Amanda Lamb

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Amanda Lamb
Amanda Lamb at the Pan Premiere.jpg
Amanda Lamb at the Pan Premiere
Born (1972-07-19) 19 July 1972 (age 48)
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[2] in a long-running series of advertisements for the investment company, Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society. Lamb was once asked by David Bailey to glide across the screen wearing roller skates in a scene which never made it to the final cut.[3] 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]

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—2006 A Place in the Sun Herself Presenter
2006 The Games Panelist
2011 My Flat Pack Home Presenter
2011 Harry Hill's TV Burp Guest role in final episode
2012 You Deserve This House Presenter
2014—2018 Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb
2016 Pointless Celebrities Panelist
2020—present My Mortgage Free Home Presenter, Upcoming programme[7]


  1. ^ "The News - Portsmouth News".
  2. ^ Morrow, Brendan (2017-05-23). "Deborah Moore, Roger's Daughter: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  3. ^ a b Edinburgh Evening News Archived 2006-04-26 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Amanda Lamb". Archived from the original on 2015-10-26. Retrieved 2015-10-27.
  5. ^ "Roomworks".
  6. ^ "My Flat-Pack Home Series and Episode Guides - TV from RadioTimes". Radio Times.
  7. ^ a b "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. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-22. Retrieved 2016-12-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) June 2012
  9. ^ a b "Amanda Lamb Biography". Archived from the original on 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  10. ^ McGrath, Nick (21 April 2013). "Amanda Lamb: 'Divorce cost me my dream home in Cornwall'" – via

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