Amanda Holden plants a palm tree in her garden to honour Captain Sir Tom Moore

Amanda Holden has celebrated the memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore with a palm tree in her back garden.

In the sprawling garden of her Surrey home, the Britain's Got Talent judge has planted a palm tree on the decking to honour the hero.

War veteran Captain Sir Tom Moore will be laid to rest in a small family funeral after he died aged 100 following testing positive with coronavirus.

The hero raised £32million for the NHS after he completed the challenge of walking 100 laps of his garden with his zimmer frame before his 100th birthday.

Now Amanda has a touching way to pay tribute to the legend.

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Amanda Holden plants a palm tree in her garden to honour Captain Sir Tom Moore
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Under the glorious sunshine, the TV presenter posed while she leaned against a palm tree in her back garden.

She wrote: "Planting this #palm in honour of @captainsirtom."

Amanda celebrated Captain Sir Tom as the "national hero" who "shone so much light in such a dark time" in a poignant Instagram message.

She previously wrote: ". #ripcaptainsirtommoore Goodbye to this absolute joy of a man. @captainsirtom… A National Hero who brought us all together and shone so much light in such a dark time…

"His indomitable spirit and sense of humour taught us so much… and will live on thanks to the enormous legacy he left behind. My love goes out to his wonderful family…"

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 17: Captain Sir Tom Moore poses during a photocall to mark the launch of his memoir "Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day" at The Coach House on September 17, 2020 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

At the time, social media was awash with tributes for Captain Sir Tom after the news of his death.

Buckingham Palace sent a handwritten tribute to the family home.

Captain Tom's daughters Lucy Teixeira and Hannah Ingram-Moore recently confirmed their dad would be laid to rest in a private funeral.

They said: "Over the past year our father spoke openly about his death and his funeral, and had wondered out-loud if perhaps the interest in him over the last 12 months would mean we would need to have more Victoria sponge cakes available for the extra guests.

"Sadly, like so many other families affected by the pandemic, we have no choice but to hold a small family funeral, which will take place this Saturday. Whilst we understand so many people wish to pay their respects to our father, we ask that the public and the press continue to support the NHS by staying at home.

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"We have been contacted by so many people asking what they can do to honour our father, so we have set up an online book of condolence.

"People can also donate The Captain Tom Foundation, plant a tree in his memory or donate to a charity of your choice.

"In the last few months of his life, our father had spent many enjoyable hours writing a book he chose to call Captain Tom's Life Lessons, which he planned to release just before his 101st birthday.

"Sadly, he'll never get to share this with you personally.

"The final chapter is so poignant and reading it brings us so much comfort and warmth, so we share the last chapter now as a thank you, from our father Tom and us as a family, for the love and kindness the nation and the world have shown him."

The Captain Tom Foundation will continue his legacy.

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