AMANDA Holden was reported to cops after breaching lockdown by travelling 215 miles to see her parents in Cornwall.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 49, said she had received a “distressing phone call” from stepdad Leslie, 75.
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She arrived to see him and mum Judith, 71, after travelling from Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, on Friday afternoon.
Her spokesman said last night: “Amanda is aware of the rules and is devastated she had to break them.”
Neighbours were furious at seeing the Britain’s Got Talent judge, accusing her of endangering key workers and vulnerable people in the area.
She was reported to the police, with one disbelieving local saying: “She must have known what she was doing was wrong.
Amanda, who turns 50 on Tuesday, was seen being dropped off in a black Mercedes at the home of her mum Judith, 71, and stepdad Leslie, 75, on Friday.
They live in a tiny hamlet near Bude, Cornwall, and Amanda is a familiar face there from regular visits pre-pandemic.
But locals were enraged that she had travelled 215 miles during lockdown from her home in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey.
Amanda has been celebrating her upcoming birthday with posts online and was pictured downing bubbly at 6.30am on Friday.
Last night a spokesman for the star said she had travelled to the South West after receiving a distressing family phone call.
He 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.
“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.
“Amanda is aware of the travel rules and is devastated she had to break them on this one occasion.
“Her parents are vaccinated and, with Amanda testing for Covid weekly, she felt she was not putting her parents at risk.
“She did not come in contact with any member of the public.”
It is understood Amanda had not seen Judith and Les for a year.
They are believed to live with her sister Debbie, 48, who survived a serious car crash in 2016.
One local said Amanda dashed into the house after some luggage was unloaded, and the car sped off.
They recalled: “I was really shocked when I saw it and then felt quite angry. A man unloaded quite a lot of luggage from the boot and then the car sped off.
“There are a lot of key workers and vulnerable people around here, and we need to keep them safe.
“Amanda visits a lot in normal times, so people know who they are and who her parents are.
“But they also know she had travelled miles from Surrey to get down here and she dashed into the house. She must have known what she was doing was wrong.
“She also arrived just after dark, but I don’t know if she did that on purpose to try not to be seen.
“But 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.”
Her surprise arrival came as Devon and Cornwall Police urged visitors to stay away, and threatened transgressors with fines.
It tweeted: “Devon and Cornwall aren’t going anywhere, so visit us another time.”
Brits are currently only allowed to leave home for a limited number of reasons, including shopping for essentials and exercise.
Amanda, married to music producer Chris Hughes, 48, has been a vocal supporter of government measures throughout lockdown and has also raised cash for the NHS.
On Wednesday, she tweeted a pic of her in a park with daughters Lexi, 14, and Hollie, eight.
She wrote: “Saluting parents and guardians everywhere who are doing their best in this trying time.”
In May last year, Amanda released single “Over the Rainbow” — with all proceeds going to NHS Charities Together.
Amanda’s son Theo was stillborn in 2011 and she almost died giving birth to Hollie the next year.
She said of the NHS: “I feel like I owe them so much.”
Devon and Cornwall Police refused to comment.
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