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Amanda in frame to host RTE reality fitness show

She started out on TV3's Ireland AM in 1999 and, after 14 years travelling the world and working on shows from The Big Breakfast to This Morning, Amanda Byram could be returning to Irish screens this summer.

The Castleknock woman is tipped to present new RTE reality show Ireland's Fittest Family, billed by its producers as "the most extreme fitness competition ever".

Twelve families will compete on some of the country's toughest endurance courses to nab a cash prize of €15,000.



Amanda would be the perfect presenter; she's known for her rock-hard abs, gruelling training regime and writes a fitness column.

"There are several names in the mix to host the show," a source close to production said. "Amanda is big into her fitness and would be ideal. She works really hard to look that good."

Amanda (40) began her career as an anchor on Ireland AM. She later hosted controversial US show The Swan, which advocated using radical plastic surgery.

The producers of Ireland's Fittest Family have already enlisted several sporting heroes to act as mentors.

Olympic silver medal-winning boxer Kenny Egan, hurling champ Davy Fitzgerald and former rugby coach Eddie O'Sullivan are just some of the names in the mix.