Barry Du Bois
Irrepressible funny lady Amanda Keller OAM leads The Living Room team, taking charge on all things celebrity.
She gets up close and personal with some of the hottest home-grown talent and international stars, finding out what makes them tick, testing out their hobbies and taking an unforgiving snoop around their homes.
Amanda has rubbed shoulders with the likes of Hugh Jackman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris Pratt, Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Rebel Wilson, Ben Stiller and Steve Carrell, all in the name of The Living Room work.
Amanda’s humour and warmth has cemented her as one of Australian television’s favourite ladies. Her television career began as a producer’s assistant on the award-winning children’s program Simon Townsend’s Wonder World! In 1985, she became a regular on-air reporter on The Midday Show with Ray Martin, but it was the television program Beyond 2000 that made her a household name.
In 1994, Amanda’s career took on a whole new dimension when her mischievous sense of humour and quick wit were revealed on Seven Network’s The Denton Show. Her partnership with Andrew Denton continued on radio when they shared a five-year stint in the late 1990s as one of the country’s leading breakfast duos on Triple M.
Amanda went on to host ABC television’s Mondo Thingo, but was lured back to breakfast radio, where she continues to enjoy success with co-host Brendan “Jonesy” Jones on Sydney’s WSFM breakfast show.
Amanda’s other television credits include Dancing with the Stars (Series 5), Swift and Shift Couriers, Housos, Spicks and Specks and Good News Week. She also took charge as team leader of the Baby Boomers on TEN’s TV Week Logie Award winning series Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation. Amanda has also published two books, Amanda’s Handy Home Hints and Natural Born Keller.
In 2012, Amanda was immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds in Sydney. In 2016, Amanda was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her services to broadcast media and the community.
In 2018, Amanda received her first nomination for the TV Week Gold Logie.