Amanda Holden said her boobs always seem to be in the headlines for “silly reasons” as she made it her mission to change that.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 49, took to Instagram to share a video of herself getting a mammogram done at the hospital.
The mum-of-two underwent the check-up during her Heart FM breakfast show, before urging her listeners to do the same.
The test can detect the early signs of breast cancer, and is important for women to get regular check ups.
In the honest clip she shared with her 1.6 million Instagram followers, Amanda can be heard saying: “This morning I am at the hospital and I am going for my annual mammogram check-up; I always feel really nervous before I go in, I think it’s a really human thing to feel.”
She added: “I am going to take you through the whole thing and I’m going to talk about it all the way through and hopefully inspire you to go through the same thing.”
Showing her followers the machine, Amanda did admit that the look of it is “intimidating”, before going on to say that getting naked in front of a nurse can be “nerve-wracking”.
“In the end, it’s for your own safety and your own good, so just do it. Do it for your family and do it for yourself.”
Amanda went on: “My boob is now on a sort of black metal plate. It does feel tight but it doesn’t actually feel too uncomfortable.”
After the nurse took the first set of pictures, she said: “That was really quick and really painless considering it could potentially save my life.
“I’ve just had it done. Everyone’s boobs are different, so for me it didn’t feel too paunful.”
She continued: “It definitely felt very tight and a bit uncomfortable but I think for the seconds that it lasted it was definitely worth doing.
“So if you’ve never done it before, I promise you it’s over really quickly.”
Sharing the clip with her fans, Amands wrote: “My mammogram #breastcancerawareness.
“My boobs always seem to be in the headlines for silly reasons so I hope that changes today as I document my own mammogram with @thisisheart to highlight that 1 in 8 of us women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during our lifetime.”
She concluded: “Worryingly 50% of us fail to notice or know the early signs of the disease. Regular mammograms, in addition to our own personal checks, offer the best results for early detection as they can highlight problems up to three years before anything can be felt through our own examination.
“We’re all different shapes and sizes and experience things differently but for me the check-up was quick and easy and potentially saved my life.”
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