FANS of Amanda Holden love hearing her voice waking them up in the morning on Heart Radio.
However, the the 50-year-old star was noticeable absent from her usual slot on her breakfast show today – February 18, 2021.
Amanda Holden was not on Heart Radio this morning (February 18, 2021)Credit: Heart Radio
Why is Amanda Holden not on Heart radio today?
Amanda is not presenting the Heart Breakfast Show with co-host Jamie Theakston all this week – Monday, February 15 to Friday, February 19, 2021.
The star is off for half term as she has children who are school age and she is also celebrating her 50th birthday today, Wednesday, February 18, 2021.
Amanda had already booked time off BEFORE she faced backlash over breaking lockdown rules to see her parents.
Fear not, the popular presenter will be back on the show on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 6.30am.
TV and radio presenter Amanda Holden celebrated her 50th birthday on February 16Credit: Splash News
Who is replacing Amanda Holden on Heart radio?
Amanda’s time off is being covered by Lucy Horobin.
The radio star is well known by Heart listeners as she used to present the station’s drivetime show with Jason King.
You can catch Lucy with Jamie from 6.30am to 10am.
Amanda with her mum and stepdad in 2003Credit: Getty Images – Getty
What has Amanda Holden said about her lockdown rule break?
On February 14, 2021, Amanda said she was “devastated” about breaking lockdown rules to see her parents.
She was reported to police for travelling 215 miles to Cornwall after getting a “distressing” phone call from her stepdad Leslie, 75.
Her spokesman told The Sun: “Amanda is aware of the rules and is devastated she had to break them.”
He added: “Amanda knows 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.
Amanda pictured with her mum JudithCredit: Amanda Holden
“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.”
Amanda travelled from Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, to see Leslie and her mum Judith, 71, on Friday, February 12, 2021.
Neighbours were furious at seeing the Britain’s Got Talent judge and she was reported to the police.
She’s been accused her of endangering key workers and vulnerable people in the area.
Amanda was seen being dropped off in a black Mercedes at the home in a tiny hamlet near Bude, Cornwall.
It is understood she had not seen mum Judith and Les for a year.