Amanda Holden slips into skin-tight jumpsuit as she takes on charity skydive
Amanda Holden turned daredevil as she took on a charity skydive.
The Britain's Got Talent judge slipped into a skin-tight jumpsuit and leaped out of a plane in a bid to raise cash for Global's Make Some Noise.
She took on the challenge alongside her mum Judy, 69, her sister Debbie and 17-year-old Charlotte Hatton.
Charlotte is a beneficiary of Holding on Letting Go, a charity helped by Global’s Make Some Noise.
The teenager received bereavement support from the charity after she lost her mum to cancer.
She decided to take part in the jump because it's something her mother had always wanted to do and never got the chance.
Heart Radio presenter Amanda said: "I’m going to be honest with you and say that I found an overwhelming sense of calm as we went up in the plane.
"It felt like the most incredible experience and a dream come true and real box ticked. The guys who looked after us were so calm and collected and all of us were in great spirits flying up into the sky it felt very serene when the doors open and I had absolutely no worries about just jumping out."
Amanda described the views she saw from the plane as something out of a fairytale.
She said: "When I looked out of the open door it felt very much like I was in the North Pole or Switzerland.
"As a little girl I always thought it was possible to jump into the clouds and that they may feel like cotton wool so it was like a little fairy tale. Although obviously don’t try this at home! Without a parachute!
"My mum, sister and I all shouted that we loved each other. Once we were strapped to our tandem man it was difficult physically to turn around.
"On take-off we started singing 10 green bottles. I volunteered to go first because I didn’t really want to watch anyone else jump out and get put off to be honest. It felt like nothing. I felt like an alien. And kept questioning why my fear didn’t kick in.
"I think it was because of the excellent instructors and the fact that the whole thing was for such a good cause."
Amanda also offered her support to Charlotte before her jump.
She said: "Just before I stepped out I held onto Charlotte’s hand and said to her, 'Your mummy would be so proud. This is the closest to heaven that you will get. I know she’s looking down on you'.
"She is one of the most feisty fearless young women I have met. To be so open and honest about the difficulties she has had and talking so brilliantly about grief has been a real eye-opener. I know that we will stay in touch beyond this sky jump."
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