Amanda Lamb

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Amanda Lamb
Amanda Lamb at the Pan Premiere cropped.jpg
Amanda Lamb at the Pan Premiere
Born (1972-07-19) 19 July 1972 (age 50)
OccupationTV presenter
Known forA Place in the Sun
You Deserve This House
Spouse(s)Mike Carter (1998–2003; divorced)
Sean McGuinness (m. 2012)
Modelling information
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Hair colourBrown
Eye colourGreen

Amanda Lamb (born 19 July 1972) is an English television presenter and former model who was notable for presenting A Place in the Sun from 2001 until 2006 and You Deserve This House. Lamb has also had notable appearances on various television programmes as a panellist or as a guest in shows such as The Games, Harry Hill's TV Burp and Pointless Celebrities.


Amanda Lamb was born in Portsmouth[1] and was brought up in Havant, Hampshire. She now lives in London. She worked as an estate agent in Havant and part-time as a barmaid for five years before becoming a model.[citation needed] She is currently a television presenter.


In 1994, she took over the role of the "Scottish Widow" from Deborah Moore in a long-running series of advertisements for the investment company, Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society.[2] David Bailey once asked Lamb to glide across the screen wearing roller skates in a scene which never made the final cut. Lamb's final advert and her favourite was called "The Lighthouse", this contract lasted ten years.[3]

In June 1998, she appeared in a silver bikini for FHM.[citation needed]


In 2001, Lamb became the main presenter of the Channel 4 programme A Place in the Sun.[4] She also presented "Hot Shots", an Epson-funded programme shown on Discovery Real Time about digital photography which was notable as being the last television appearance of photographer Patrick Lichfield.

She competed in the reality television show The Games in March 2006. Lamb then returned to filming A Place in the Sun, in which she still[when?] appears.

She co-hosted the cookery programme Market Kitchen (Good Food) and regularly appears on The Wright Stuff (Channel 5), also on Family Super Cooks (Watch).

In 2011 Lamb filmed the first of three series of My Flat-Pack Home for the Home Channel.[5][6] In March 2012, she began presenting You Deserve This House, a new Channel 4 daytime show in which the homes of 'community heroes' are secretly refurbished.

From 2014 to 2018, Lamb presented a prime time property show on More4 called Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb. On 20 August 2020, Lamb announced on Instagram that she would be presenting a new show called My Mortgage Free Home.[7]

Her new series 'My Mortgage Free House' will air in 2023.

Personal life[edit]

Lamb married Mike Carter in 1998; they divorced in 2003. Lamb married cameraman Sean McGuinness at Babington House, Somerset, in 2012[8] and they have two daughters, Willow Rose (born in February 2009)[9] and Lottie (born in July 2013).

In 2007, Lamb bought a flat in the medieval town of Nardò in the Apulia region, southern Italy.[9]

Lamb has supported the charities Mind, Cancer Research and Shelter.[10]



Year(s) Programme Role Notes
2001–2009 A Place in the Sun Herself Presenter
2002 TV Mail
2003 RI:SE Guest
2004–2006 Richard & Judy Guest, 4 episodes
2005 The Weakest Link Contestant
Hot Shots Presenter, 9 episodes
2006 The Games Panelist, 8 episodes
2006–2013 Loose Women Guest panelist, 4 episodes
2006–2018 The Wright Stuff Guest panelist, 98 episodes
2007 Celebrity Big Brother's Big Mouth Guest, 2 episodes
Market Kitchen
Get Me the Producer
3 Minute Wonder
Size Matters: Celebrities on the Scales
2008 An Audience with Neil Diamond Audience member
How TV Changed Britain
2009–2010 Angela and Friends Guest presenter, 4 episodes
Countdown Dictionary Corner
2009 Pride of Britain Awards
2010 Street Market Chefs Presenter, 3 episodes
Greatest Christmas TV Ads Presenter
2010–2011 Daybreak Competition presenter, 11 episodes
2011 My Flat Pack Home Presenter
Al Murray's Compete for the Meat Contestant
2012 Harry Hill's TV Burp Guest role in final episode
You Deserve This House Presenter
2012–2013 Sunday Brunch Guest, 2 episodes
2013 What's Cooking? From the Sainsbury's Kitchen Guest
2014 Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose
2014–2017 Weekend Guest, 2 episodes
2014–2018 Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb Presenter
2015 Lorraine Guest, 1 episode
Flockstars Contestant
Celebrity Fifteen to One
2016 The Saturday Show Presenter, 2 episodes
2017 Pointless Celebrities Panelist
2018 When Award Shows Go Horribly Wrong Runner-up: Miss Leigh Park 1986
Saturday Morning with James Martin Guest, 2 episode
2019 Kirstie's Celebrity Craft Masters Guest, 1 episode
Celebrity Chase Contestant
2020 Jeremy Vine
This Morning
2020–2021 My Mortgage Free Home Presenter, 11 episodes
2021 Moment of Truth
2022 Richard Osman's House of Games
Holiday Homes in the Sun Co-presenter with JB Gill & Sam Pinkham[11]


  1. ^ "The News - Portsmouth News".
  2. ^ Morrow, Brendan (23 May 2017). "Deborah Moore, Roger's Daughter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  3. ^ Emslie, Katie (20 April 2006). "Scottish Widow never forgets a face". Edinburgh Evening News. Archived from the original on 26 April 2006. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Amanda Lamb". A Place in the Sun. Archived from the original on 26 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Roomworks". The Garden Room Guide.
  6. ^ "My Flat-Pack Home". Radio Times.
  7. ^ "Amanda lamb on Instagram: "Beyond excited to share with you all the news of my new series My Mortgage Free Home. I'm going to be working with families who want to…"". Instagram. Archived from the original on 25 December 2021. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  8. ^ Hendry, Steve (10 November 2013). "I'm building a happy family, says TV presenter Amanda Lamb". Daily Record. Glasgow. Archived from the original on 22 December 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2022. June 2012
  9. ^ a b "Amanda Lamb Biography". Amanda Lamb. Archived from the original on 9 February 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  10. ^ McGrath, Nick (21 April 2013). "Amanda Lamb: 'Divorce cost me my dream home in Cornwall'". The Daily Telegraph. London.
  11. ^ "Holiday Homes in the Sun". Retrieved 3 September 2022.

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