17 Facts About Amanda Hamilton


Amanda Hamilton was born on 1974 and is a Scottish businesswoman, broadcaster, and writer in the areas of food, health and nutrition.


Amanda Hamilton's father is known for captaining Scotland's volleyball team for over two decades, and for his work as the Scottish Schools' FA President.


Amanda Hamilton has an elder brother, Stewart, who represented Scotland at badminton.


Amanda Hamilton herself became an international-class badminton player, representing Scotland at under-16 level.


Amanda Hamilton obtained a degree in Marketing and Communications from Edinburgh Napier University.


Amanda Hamilton then moved to the Himalayas, studying Ayurvedic medicine with a local doctor, and yoga.


Between 2005 and 2011 Amanda Hamilton co-produced and presented five series of The Spa of Embarrassing Illnesses for UKTV Style.


Amanda Hamilton went on to present two spin-off series, Spa of Weight Loss for Life and Teen Spa of Embarrassing Illnesses.


In 2009 Amanda Hamilton appeared as the nutritional expert in the first series of TernTV's The Last Resort in which six volunteers suffering from addictive behaviours were helped to put their addictions behind them in just nine days.


In 2011 Amanda Hamilton co-presented six episodes of Slim Chance: Fix My Family for BBC Northern Ireland.


In November 2010 Amanda Hamilton was a guest co-presenter on STV's daily lifestyle show The Hour.


Amanda Hamilton is currently one of the presenters on the Landward series on BBC1 Scotland, focusing on health and nutrition.


In 2013 Amanda Hamilton acted as the guinea pig in a documentary for ITV's Tonight programme called Food Facts and Figures, the Great British Diet in which for one week she replaced her usual diet with one eaten by a typical British woman, and gained five pounds as a result.


Amanda Hamilton was an ambassador in 2008 for the Scottish Executive's Active Nation programme, and in the same year was the face of Cancer Research UK's Great British Breakfast campaign.


Amanda Hamilton writes columns for several health magazines and newspaper supplements.


Amanda Hamilton is a member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists, and a member of The Guild of Health Writers.


Amanda Hamilton is currently studying for an MSc in Obesity Science at Robert Gordon University.