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Amanda Holden explains how she coped with grief after losing son Theo

Amanda Holden told the Loose Women how talking with a professional helped her to cope with her grief and PTSD after losing her baby son.

Speaking with Kaye, Denise, Jane and Nadia as part of ITV's Britain Get Talking week, the Britain's Get Talent judge explained how she had visited a therapist with her husband, Chris, after Theo's stillbirth in 2011.

"For me it was amazing and Chris, to get him there was amazing, and immediately, he felt a lot better and felt 'OK I know what I'm doing' after one session and he never came back. And I went for a few more sessions," she explained.

"Because my loss was a baby that never made it to earth, I had to find a spiritual way around it," Amanda told the Loose Women. "I did create this whole scenario in my head that my baby chose me and he wasn't meant to be if you will."

"It's a cliche but you can only take one day at a time and you have to force yourself to think of the good things," she said when asked what advice she'd give to someone going through a similar experience.

"Just gather everyone around you, I held on very tight to Chris and my family. You have to talk to them and you have to hold on tight to them."

Watch Amanda share her story in the video above and catch the full episode on the ITV Hub.

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