Popular television presenter Gethin Jones found fame when he became the 31st Blue Peter presenter in April 2005. Prior to this Gethin had risen through the ranks presenting numerous shows for Welsh TV channels, including the flagship youth magazine show UNED 5 for S4C.
Gethin’s blend of humour, sporting and musical talents and easy going persoanlity made him an ideal choice for Blue Peter and during his time he completed a number of unique and demanding challenges for the show.
More recently Gethin took part in the hit BBC1 show Strictly Come Dancing, where he made it to the semi-finals with his dance partner Camilla Dallerup.
2008 proved to be a busy year for Gethin. He presented a Police Camera Action special for ITV1, Gethin Jones’ Danger Hunters for Virgin1 where he chased deadly weather around the world, E24, a weekly News Entertainment/Showbiz round-up for BBC News, The Gethin Jones Show on Radio 5 Live AND he narrated and presented BBC’s Young Musician of the Year, live at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre. Phew!
January and February 2009 saw Gethin return to the dance floor once again, touring Nationwide with the Strictly Come Dancing arena tour.
A few months later, Gethin hosted a new game show Sell Me The Answer for Sky1. The 50-show run started to transmit in November. He also presented his own Saturday morning show for 13 weeks over the Summer on Radio 5 Live. In August, co-presented a week of The One Show for BBC1.
He also presented shows for the National Lottery on BBC1 throughout the year.
Christmas 2009 saw Gethin star in his first pantomime Cinderella in Guildford, playing Prince Charming.
After this run ended in January 2010, he hosted the Golden Globes red carpet coverage for Sky1.
2010 continued to be a busy year for Gethin; he took part in Soccer Aid for ITV1 playing for the Rest of The World Team, at the end of July hosted the new ITV1 series of Police Camera Action and returned to Radio 5 Live with his own Saturday show, which ran for 7 weeks.
Gethin also hosted a new exciting ITV1 show filmed in the Arctic called 71 Degrees North and returned to Wales in September for a week long run in the Rocky Horror Show, acting as the Narrator.
Strange facts about Gethin… He can play the bagpipes (well, play a tune or two) and has a Tapier named after him at Woburn Safari Park! He also enjoys tennis, golf, football and travelling and is holder of 4 Guinness World Records!!