Amanda Holden reported to police for breaking lockdown and visiting parents 200 miles awayFebruary 14, 2021
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Amanda Holden has been reported to police after breaching lockdown by travelling 215 miles to see her parents in Cornwall according to reports.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 49, said she had received a “distressing phone call” from her 75 year old stepdad Leslie, and that’s why she made the journey.
Amanda is said to have arrived to see Leslie and mum Judith, 71, after leaving from Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, on Friday.
A spokesperson for the radio star told The Sun: “Amanda is aware of the rules and is devastated she had to break them.”
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The talented star left her neighbours angry as they accused her of endangering key workers and vulnerable people.
One local told the publication: “She must have known what she was doing was wrong.”
Amanda’s mum and stepdad live in a small hamlet near Bude, Cornwall, but locals were furious that she had travelled 215 miles during lockdown from her home.
Speaking in more depth to The Sun about Amanda’s apparent rule break her spokesperson 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.
“Amanda is aware of the travel rules and is devastated she had to break them on this one occasion.
“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.”
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