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Amanda Byram confirmed to host 2016 IFTA Gala Awards


Amanda Byram will host this year’s TV IFTA Gala Awards, it has been revealed.

Taking place at the DoubleTree Hotel on Friday, October 7, and will be broadcast on TV3.

Popular presenter Amanda hosted the glitzy awards ceremony last year, and said, “I am so honoured to have been invited back to host the IFTAS for a second year running”.

“It makes me so proud to celebrate Irish television talent, in front and behind the camera, and to be the Host of a night like this is such a joy for me.”


Back again: Amanda will host the IFTAs again this year 

Ireland’s leading Television presenters and talents will gather together to celebrate a year of superb TV shows and programmes.

Guests confirmed to attend include Bob Geldof, Brendan O’Carroll, Jennifer Zamparelli, Baz Ashmawy, Vogue Williams, Al Porter, Angela Scanlon, Nadia Forde, The Rubberbandits, amongst many others.

Pat Kenny will receive the Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, while TG4 will receive recognition for delivering 20 years of Irish language television – with Mícheál Ó Meallaigh receiving the Irish Academy Award for his Outstanding Contribution.