Amanda Holden shares video of herself having a mammogram to raise awareness

Amanda Holden was filmed undergoing a mammogram, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The 49-year-old Britain's Got Talent judge was captured having the mammogram for a segment on her Heart FM breakfast show.

As she had the scan, Amanda said "It's going to squish my boobies," as she prepared for her breasts to be scanned.

The star then rested one breast onto a black metal plate ready for the machine to start the mammogram.

While the machine was tightening on her breast, Amanda said: "It does feel tight but it doesn't actually feel too uncomfortable."

The machine then proceeded to take the picture, and after that it was all over.

After the procedure was finished, Amanda exclaimed: "That was really quick and pretty painless, considering it could potentially save my life."

She shared the video to Instagram TV, promoting the importance of women having annual breast scans to detect cancer early.

Amanda posted it to her 1.6m followers, adding a statement about how important it is for women to have annual mammograms.

She wrote: "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.

"Worryingly 50% of us fail to notice or know the early signs of the disease.

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"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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