Amanda Holden ‘Susan Boyle has no underlying mental issues’

amanda holden  'Boyle will have a huge hit'

amanda holden 'Boyle will have a huge hit'

Amanda Holden has insisted that Susan Boyle has no “underlying mental issues”.

Boyle, who lost out in Saturday’s Britain’s Got Talent final, was admitted to the Priory clinic to be treated for exhaustion on Sunday.

However, Holden rubbished suggestions that Boyle is having a mental breakdown and that the ITV1 show had not taken appropriate care of her.

“I have no idea how long she will be resting for, I genuinely have no idea,” she told GMTV. “But I understand that we’ve spoken to her doctors and they really have reassured us that there are no underlying mental issues and it purely is just that she’s knackered – for want of a better word.”

When quizzed about the psychological care the contestants are given during their time on the show, she claimed that the producers followed strict “rules and standards”.

“You can’t kind of give every single person who’s just an auditioner that kind of long-winded attention,” she said. “But I think that what was done for Susan was the right thing to have done.

“I know that they’ve kind of checked her out and they’ve spoken to people in her village and there was no reason that we needed to check her for anything else, and I still agree with that.

“All these shows take great care, and there are rules and standards that we all have to stick by. And I know that we care very much about Susan and so the right people are looking after her now.”