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It’s Total Wap-Out

Amanda Byram, presenter of Total Wipeout, craves all the latest gadgets, she tells Emma Blain

Fashion: victim or setter? If I’m going to an event, I like to think outside the box; I wouldn’t just go for a sequin dress, I’d probably go for something retro.

Holidays: Discover Ireland or discover the world? I’ve been lucky to have been able to discover the world with work, but Craig [McMullen], my boyfriend, and I want to discover more of Ireland. He has never been to Connemara, so we are going to go there this year, and we’ll be going to Cork for Guinness and oysters.

Drink: Guinness or Grey Goose? My drink at the moment is vodka and slimline tonic. I do like Guinness but it piles on the pounds.

Weekends: down the local or cruising Krystle? I was a nightclubber back in the day when I used to queue up for the Chocolate Bar and the Pod, but now I cringe when it comes to nightclubs. Craig and I go on a date night every weekend and we’d go down to the local.

Money: rainy day or live for today? There’s no point being the richest in the graveyard.

Commute: public transport or pay the meter? I avoid the Tube, but I get the bus, which can be amusing when you’ve just come from a shoot in full make-up.

Property: smell the sea or see the smog? Craig is trying to persuade me to move to Australia; the dream is to build an eco house on the coast there. I’d like to think that I’d be at one with the country, but I crave the city too.

Health: alternative or aspirin? Aspirin definitely. We only have a certain time on earth and I don’t want to have to suffer with a headache!

Location: Northside Notable or Southside Star? I’m a northsider, from Castleknock.

Technology: technophobe or techno savvy? I do like my gadgets; I’m trying to decide whether to get an iPad.

On your iPod: Beyoncé or Bach? I have an eclectic mix in music. At the moment I have Jason Mraz, Charlie Winston, Brazilian music, lounge music. I also have some Destiny’s Child and Fat Boy Slim for the gym.

TV: reality-TV drama or real drama? Because I have worked in a lot of reality TV, I like to keep up, but it drives me mad because I know what really goes on. It’s not really reality TV because it’s produced. I also like dramas; I’ve got House, Grey’s Anatomy and Lost on my iPod, and I watch them in the gym and on the plane.

Amanda Byram is the host of the upcoming Meteor Ireland Music Awards, which will be broadcast on RTE Two on February 21st at 9pm


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