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Amanda is totally wiped out from show

SHE never tried the show's madcap tasks -- but Amanda Byram is suffering from Total Wipeout anyway.

The TV star has revealed that she is "grateful" to have presented the BBC show which is to be axed this year.

The Dublin beauty made her debut on the popular programme in January 2009 alongside Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond, and they both quickly gained a loyal following, who sent messages of support and dismay yesterday.

Amanda (38) responded by telling fans: "So sad but true. Total Wipeout will end after series five.

"I've loved it so much, and am so grateful to have been a part of it."

Despite "reasonable" ratings, the Saturday night show is understood to have been cancelled because it had "served its purpose".

The series regularly pulled in 4 million viewers, although last year's Winter Wipeout had a slightly lower audience of 3.85 million on average.

This compares to 5.6 million in 2010.