Gethin Jones is a TV and radio broadcaster. His career started by chance on S4C. After three years of presenting a variety of different live shows, Gethin was asked to board the well-known Blue Peter ship! There he broke 4 world records, completed 3 life threatening tasks and fulfilled a lifetime ambition of flying with the Red Arrows. He visited 32 countries taking on the most extreme and obscure challenges, his biggest moment being when he became the first ever civilian to finish the UK Royal Marine Commando 30 mile Yomp.
From one extreme to another, a few months later he was dancing his way to the semifinal of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing. He’s been a part of the show since, presenting Dancing with The Stars All Access in America and now presenting It Takes Two on BBC2.
Gethin has presented a multitude of high profile shows from 71 Degrees North, to four series of BBC1’s Remembrance which was filmed in the heart of the Green Zonein Afghanistan.
Gethin is a self-confessed rugby geek; he presents rugby shows and has even taken his knowledge to Celebrity Mastermind.
Gethin has an events company, is a partner of Leaf Hospitality and he has also launched a fitness app called Unifi.
Gethin and his friend Sion both have autistic nephews. Inspired by them, they have set up their own Autism charity called Nai which is the welsh word for nephew. They find seminars for parents and provide essential equipment to aid autistic children. Their ambition is to build a much-needed school for Autistic Children in Wales.
Gethin currently hosts new Hits Radio Breakfast show with Gemma Atkinson and Dave Vitty.
Here is a short breakdown:
– Degree in Economic and Geography
– Leader of three County orchestras, with his piano and violin skills
– Professional rugby player and represented Lancaster and went for trials for Sale RFC
– Presenter of Blue Peter for 3 and a half years; taking on numerous challenges, the most impressive was becoming the first civilian to finish the Royal Marine Commando 30 mile Yomp – finished in 8hrs 20 mins….in about 7 pieces!
– Semi-finalist on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing 2007
– Presenter of Police Camera Action, 71 Degrees North, The One Show for a week (to name just a few)
– Hosted the Golden Globes Red Carpet
– The face of Holland & Barrett
– Speedo Ambassador 2015
Gethin is an established host and has presented a huge array of events for Royal Mail, Pure Beauty Awards for the past 2 consecutive years, England Rugby League events and many more.