Amanda Holden defends daughter, 18, sharing bikini snaps online – days after star stripped naked at Heart FM

Amanda Holden has defended her 18 year old daughter Lexi's decision to post bikini snaps online – just days after she herself stripped off in the Heart FM studio. The Britain's Got Talent judge, 53, took her clothes off for a life drawing feature, with co-host Jamie Theakston quipping that it "wasn't a first for her."

Stepping away from her own antics and opening up about parenting in the digital age, Amanda revealed how she navigates social media with her two young daughters. The mother of two described a frank discussion she had with her elder daughter Lexi about posting bikini photos on Instagram.

She disclosed that she and husband Chris Hughes have chosen to encourage body positivity and let Lexi take control of her personal image online. "Lexi did speak to me and her dad about this," Amanda mentioned in a recent interview.

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Amanda Holden has defended her daughter Lexi's decision to post bikini photos on social media -Credit:lexi.hughes_official/Instagram

Amanda told MailOnline: "She is 18 years old now, so I feel like she's confident and we have always encouraged body positivity in our house. I feel like if she's ready to do that then we're all for it.

"She knows what could happen from doing it, but I think she should be able to do what she wants, when she wants, and at 18 that's the correct time to do it."

Amanda also spoke about her own decision to strip off in the Heart FM studios, admitting that she'll say yes to anything when she's tanned. On Monday's breakfast show, the Heart FM studio was transformed into a makeshift art class, with Amanda modelling for a life drawing session.

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Amanda recently stripped off in the Heart FM studio -Credit:Instagram/Heart FM

Cameras captured her removing her trousers to reveal her derriere, prompting Jamie Theakston to quip: "What's slightly distracting, Amanda's in the corner of the studio, without any clothes on," and then remark: "Which is a first, not for her of course but certainly for most of us."

A female voice chimed in with a compliment, saying: "Amanda looks amazing, can I just say." Jamie then added: "Erm, we've all been drawing Amanda," which was followed by Amanda asking if she could see the sketches.

Upon seeing the drawings, Amanda couldn't help but express her surprise: "Oh! That's not bad at all! " Meanwhile, a stunned Jamie asked: "Amanda, can you put a top on? It's slightly distracting," as viewers saw her without any clothes on, using only her hands for modesty.

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Amanda says she encourages body positivity in her household -Credit:Joe Maher/Getty Images

However, things weren't exactly as they appeared. "I don't want to kill the magic... obviously, everyone thinks I'm naked, but I was not naked," Amanda confessed in a recent interview, reports The Mirror.

"There is no way I would get my full kit off with boys in the studio, but it was fun. I was wearing underwear, but this was our whole point, when I come back to Heart after being away, I always like to return with a bang. I did not know it was happening."