SHE became famous as the star of the Scottish Widow commercials, but now people across the country are singing her name out loud thanks to Harry Hill’s TV Burp.
Television presenter and model Amanda Lamb, who is from Leigh Park, has been the subject of a long-running gag on the surreal ITV1 sketch show, which aired for the last time on Saturday.
The show featured a three-minute song and dance spectacular featuring half a dozen nuns, a comedy horse, cast members from Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Loose Women, all singing ‘Amanda Lamb, Amanda Lamb, everybody loves Amanda Lamb.’
Harry Hill had been making up comedy songs about her show You Deserve This House in which Amanda surprises hard-working community stalwarts by redecorating their homes.
The song is so catchy that celebrities have been singing it and 39-year-old Amanda even has it as her mobile phone ringtone.
She told The News: ‘I’ve been filming ever since it’s come out so I haven’t been out in the great wide world.
‘It’s a fabulous compliment and I’m delighted with it and it’s thanks to Harry that he took the time to do that with his last ever show.
‘I have no idea why he picked up on me or the show.
‘He’s a lovely man and it was so much fun working with him.
‘Amanda Holden, Scott Mills, Chris Moyles and Eamonn Holmes have been singing it, its obviously very catchy.
‘I’ve even got it as my ringtone.
‘I know it’s probably a bit narcissistic but it’s got to be done.’
Amanda, who has a three-year-old daughter, is getting married in May and has even joked on Twitter that she may walk down the aisle to the song.
Her love of Portsmouth is also well-known and a friend joked on the social networking site that Portsmouth Football Club were considering using it as their new anthem.
She added: ‘My dad still lives in Portsmouth and I was back in October to do the Great South Run.
‘I don’t get the chance to come back as much as I’d like to as I’m working six days a week and getting married so I’m very busy but I love going back.
‘Hopefully I’ll get down again soon as it’s a great city and I’m proud to come from there.’
Amanda worked as a bar maid and an estate agent before getting her break as the Scottish Widows model.
She also presents property show A Place in the Sun.