Amanda Holden rages about being charged £2,500 for Covid-19 tests for family holiday

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Amanda Holden has expressed her frustration about being charged £2,500 for Covid-19 tests to go on a family trip to Portugal.

The Britain's Got Talent judge, her husband Chris Hughes and their two daughters went for a family holiday to Portugal while it was on the U.K. government's green list, and she had to pay over £2,500 in testing in order to travel, a price she considers outrageous.

"We went from the Friday to the Friday, but getting there cost over £2,500 in tests, which I don't want to rant on and on about it, but I think that is taking advantage of the British public," she said on Alan Carr's Life's A Beach podcast on Monday.

"I'm in a position where I can afford to chuck that money. It's a huge amount of money - someone's taking the p**s. If I'd chose to, I could have got in a queue at Faro airport and got one for 25 Euros, but I probably would have caught Covid as well, because the queue was round the block."

The 50-year-old TV star was asked if it was worth paying that much for testing, and Amanda called for an official inquiry into how much people are being charged to prove they don't have the virus.

"It was worth it in the sense that we got away as a family, because so many other people didn't get away. But never again am I paying that sort of money. There should be some sort of inquiry into that," she stated.

Elsewhere during her podcast appearance, Amanda revealed that she sunbathes and swims naked on holiday, but not in public.

"I never wear a bikini on holiday. But I wouldn't mix with other nudists. There's a difference," she shared. "I have served the Sunday lunch naked. But no, I would never get my n*nny out in public. In a private villa, yes."

The comedian then asked if her and Chris had ever had sex on a plane and she admitted their attempts ended in failure and she reckons it must only happen on private jets.

"Well, we've had a go, but we never quite made it. There's too much scrutiny," she revealed. "Everyone's watching. There's no way you can do that."

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