Amanda Holden, 48, admitted she was left in a “complete mess” during tonight’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions. The judge was overcome with emotion after 2009 Ukraine’s Got Talent winner Kseniya Simonova created an artistic montage of an ill child and their parent in sand. Kseniya, who does volunteer work with children who have been diagnosed with cancer, said: “If I make one child feel strong enough to fight the illness then I’m the winner tonight.” Amanda was visibly overwhelmed by the artist’s performance as she enthusiastically hit her Golden Buzzer, automatically putting Kseniya through to the final of the competition.
The judge apologised for her tearful state before rushing to the stage to give the contestant a congratulatory hug.
Amanda said: “Sorry…I’m a complete mess. I heard in the story at the very beginning you said you work with cancer patients and children so the whole message was very uplifting and very emotional.
“For me your skill requires no language. It’s the champions of champions.
“It’s going across the world. Nothing needed explaining it was just sand. So beautiful.”
Opening up about her performance, Kseniya explained: “In any country in the world a child who is watching the show will see it and if it helps them recover then I will be the winner.”
After celebrating with her Golden Buzzer act, Amanda took to Instagram to share the moment in view of her 1.2 million followers.
The TV personality captioned the video: ”@kseniya_simonova.official my #Holden #Goldenbuzzer #bgtchampions @bgt #inevergiveup my motto for life.”
Fans took to the comments section of Amanda’s post to share their thoughts about the finalist.
One person wrote: “Absolutely amazing… well worth the golden buzzer!!! Made me cry.”
Another added: “So glad you chose her.”
“It was so incredibly moving!! I loved every second of it, well done Amanda, she truly deserved the Golden Buzzer,” a third viewer replied.
The blonde beauty addressed her 2000 affair with actor Neil Morrissey, 57, prior to her separation from her first husband Les Dennis, 65, the following year.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Amanda admitted: “Starting out on Britain’s Got Talent was liberating for me.”
The actress continued: “I mean, without dragging up my past, I think, at the time I was with Chris, we’d been together for something like five years but people still kept going on about Les and Neil, and all the other stuff.
“So what was really nice was that anyone that might’ve had a preconceived idea of me could see who I really was and then really make their mind up.”
Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions airs Saturdays on ITV at 8pm.