Ouch! ‘BGT’ Judge Amanda Holden Literally Breaks A Leg On Vacation

Jill O'Rourke
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BGT judge Amanda Holden waving to the crowdITV

We’re sending well wishes to BGT judge Amanda Holden, who recently broke her leg while on vacation with her family. Amanda posted a photo of the aftermath on Instagram, and explained what happened on her radio show.


BGT’s Amanda posted a photo on Instagram in which she can be seen sitting on a lounge chair giving the thumbs-down gesture. Her leg is propped up in a splint, and there are crutches resting next to her. She captioned it “Heart Break fast,” a play on her radio show title Heart Breakfast.

Amanda Holden Breaks Leg On Vacation

According to Digital Spy, Amanda called in to Heart Breakfast, co-hosted by Jamie Theakston, to share what happened. The injury apparently occurred on an inflatable assault course.

“So basically I was trying to be a good mother, and I put my book down, I put down the Uno cards,” Amanda explained, “and I said to Hollie, ‘Mummy can come on that with you’ and … there’s like a children’s Total Wipeout thing in the middle of the sea and I thought, ‘Yeah I can do that.'”


The problem arose when she reached “three inflatable stepping stones.” She explained, “I made it across to the other side and then my leg slipped because obviously it’s wet, like an inflatable thing in the sea. My leg slipped and it went the other way and I felt it break and I fell into the sea and I had to swim back to the shore one-legged.”

How Is Amanda Recovering?

Amanda explained that she broke her fibula in two places, saying, “I was rushed to hospital and I’ve got a metal plate and screws in my leg which currently is the fastest and easiest way for it to heal.”

“I haven’t got a cast I’ve got like metal in my leg and a splint and it’s all wrapped up and it’s got a heartbeat in it,” she continued.


Amanda may not be having the happiest vacation, but several people on Instagram pointed out that she still looks great, even with her leg in a splint. She will reportedly return to work on the radio show on Monday. Get well soon, Amanda!

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