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I quit Twitter for a month over lewd messages, says Amanda

Published 08/02/2013 | 04:00

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Amanda Byram says she is now more careful about what she puts on Twitter

TV presenter Amanda Byram logged off Twitter for a month due to concerns that she was giving away too much information, and after receiving sexually explicit messages.

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The 38-year-old, who has 55,000 followers, said she made the decision after pictures she tweeted of a skiing trip with friend and MTV presenter Laura Whitmore were widely covered by the Irish media.

"You forget on Twitter you have followers. You forget that it's very exposed. We were on a ski trip and were tweeting about it... but when Laura lost her phone, it became headlines and it really shouldn't," Ms Byram said.

Deciding to abandon Twitter for January, the former model said she is now "more careful" with her tweets after receiving unsavoury messages.

"I've had inappropriate stuff from men, messages I couldn't repeat," she said.

Presenting a gong at this weekend's Irish Film and Television Awards, the star of US TV shows including 'The Swan' and 'Entertainment Tonight' revealed she is in discussions with RTE about "an upcoming project".

Still single after splitting from rugby player fiance Craig McMullen last year, the former 'Ireland AM' host she said she would be spending 2013 concentrating on 'Brand Amanda'.

"I'm in a good place," she said.

"It's nice to be happy with yourself, to the extent that if someone said to me: 'What if you never met anyone again, would you be happy to be alone?' I would say, yes, I am totally in that place."

Irish Independent

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