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
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.
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.
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
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.”