Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden is "devastated" after breaking England's Covid rules to visit her mother, the star's agent has said.

A statement said that Holden had travelled to Cornwall after receiving a "distressing telephone call from her elderly father on Friday afternoon".

Tabloid The Sun claims Holden has been reported to police over the trip. She has since returned to London.

"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," the statement read.

"On balance Amanda felt the round-trip to Cornwall was necessary to contain the matter at her family home."

"Amanda did not act on a whim and has adhered to Covid rules every step of the way in all three lockdowns," the statement continued.

"Amanda is aware of the travel rules and is devastated she had to break them on this one occasion."

The statement added that Holden's parents have both been vaccinated and she is tested weekly and therefore "felt she was not putting her parents at risk".

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