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Samanda are a female vocal duo, consisting of twin sisters from England, Amanda Louise Marchant and Samantha Joanne Marchant (born 26 June 1988), who first came to prominence on Big Brother UK in 2007. Sam is 5 minutes older than Amanda.

They released their cover of Aqua's hit song, "Barbie Girl on 8 October 2007 and it entered the UK Singles Chart at number 26.

Big Brother[]

Amanda and Sam finished runner ups in the eighth series of Big Brother in the UK. During their time on the show they received the nickname "Samanda" by the press.

Before their fame they were social-care students at Manchester Metropolitan University.


Skincare and fragrance range[]

Amanda and Sam have their own skincare and fragrance range. Samanda by Young and Pure is aimed at girls aged 10-22 and was released on November 5th 2007. They have signed a two year contract with Young and Pure line of natural skin care products for teens worth between £40,000 and £150,000.

Work out DVD[]

In 2008, the girls released a keep fit DVD entitled, "Samanda - The Twins: Dance Workout".

Modelling Career[]

In 2007, Samanda was signed by top modelling agency, Select Model Management.



Year Single Chart positions
2007 "Barbie Girl" 26
2008 "Whistle For A Hottie" TBR


  • Amanda has her ears pierced, but Samantha does not.
  • While they were students at Manchester Metropolitan University, the twins took part in the press launch of a half-price discount rail travel scheme for students. During this event, they were both sawed in half by a magician in the "Double Sawing" version of the famous illusion, and had their lower halves exchanged. For this illusion, they both wore differently-coloured costumes, and when they got out of the boxes at the end of the illusion, were wearing the bottom halves of each other's costumes.