Cash pile at Byram's firm tops €250,000
THE cash pile at TV star Amanda Byram's UK-based firm topped €250,000 last year as the Dubliner racked up record profits.
Ms Byram is now a regular on TV screens in Ireland and the UK, following a successful stint working in the US.
Figures lodged by Byram's UK-based management company, DOLO DD Ltd, show the firm's cash pile increased to £220,935 (€250,000) from £134,580 in the 12 months to the end of July 31, 2012.
Accumulated profits at the end of last year were £170,475 up from £68,231.
Profits were more than £100,000 last year alone.
Ms Byram – who celebrated her 40th birthday last month – got her first break in TV when she presented 'Ireland AM' on TV3 in 1999 with Mark Cagney.
She presented 'The Big Breakfast' on Channel 4 between 2001 and 2002.
The native of Castleknock has presented for a host of shows for US channels including 'The Swan' on Fox and 'Paradise Hotel' on Fox Reality.
More recently, Ms Byram – after returning from Los Angeles – has won high-profile presenting roles with the 'Wipeout' show on BBC1 and 'Something for the Weekend' on BBC2
Last year, she presented two shows, 'The Angel' and 'Don't Stop Me Now', for Sky1.
In a press interview, Ms Byram said: "It's not about the fame, it's about longevity. I think it's career suicide to take on everything that comes your way, because people get sick of you. Mine is the same as everyone else's job, it's just that people see me do mine. I have a mortgage to pay, and as long as I have a job, I'm happy."
In the same interview, Mr Byram reflected on her time in LA. She said: "I made a lot of friends, but I was the loneliest I've ever been. I'd go to bed at night, put the light off and think, 'God, I feel really alone. I don't want to be here.' I did the dating thing and it was horrendous, horrible."
Ms Byram said that the lifestyle in LA no longer suited her and that it was a relief to come home. She said: "There are women driving around LA with their faces covered in bandages after cosmetic surgery. All the women look the same. It's gone too far."