Gethin Jones's Biography

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Gethin Jones was born on 12 February 1978 in Cardiff, Wales.

Gethin's first language is Welsh and he went to a Welsh school called Ysgol Gysun Gymraeg Glantas.

Gethin Jones became the 31st Blue Peter presenter on 27 April 2005 when he took over from Simon Thomas. Before Blue Peter, Gethin Jones presented S4C's weekly live children's programme Uned 5. He also hosted S4C's music show for children, Popty.

Gethin Jones is a keen rugby player and he captained his university first XV and had trials with Sale RFC.

Jones is also a talented musician with grade eight violin and grade six piano. He was the leader of three county orchestras.

Gethin Jones partnered Camilla Dallerup in Strictly Come Dancing in 2007. Camilla and Gethin ended up third, narrowly missing out on the final.

Like Calum Best, Gethin Jones is a previous winner of Company magazine's Bachelor of the Year. I

n February 2008, it was announced that BBC News 24 is to launch a weekly entertainment news programme called E24 co-hosted by Gethin Jones and News 24 presenter James Dagwell.

In April 2008, it was revealed that Gethin Jones would be leaving Blue Peter in June.

Almost immediately after his stint on Blue Peter ended, Gethin Jones began a new project hosting The Gethin Jones Show on BBC Radio Five Live, starting 5 July 2008, running for two months.

In March 2009, The Guardian reported that Gethin Jones would be hosting a new quiz show for Sky1, Sell Me the Answer.

In 2011, Gethin Jones and Katherine Jenkins got engaged. However, in December 2011 they revealed that they were splitting up.

In May 2012, Gethin Jones became the features reporter on ITV1's breakfast show Daybreak.

Gethin Jones is the founder of a charitable foundation, Nai (Welsh for nephew), which was established in honour of his autistic nephew, Alby.

Similarly, he became a patron of Rebounders, a Cardiff-based charity, which helped Alby. In 2020, he became one of the celebrities on Celebrity Masterchef.

However, Gethin was forced to pull out of the semi-finals of Celebrity Masterchef after developing symptoms of Covid-19.

In September 2020, the BBC announced that Gethin Jones and Kym Marsh would host a new daily, topical live series BBC One’s Morning Live.

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