Amos said: “They’d already done a trawl of auditions and I was newly signed onto my agent, and she just saw me and said, ‘Oh this is a new person, can I just see her?’
“And I think I was right at the end; I was one of the last people that they saw, and yeah – it happened to be me.”
Amos will feature on tomorrow’s episode of Celebrity Masterchef where she is going to compete for the first time in the intense reality series.
Celebrity Masterchef starts tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1, at 9pm on BBC One.
Death in Paradise is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.