Watch: Amanda Holden shares hospital video
Amanda Holden said she hoped to change the fact that her boobs are always in the headlines “for silly reasons” as she shared a video of herself getting a mammogram.
The star – who has had countless column inches devoted to her low-cut gowns on Britain’s Got Talent - posted the clip online to raise breast cancer awareness.
Holden, 49, is seen in hospital for her annual check-up, and tells fans she always feels “really nervous” beforehand.
She then walks viewers through the entire process, saying she hopes it inspires others to do the same.
“Just do it!” she urged.
In the accompanying caption, the mother-of-two said: “My boobs always seem to be in the headlines for silly reasons so I hope that changes today as I document my own mammogram with @thisisheart to highlight that 1 in 8 of us women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during our lifetime.
“Worryingly 50% of us fail to notice or know the early signs of the disease.”
The star went on: “Regular mammograms, in addition to our own personal checks, offer the best results for early detection as they can highlight problems up to three years before anything can be felt through our own examination.
“We’re all different shapes and sizes and experience things differently but for me the check-up was quick and easy and potentially saved my life.”
Holden’s post comes just days after a navy dress she wore on the ITV show triggered 235 complaints to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom.
The star has laughed off the complaints and recently explained that she wants to enjoy her boobs while she can.
She said on Loose Women: “It drives me mad that these nearly 50-year-old boobs get so much air time when I'm sat next to Alesha (Dixon) who is 10 years younger and who wears loads of things down there!"
She went on: "I just keep thinking I’m being a big round number next year and these things are going to start dropping soon.
"And so therefore they will drop out of the news, literally, they’ll just drop off, so just enjoy it while it lasts."
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