Amanda Lamb was born in Portsmouth and was brought up in Havant, Hampshire. She worked as an estate agent before becoming a model, most famously featuring in the long running series of advertisements for Scottish Widows.
Amanda is best known for presenting the Channel 4 shows A Place In The Sun, A Place In The Sun Revisited, Housetrapped, Beat My Build, You Deserve This House and the prime time property show on More4, Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb.
She also writes a regular column for A Place In The Sun magazine on her experiences in the world of overseas property and is Travel Editor for Reveal Magazine.
These days, Amanda enjoys her own place in sun - she fell in love with a two bedroom medieval apartment while filming in Pugliar in Southern Italy.
As well as property programs, Amanda has also presented a number of TV shows, including Market Kitchen, Family Supercooks, Street Market Chefs, What The Neighbours Did and regularly appears on The Wright Stuff.
As if that wasn't enough, Amanda is generous with her time; she was announced as the latest patron of the Dave Wellman Trust in January, a charity that does great work supporting people with cancer.
When asked about the charities she is involved with she realises the list is quite long – there is mental health charity Mind, Cancer Research, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, the Stroke Association, cancer charity Sarah’s Hope Foundation.“I think it’s a privilege to be asked to help a charity out and if you’re in the public eye and can help raise awareness it’s also a duty – and one I am happy to do,” she says.
Amanda lives in London and has two children.
So, why is she a #Houseproud hero?
Having previously worked as an Estate Agent, Amanda knows her stuff. She’s down to earth, approachable and really rather lovely. She says:
“If it sounds like it’s too good to be true, it is. Never, ever fall for that trick of “you’ll treble your money overnight”, because you won’t.
It depends on what you want. There are some incredible bargains to be had abroad, like Florida and Spain and Portugal; Florida in particular. The trick is to work out what you want from a property, particularly if you’re buying it as an investment. If you’re buying to rent it out and you’re never going to see it, that’s completely different to if you’re buying your own place in the sun as a holiday home”