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Amanda gets down and dirty with mud bath

TV star Amanda Byram is getting down and dirty in New Zealand. The bubbly brunette (40) took some time out of her schedule to unwind and jumped straight into a mud bath.

"Day off and I feel like getting dirty," the Castleknock native said.

Amanda posed in a leopard print bandeau bikini with her face and lean torso slathered in mud (below). The chatty host is currently scuttling round the rugged coastline in a camper van filming new travel show RV Rampage for the Travel Channel.

Amanda, who fronts the show with Henry Cole, will spend a total of two months travelling and filming before heading back to London just in time for Christmas.

If she gets a few days off she could even nip over to the Australian outback and visit her BFF Laura Whitmore for a few days.

Last year, the two ladies – who have dubbed themselves 'Lauranda' – spent several weeks unwinding Down Under while Laura filmed I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now. Amanda also featured as a panellist on the show.

"Last year was great because Keith Duffy and Amanda came over and were on the panel," Laura told the Diary.

"It was deadly having so many Irish on it but I don't get a say in who appears on the show – otherwise it would just be loads of my friends from Bray and London," she laughs.