Amanda Holden celebrates lookalike daughter's 16th birthday with photo: 'Total mini-me'

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Amanda Holden has shared a sweet tribute to her 'mini-me' daughter on her 16th birthday, pictured in January 2022. (Getty Images)
Amanda Holden has shared a sweet tribute to her 'mini-me' daughter on her 16th birthday, pictured in January 2022. (Getty Images)

Amanda Holden has celebrated her eldest daughter, Lexi, turning 16 by sharing a sweet snapshot of the birthday girl.

To mark the special occasion, the star, 50, posted an image of her daughter alongside a touching birthday tribute to her firstborn.

The photo shows Lexi wearing a blue sequinned top and looking over her shoulder, smiling.

"Happy sweet 16 to our beautiful Lexi from Mama and Dada who love you so much!," Holden wrote in the accompanying caption.

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While many of the star's friends, family and fans took the opportunity to wish the 16-year-old a very happy birthday, others commented on the resemblance between the Britain's Got Talent judge and her eldest daughter.

"Image of her Mum x absolutely stunning," one fan wrote.

"Total Mini-Me!" agreed another.

"She looks like you Amanda," another user commented, followed by another who added: "Your mini you".

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The TV and radio presenter shares her two girls - Lexi and nine-year-old Hollie, with her husband Chris Hughes.

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It isn't the first time fans have commented on the resemblance between the star and her daughters.

Amanda Holden is celebrating her daughter's 16th birthday, pictured in January 2021. (Getty Images)
Amanda Holden is celebrating her daughter's 16th birthday, pictured in January 2021. (Getty Images)

Last October fans pointed out the likeness after Holden shared a sweet photo of her with her two daughters on holiday.

Sharing the image, Holden wrote: "Me and my babies... my babies and me."

She can be seen posing, in what appears to be the lobby of a stylish hotel, with her arms wrapped around Lexi and Hollie.

And the comments section of the snapshot was quickly flooded with comments from fans pointing out the likeness.

"So beautiful – you look like sisters!" the influencer Anna Saccone wrote.

In June last year, she shared a photo on Instagram with her eldest daughter Lexi from another holiday – and fans were similarly struck by their likeness.

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Holden has previously revealed how she's teaching her teenager body confidence.

Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine, she said: "It's so hard for girls now, and if Lexi ever starts a sentence with, 'Do you think I look f...', I cut her off with, 'Do not even say that word in my house.'"

Holden explained that she stays slim by running four times a week and enjoying a healthy vegetarian diet.

Fans pointed out the resemblance of Holden to her eldest daughter, pictured in November 2021. (Getty Images)
Fans pointed out the resemblance of Holden to her eldest daughter, pictured in November 2021. (Getty Images)

She added: “I believe in being able to have that slice of cake.”

As well as providing guidance on body confidence, Holden has also revealed she is a bit of a tiger mum, so much so that she was once banned from school sports day by her daughter because she gets “massively competitive”.

The star said on her radio show that her eldest daughter, then 13, didn’t want her mother to support her from the sidelines.

“Lexi is a bit older and she has banned me from going to her sport's day,” Holden said.

"It's on Friday but she isn't interested in anything parental."

Asked by her Heart Breakfast co-host Jamie Theakston if her competitiveness played a part in the ban, Holden agreed and admitted that she is “massively competitive”.

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