Byram in July 2010
16 June 1973
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Amanda Byram (born 16 June 1973) is an Irish television presenter and former model, best known for co-presenting BBC One game show with Total Wipeout Richard Hammond, and for hosting the American television show, Paradise Hotel.
Early life [ edit ]
Formerly a model,
Byram started her career on television in 1999 presenting the [1 ] TV3 morning show with Ireland AM 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
on The Big Breakfast Channel 4 in 2001 and subsequently appeared as a guest host on on Liquid News BBC Three in 2002. She also presented the UK edition of , which aired on Entertainment Tonight 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
, in 2003 and 2008. Paradise Hotel
In 2007 she co-hosted, along with
Dennis Miller, the Game Show Network programme , a US version of the British quiz format. She has also worked on Grand Slam , a beauty show following 3 supposedly unattractive women who turn their life around by having an extreme makeover. She also appeared as a special guest on The Swan in 2009. Anonymous
She hosted the
Meteor Music Awards at the RDS, Dublin on 17 March 2009 and appeared on the on 30 January to publicise her selection. The Cafe [2 ] [3 ]
She has co-hosted the British gameshow
alongside Total Wipeout Richard Hammond, since 3 January 2009. After 5 series and 1 Winter series, the final episode aired in October 2012. [4 ]
She has also regularly co-hosted
with Something for the Weekend Tim Lovejoy, standing in for Louise Redknapp.
In 2010, she appeared in one episode of
, helping Supersize vs Superskinny Anna Richardson get the perfect body.
On 6 August 2010, Byram presented
with This Morning 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
. As the celebrity on the losing team, she had to endure the forfeit trick at the end of the episode, being The Magicians 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 , in 2012. Don't Stop Me Now The first episode aired on 18 March 2012. [5 ] ] [6 ]
On 31 May 2013, Byram presented
with This Morning Jake Humphrey.
Other events [ edit ]
Byram hosted the
pageant in 2003 and briefly appeared in Miss World David Hewlett's 2006 film . A Dog's Breakfast
In January and February 2011 she presented selected
shows across different locations. Strictly Come Dancing Live! 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. Currently living in Fulham, South-west London, she was engaged to former rugby union player Craig McMullen. However, she announced in January 2012 that she had split from her fiance. [7 ] [8 ]
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