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Gethin Jones

A multi-talented TV presenter with a background in economics, music and sport, Gethin Jones is best-known for his time on Blue Peter, and as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. An accomplished pianist and violinist (and sometime bagpipe player), Gethin has played with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. He is one of the UK’s most popular young TV presenters and awards hosts.

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Gethin Jones Biography

Cardiff born Gethin Jones is one of the UK's best loved TV presenters whose profile was raised on shows such as Blue Peter and Strictly Come Dancing.

Gethin did not set out to take the small screen by storm, and with his degree in Economics and Geography, seemed destined for a more sobre career.But the stage soon beckoned, and with piano and violin skills, he became leader of three County orchestras and played with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.As well as music, Gethin was a rugby enthusiast, who represented Lancashire and had trials with Sale RFC.His first foray into TV was was with Popty on Welsh Channel S4C, as well as the channel's flagship youth magazine show, Uned 5 - where he obtained a Private Pilot's Licence as part of a filming challenge!He also presented Y Briodas Fawr (the big wedding) and Jones Jones Jones at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre...

Cardiff born Gethin Jones is one of the UK's best loved TV presenters whose profile was raised on shows such as Blue Peter and Strictly Come Dancing.

Gethin did not set out to take the small screen by storm, and with his degree in Economics and Geography, seemed destined for a more sobre career.

But the stage soon beckoned, and with piano and violin skills, he became leader of three County orchestras and played with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

As well as music, Gethin was a rugby enthusiast, who represented Lancashire and had trials with Sale RFC.

His first foray into TV was was with Popty on Welsh Channel S4C, as well as the channel's flagship youth magazine show, Uned 5 - where he obtained a Private Pilot's Licence as part of a filming challenge!

He also presented Y Briodas Fawr (the big wedding) and Jones Jones Jones at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre (in both English and Welsh) where the world record was broken for the biggest gathering of people with the same surname! He’s also presented numerous live OB’s for S4C and the BBC.

Gethin presented Blue Peter for 3 and a half years before leaving CBBC’s flagship show in 2008. During his time on Blue Peter he took on the most extreme, wonderful, scary and strangest challenges of his life. He flew with the Red Arrows and in a WW2 Spitfire; he’s been attacked by an alligator in Louisiana; ridden the highest, fastest, tallest rollercoaster’s in the world (he hates them!); was the first person to light a candle at Elvis’s vigil to celebrate the 29th Anniversary of his death and performed the Canterville Ghost with the English National Ballet in front of 2,000 people. Gethin skated the infamous Cresta Run in St Moritz and fought as a Samurai Warrior in Japan. But his biggest moment was when he became the first civilian to finish the Royal Marine Commando 30 mile Yomp - he finished in a time of 8hrs 20mins... in about 7 pieces!

He was also a semi-finalist in BBC1’s  Strictly Come Dancing 2007.

Post-Strictly, Gethin's projects included presenting a Police Camera Action special for ITV1 and Gethin Jones’ Danger Hunters for Virgin1 where he chased deadly weather around the world.  He also worked on E24, a weekly News Entertainment/Showbiz round-up for BBC News, and The Gethin Jones Show Saturday and Sunday mornings on Radio 5 Live.  Gethin also narrated and presented BBC’s Young Musician of the Year, live at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre.

In 2009 Gethin took to the dance floor once again, touring Nationwide with the Strictly Come Dancing arena tour and starred in his first pantomime, and hosted the Golden Globes red carpet coverage for Sky1.

Gethin then hosted a new game show ‘Sell Me The Answer’ for Sky1, and presented his own Saturday morning show Radio 5 Live.  Gethin also co-presented a week of The One Show for BBC1, and presented shows for the National Lottery on BBC1.

He also hosted 71 Degrees North for ITV1 and returned to Wales for a week long run in the Rocky Horror Show, as the Narrator.

Gethin is the face of Holland & Barrett, the UK’s leading retailer of vitamins and mineral supplements.

Speaking Topics

Gethin Jones is one of the UK’s most popular young TV presenters and awards hosts.

  • Music & Dance
  • TV/Radio Presenter

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