British actress Amanda Holden is withdrawing from a West End musical after confirming she's pregnant with a girl.
Holden suffered tragedy earlier this year (11) when she lost her baby boy at seven months pregnant, just days ahead of her 40th birthday.
The actress, who is already mum to daughter Lexi, five, later told of her longing for more children, and it was announced on Wednesday (24Aug11) she is leaving her role in the London theatre version of Shrek The Musical in October (11) because she is expecting again.
In a post on Twitter.com, Holden writes, "Lexi's question of the day (and most days) 'Mama when are you going to get a baby in your tummy?' Happy to say Today Lexi! Mama is pregnant! Yay... Am thrilled and terrified all rolled into one!"
Holden's role in the stage show will be filled by Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh.