PROFILE
Name:
Amanda Byram
Birth Date:
May 26, 1905
Birth Place:
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality:
Irish
BIOGRAPHY
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Paradise Hotel

Background:

Amanda Byram is an Irish television presenter, who is known for her work in the American reality TV show “Paradise Hotel” (2003-2008) and in the British game show “Total Wipeout” (2009-?). She also acted in the 2007 film “A Dog's Breakfast.”      

Byram met comedian Patrick Kielty while she worked in the TV3 morning show “Ireland AM.” They dated from 1999 to 2003. Byram later was engaged to former rugby union player Craig McMullen. The couple is now no longer together.


Dublin Native

Childhood and Family:

In Dublin, Ireland, Amanda Byram was born on June 16, 1973. She has sister named Natasha Byram, who appeared in 1996's film, “Space Truckers.” She attended Mount Sackville School, along with her sister and Top Irish model Glenda Gilson.


Total Wipeout

Career:

Amanda Byram worked as a model in her native country of Ireland before initiating a career on television in 1999 when she asked to host the morning show “Ireland AM” (TV3) with  Mark Cagney. After leaving the show in 2001, she quickly joined the British light entertainment television show “The Big Breakfast” (Channel 4) as its host. She remained there until 2002. She also appeared as a guest host on “Liquid News” on BBC Three in 2002.  

After breaking up with his boyfriend, Byram moved to the United States and settled in Los Angeles. Her big break came when she landed a hosting gig on the reality TV series “Paradise Hotel,” which ran on Fox from June 18, 2003 to October 1, 2003. She later returned to the show for its second season that aired on Fox sister networks MyNetworkTV and Fox Reality Channel from February 4, 2008 to May 2008.

Additionally, Byram hosted the “Miss World 2003 Pageant” (2003) and the American reality show “The Swan” (Fox, 2004), following three supposedly unattractive women who turn their life around by having an extreme makeover. She presented the UK edition of “Entertainment Tonight” in 2006. The same year, she also hosted “The 1st TVNow Awards.”

In 2007, Byram began a co-hosting job in the Game Show Network programme “Grand Slam,” an American version of the British quiz format. The same year, she also also hosted “The 9th Meteor Ireland Music Awards” and made her feature acting debut in David Hewlett's comedy,  “A Dog's Breakfast,” where she played the supporting role of Elise.  

Along with Richard Hammond, Byram began hosting the British game show “Total Wipeout,”  which first broadcast on BBC One on January 3, 2009.

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

Recently, in 2012,  Byram is hosting a new TV show for Sky 1 HD, “Don't Stop Me Now.” The pilot aired on March 12, 2012.

Byram has also appeared as a guest in various television shows like “Howard Stern,” “The Late Late Show,” “The Brendan Courtney Show,” “Richard & Judy,” “Xposé,” “Britain's Got More Talent,” “The Wright Stuff” (served as guest panelist), “Loose Women,” “Ask Rhod Gilbert” and “The Magicians.”


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