Amanda Holden leaves Christmas decorations up until February 'like the Queen'

Amanda Holden is copying the Royals this year and leaving her Christmas decor up for another month

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Amanda Holden is not ready for Christmas to be over - and who can blame her?

The Britain's Got Talent judge is keeping the festive spirit alive by leaving her Christmas decorations up until February, just like the Queen, who leaves her decorations up for months

"The Queen doesn't take her Christmas decorations down until Candlemas. After last night's news, I think we may have a huge argument for keeping them up," the 49-year-old TV star told her 1.6million Instagram followers. 

Donning a red swimsuit and relaxing by the hot tub in her latest Instagram story, Holden looked very jolly with her decision to celebrate into the springtime. 

While it is customary in the UK to pack up the tree and lights on January 6th, it has been widely reported that the Queen waits until February to mark the end of the season. Royal insiders have revealed that Her Majesty prefers to remove the decorations on February 6th, the anniversary of her father's death. 

However, the credibility of this information has been criticized by other royal experts. The Royal Collection Trust, which manages royal residences, told Yahoo UK that the decorations are usually taken down in the first week of January. This claim was supported by Dickie Arbiter, the former royal press secretary. 

We may not ever know for sure, but after the year we've had, a little extra holiday cheer might be just what everyone needs. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.