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Amanda Lamb (born 19 July 1972 in Portsmouth, Hampshire) is an English television presenter and former model.


Amanda Lamb was born in Portsmouth[1] and now lives in London. She worked as an estate agent and part time as a barmaid for five years, she then became a model and is now a successful television presenter.


In 1994 she took over the role of the "Scottish Widow"[2] in a long-running series of advertisements for the investment company, Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society. Amanda 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]. Amanda's final advert and her favourite was called "The Lighthouse", this contract lasted ten years[3].

In 2008, Amanda was picked by Ortak [1] to model their autumn jewellery collection.

Television career[]

In 2001, Amanda became the main presenter of the Channel 4 programme A Place in the Sun. She also presented "Hot Shots", an Epson funded programme shown on Discovery Real Time on 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. Amanda then returned to filming A Place in the Sun, in which she still appears.

She currently co-hosts the cookery programme "Market Kitchen" (on Good Food) and regularly appears on The Wright Stuff (FIVE)

Amanda's recent appearances include: GMTV competitions, Angela and Friends, Countdown and Sky News, reviewing the papers with Eamonn Holmes.

Personal life[]

Amanda was married to travel journalist Mike Carter for five years, until they divorced in 2003.[4] She later traded in her engagement ring for an art deco diamond ring designed by famous jeweller to the Queen, Harry Collins.[5]

In 2007, Amanda bought herself an apartment in the medieval town of Nardò in Apulia province, southern Italy.[6]

Since 2008, Amanda has been married to Cameraman Sean McGuinness. In February 2009, Amanda gave birth to a girl, Willow Rose.


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