Amanda Holden is said to be 'devastated' she had to break lockdown rules this week.
The Britain's Got Talent babe took the difficult decision to make a 200 plus mile round trip to see her mother and stepfather and receiving a 'distressing' call.
Amanda, hasn't gone into detail about the decision but her rep has insisted it was a personal matter.
The 49-year-old insist that while she knows it's a breach of the stay at home guidlines, she thinks on balance it was right thing to do.
A rep for Amanda said: "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.
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“On balance Amanda felt the round trip to Cornwall necessary to contain the matter at her family home. The very personal situation has now been aided and Amanda is back in London.
“Amanda did not act on a whim and has adhered to Covid rules every step of the way in all three lockdowns."
He added to The Sun: "Amanda is aware of the travel rules and is devastated she had to break them on this one occasion."
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Amanda is believed to have been getting weekly tests for Covid-19 due to her job presenting on Heart Radio which is based in central London.
During her trip to Cornwall to see her parents, the TV regular is not believed to have come into contact with amy member of the public.
Despite the precautions, a local to her parents raged about the trip.
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The unnamed resident says many people are escaping from the city to idyllic places like Cornwall causing bad blood in the community.
An onlooker told The Sun: "She must have known what she was doing was wrong.
"People down here will be really angry. There is a feeling that, during the lockdowns, people have just been coming down to Cornwall as they wish, and putting local people in danger. So this type of behaviour really isn’t on."
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