revealed she wants to get a pilot's licence – but is holding off until after her baby girl is born.

The 40-year-old has just announced she is pregnant and told The Daily Telegraph she is looking forward to taking time off to spend with husband Chris Hughes and their five-year-old daughter Lexi.

"I've been working for 20 years now, non-stop, so I'm looking forward to taking it easy for a bit.

"I'd like to be home past 5pm to help Lexi with her homework, and learn how to cook so that Chris can come home from work and find me sweating over a hot stove in a pinny...

"But we've both agreed that it's probably best to wait until after the baby's born for me to fulfil one final ambition - to get my pilot's licence," she said.

The actress will step down from the show in October and is due to be replaced by Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh - two months earlier than originally planned.

"I've loved every second of Shrek, and I'm going to try to stay on for the next month but the slightest twinge and I'm out."


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