Who is Shyko Amos? Death in Paradise and Celebrity MasterChef star

Who is Shyko Amos? Death in Paradise and Celebrity MasterChef star

AS Celebrity Masterchef returns for a 15th series, Death in Paradise star Shyko Amos will be one of the 20 celebrities competing.

Death in Paradise fans love the character of Ruby Patterson, but who is Shyko Amos, the actor who plays her?

Who is Shyko Amos?

Shyko Amos with fellow Celebrity Masterchef contestants including Thomas Skinner, Myles Stephenson, Judi Love and John Barnes

Shyko Amos is a British actress with Guyanese roots, who will be starring in the first episode of Celebrity Masterchef this week.

In the first round, she’ll be competing against Rak-Su band member Myles Stephenson, The Apprentice contestant Thomas Skinner and Loose Women panelist, and stand-up comedian Judi Love, reports The Express.

Amos attended the National Youth Music Theatre, and also gained a BA Honours degree in politics from Queen Mary’s University, London.

She then did an MA in Musical Theatre at The Guildford School of Acting, before getting signed by an agent.

Shyko is also related to Baroness Valarie Amos of Brondesbury.

What has she starred in?

Shyko Amos as Ruby Patterson in Death in Paradise

Shyko arrived on our screens last year in Death in Paradise, although she’d previously played a small role in A Very English Scandal.

Her character Ruby Patterson was first introduced as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson’s niece in season eight of the series.

She replaced Danny John-Jules, who had been in the show since it began, playing Officer Dwayne Myers.

According to her IMDb, Amos had a number of small roles before joining Death in Paradise.

This included starring in shorts such as 3-C, One Small Step for Melvin, Tell You Something and A Very English Scandal in 2018.