Amanda Holden has revealed that her beloved grandmother has passed away.


Taking to Instagram, the mum-of-two posted a picture of the blood moon.


Amanda explained to fans that her family had lost their dear grandmother, Ethel.



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The photograph reads: "All the stars we steal from the night sky will never be enough… My darling Nanny has left us. She will live in our hearts forever." 


Fan were quick to offer their condolences to the Britain's Got Talent judge.


"I’m so sorry to read this. Nans are such an amazing gift to us. It’s never goodbye, simply 'see you soon'," commented one user.


Another added: "So sorry. Perfect words for a perfect lady."



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In June, Amanda posted a sweet snap to Instagram of Ethel and herself enjoying some gin.


The 47-year-old captioned the picture: "Happy #worldginday this is a flash back of #me and my #nan."


At the time of her nanny's passing, it is believed that Amanda was still on holiday in Corsica with her family.


Our thoughts are with Amanda and her family during this sad time.