Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston were brought to tears on their radio breakfast show after hearing from a mother who lost her son to a rare genetic disorder.

Both Jamie and Amanda were unable to hold back their tears on Heart FM after hearing the heartbreaking story of Sara Hunt, who lost her son to a rare genetic condition called Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).

The two presenters have been promoting and getting involved with Global’s Make Some Noise Day which supports disadvantaged children and young people; Amanda jumped out of a plane earlier this week for the charity and Jamie is set to take part in Jamie’s Bike Britain Challenge, which will see him cycle all the way from Edinburgh to London in aid of the charity.

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Global’s Make Some Noise is supporting Sara’s charity Alex TLC, which supports children, young people and their families living with Leukodystrophy, a group of genetic diseases which affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

Amanda Holden
Amanda Holden was unable to hold back tears live on air. (Photo: Heart FM)

After hearing from Sara, who spoke about her son’s illness and how she started the charity to help other children and connect families living with the disorder, Jamie and Amanda were barely able to hold back tears as they asked viewers to donate to the charity.

‘This is your chance to be able to do something brilliant, because often you hear these things and you think “that’s sad” or… well, why wouldn’t you want to help?’ Jamie said.

‘If even from a purely selfish point of view, you could do something amazing and something brilliant to help these kids.’

A mum who'd lost her son to ALD spoke to Amanda and Jamie on the show. (Photo: Heart FM)
A mum who’d lost her son to ALD spoke to Amanda and Jamie on the show. (Photo: Heart FM)

Jamie will be cycling an impressive 650 miles, hitting eight cities over eight days from the 5-11 October in aid of Global’s Make Some Noise, riding through Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol and London.

Amanda meanwhile completed the amazing feat of jumping out a plane earlier this week in aid of the charity.

She explained afterwards: ‘I’m going to be honest with you and say that I found an overwhelming sense of calm as we went up in the plane.

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‘It felt like the most incredible experience and a dream come true and real box ticked.

Amanda Holden jumped out of a plane
Amanda Holden jumped out of a plane (Picture: Global)

‘The guys who looked after us were so calm and collected and all of us were in great spirits flying up into the sky, it felt very serene when the doors opened and I had absolutely no worries about just jumping out.

‘When I looked out of the open door, it felt very much like I was in the North Pole or Switzerland.

‘As a little girl, I always thought it was possible to jump into the clouds and that they may feel like cotton wool so it was like a little fairy tale.’

To donate £10, £20 or £30 to Global’s Make Some Noise, you can text JAMIE10, JAMIE20 or JAMIE30 to 70766.

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