Amanda Byram

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Amanda Byram
AmandaByramJuly10.JPG
Byram in July 2010
Born (1973-06-16) 16 June 1973 (age 40)
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Occupation TV presenter
Years active 1999–present

Amanda Byram (born 16 June 1973) is an Irish television presenter and former model, from Castleknock in Dublin. She is most known for presenting Total Wipeout.

Early life[edit]

Formerly a model,[1] Byram started her career on television in 1999 presenting the TV3 morning show Ireland AM with Mark Cagney, during which time she met her then boyfriend comedian Patrick Kielty.

Television career[edit]

Soon afterwards she began appearing on British television, initially as a host on The Big Breakfast on Channel 4 in 2001 and subsequently appeared as a guest host on Liquid News on BBC Three in 2002. She also presented the UK edition of Entertainment Tonight, which aired on Sky One.

Having broken up with Kielty, she relocated to the United States, choosing to base herself in Los Angeles. Numerous TV presenting roles followed including the reality television series Paradise Hotel, in 2003 and 2008.

In 2007 she co-hosted, along with Dennis Miller, the Game Show Network programme Grand Slam, a US version of the British quiz format. She has also worked on The Swan, a beauty show following 3 supposedly unattractive women[citation needed] who turn their life around by having an extreme makeover. She also appeared as a special guest on Anonymous in 2009.

She hosted the Meteor Music Awards at the RDS, Dublin on 17 March 2009 and appeared on the The Cafe on 30 January to publicise her selection.[2][3]

She has co-hosted the British gameshow Total Wipeout alongside Richard Hammond, since 3 January 2009.[4] After 5 series and 1 Winter series, the final episode aired in October 2012.

She has also regularly co-hosted Something for the Weekend with Tim Lovejoy, standing in for Louise Redknapp.

In 2010, she appeared in one episode of Supersize vs Superskinny, helping Anna Richardson get the perfect body.

On 6 August 2010, Byram presented This Morning with Paddy McGuinness.

Byram was a guest on the first episode of the BBC One panel game Ask Rhod Gilbert.

On 8 January 2011, Byram appeared in an episode of BBC One show The Magicians. As the celebrity on the losing team, she had to endure the forfeit trick at the end of the episode, being sawed in half by a 36-inch diameter buzz saw without any boxes covering her body.

Byram hosted a new TV show for Sky 1 HD, called Don't Stop Me Now, in 2012.[5] The first episode aired on 18 March 2012.[6]]

On 31 May 2013, Byram presented This Morning with Jake Humphrey.

Other events[edit]

Byram hosted the Miss World pageant in 2003 and briefly appeared in David Hewlett's 2006 film A Dog's Breakfast.

In January and February 2011 she presented selected Strictly Come Dancing Live! shows across different locations. Kate Thornton presented the shows that Byram missed.

Byram was rumoured to be playing 'Mumsie' in the possible ITV remake of The Crystal Maze.

She also appeared in the music video for Joe Dolan and Dustin the Turkey's song "Good Looking Woman", in 1997.

Personal life[edit]

Before she moved to the United States Byram dated comedian Patrick Kielty. Presently living in Fulham, South-west London, she was engaged to former rugby union player Craig McMullen.[7] However, she announced in January 2012 that she had split from her fiance.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview: Amanda Byram AskMen.com
  2. ^ "Celebrity BB star set to appear on The Café". RTÉ. 30 January 2009. Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "2009 Meteor Awards to be held St Patrick's Day at RDS". The Belfast Telegraph. 28 January 2009. Archived from the original on 5 February 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Total Wipeout, Series 1, Episode 1". BBC. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Amanda Byram to host Don't Stop Me Now – Sky1 HD". Sky1.sky.com. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Don't Stop Me Now – Sky1 HD". Sky1.sky.com. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Me and my wardrobe: TV presenter Amanda Byram reveals how London's weather has cramped her boho style". Daily Mail. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "MAmanda Byram splits with fiancé". RTÉ Ten (RTÉ). 29 January 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 

External links[edit]