Amy Lamé is an American born radio and television presenter, comedienne, model, club promoter, writer and ‘chubby glamourpuss’.
She was born in 1971 and raised in New Jersey but moved to London in 1992. Having worked at First Out, a London lesbian and gay café, Amy became prominent in London's alternative lesbian and gay scene when she launched a club night called Duckie with Simon Strange in 1995 at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, a gay pub in south London. Duckie continues to run every Saturday, and under the direction of Strange and Lamé. The Duckie brand has also included larger-scale club night projects and award-winning theatre events.
Amy Lamé is a radio presenter with Danny Baker on BBC London 94.9 and appeared on the All Day Breakfast Show podcast. She also appeared in the second series of ‘Celebrity Fit Club’ and has made regular appearances on ‘Loose Women’ and Richard & Judy.
Early in her career, she appeared on TFI Friday in their Fat Lookalikes feature as a fat Pam Ayres, and has appeared in videos for Oasis and Culture Club.
She developed a semi-fictional stage show ‘The Mama Cass Family Singers’ which she performed at the Edinburgh Festival and for a short run at London’s Soho Theatre.
Amy took part, finishing second, in ITV2's ‘CelebAir’ in which celebrities trained as air stewards/stewardesses.
Amy’s look is very much her own with her trade mark black-rimmed spectacles and an ironic take on the 1950s American housewife style.
She became a British citizen in early 2007 and in 2009 she had a civil partnership with her British partner Jenny.
An enthusiastic convert to knitting and crochet she has regularly been seen crocheting on stage at her Saturday night club night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and she is currently Lady Mayoress of the London Borough of Camden.