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Amanda prepares for Andes charity challenge

TV beauty Amanda Byram will be taking on her own challenge after signing up for a gruelling trek in the Andes.

The gorgeous presenter (37) will be joining fellow TV beauties Denise Van Outen and Fearne Cotton as they raise money for a good cause on the walk to the heritage site of Machu Picchu.

And the presenter of challenge show Total Wipeout is clearly up for the arduous trek, which is in aid of Breast Cancer Care, calling it a "fab cause with fab gals. Can't wait".

The Castleknock native won't have far to travel either when it comes to starting the challenge -- her BBC programme is filmed in South America as the set is based in Argentina.

Amanda hit the headlines earlier this week after the show she co-fronts with Richard Hammond scooped an award in the Best Gameshow category.

The former model celebrated the big win by hitting the tiles in London until the small hours of the morning, saying the following day how she's delighted they are "officially an award-winning show".

Filmed in Buenos Aires during the winter months, each week sees 20 contestants compete in a series of challenges across an outdoor obstacle course in a bid to win €12,000.

"When you take it back to basics there's nothing as funny as watching people falling about," Amanda said.

Two years ago saw the former girlfriend of Patrick Kielty fly home to Dublin after six years in LA. She met her boyfriend Craig McMullen at her best friend's wedding and now shares a home in London with the Australian rugby player

Amanda has also made no bones of the fact that she wants to start a family. "I'm getting my body ready for a baby. I've been with my boyfriend for two years, so the next step is marriage and kids," she said.

mfinn@herald.ie


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