Amanda’s daughter in photo mix-up

Published: Friday 13th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Amanda Holden has said a post on her Twitter account which suggested her daughter was dressed as Julia Roberts in the film Pretty Woman was a mistake.

The tweet featured a picture of the nine-year-old wearing a red dress with the caption: “1990’s day at Lexi’s school today. Julia Roberts ‘Pretty Woman’.”

She received numerous abusive messages in response to the post because in the film Roberts plays a Hollywood prostitute hired by a wealthy businessman played by Richard Gere.

But Holden said Lexi actually went to school dressed as supermodel Cindy Crawford.

The Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) judge said her husband Chris Hughes thought she looked more like Roberts and attempted to post a message on his own private Facebook page – but he accidentally put the message on her Twitter account instead.

Holden was said to be “very distressed” by the “horrible” things people have written about her on social media.

The photograph was removed from Holden’s Twitter account soon after it was posted.

In explaining her daughter’s outfit, she wrote: “The truth is that Lexi went to school as Cindy Crawford for her school ’90s Day – not Julia Roberts – as anyone who heard me yesterday at BGT – and indeed the teachers at Lexi’s school – will confirm.

“However my husband thought she looked more like Julia Roberts, without any thought to any interpretation. Although given that she is a nine-year-old girl it seems completely unbelievable and disturbing that anyone could or would put such an interpretation on it.

“Julia Roberts is one of the most beautiful and iconic women in the world and so, as a proud father, he wanted to post the similarity on his own private Facebook account.

“He hit the wrong button and posted it on my Twitter account – but removed it as soon as he realised. The first I knew about it was as I was contacted by the media whilst filming today. Needless to say my husband is mortified.

“And just as an aside, on the school run this morning we bumped into ‘Mia Wallace’ from Pulp Fiction and ‘Mr Pink’ from Reservoir dogs!”

Published: Friday 13th February 2015 by The News Editor

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