Gethin Jones is an acclaimed broadcaster and TV personality, who first burst onto our screens nationally as a presenter for BBC’s Blue Peter. Since then the talented presenter, violinist, pianist and accomplished sportsman, has put his many talents to good use throughout his career. From undertaking dangerous challenges, to charming on popular TV shows such as Strictly’ s It Takes Two, Gethin is exceedingly versatile. In a return to radio, Gethin is currently hosting his own radio breakfast show from 6am – 10am on the Bauer Network’s brand-new station, The Hits.
“talented and confident presenter”
Gethin’s three and a half year run as a presenter on the longest running children’s show in the world, Blue Peter solidified his reputation as a talented and confident presenter. The show saw Gethin visit 31 countries, taking on the most extreme and obscure challenges of his life, from flying with the Red Arrows in a WW2 Spitfire to being attacked by an alligator in a Louisiana swamp. He also raced a horse at 40mph, skated the infamous Cresta Run in St Moritz, fought as a Samurai Warrior in Japan, and survived a life-threatening submarine escape training exercise. All these achievements aside, Gethin’s biggest moment was when he became the first ever civilian to finish the UK Royal Marine Commando 30 mile Yomp – finishing in a time of 8hrs 20mins.
Since leaving Blue Peter, Gethin has continued to present a host of TV shows. Gethin has hosted his own show Gethin Jones’ Danger Hunters for Virgin1 and the prolific Police, Camera, Action for ITV1, a role which continued for 2 years. He has also presented energy quiz show Sell Me the Answer and prime-time ITV show, Holding Out For a Hero, as well as a guest stint hosting on the red sofa for BBC One’s, The One Show. In 2017, Gethin continued to front popular consumer show MoneyBite for Natwest. Moreover, following his success as a semi-finalist on Strictly Come Dancing, Gethin has continued to be involved in the show by joining Zoe Ball as a presenter on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two.
“proven himself an accomplished and engaging live presenter”
Gethin has also fulfilled a long-term commitment to Remembrance Day. Having visited and reported from Iraq and Afghanistan numerous times, Gethin hosted BBC1’s ‘Remembrance Week’, a series of special shows which recognise and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The series won an RTS award for Best Daytime Show.
Not simply popular in the UK, Gethin has appealed to audiences across the pond. This has included, finding himself back on the dance floor hosting Dancing With The Stars: All Access and presenting Fear: Buried Alive for the US network channel A&E. In 2017, Gethin continued his association with the US by fronting a brand new online series for NFL UK, bringing American Football to the British mainstream.
Gethin has also proven himself an accomplished and engaging live presenter. He has presented live from BBC’s Proms in the Park for two years as part of his partnership with BBC’s Last Night of the Proms coverage. And, in 2010 Gethin provided live coverage of the Golden Globes, fronting the Red Carpet Live for Sky Movies.
“wealth of experience with some of the most established shows on TV”
In 2008, Gethin took his first step into Radio with BBC 5 Live’s ‘Gethin Jones Show’, presenting a three-hour Saturday morning show focusing on sport and entertainment. Then, in 2016, Gethin secured the role as Heart FM radio presenter alongside Caroline Flack on the popular Sunday breakfast show. In 2018, it was announced that Gethin would be hosting his own radio breakfast show, alongside Gemma Atkinson and Dave Vitty. The show will air from 6am – 10am on the Bauer Network’s brand new station, The Hits.
“Gethin appeals to an array of audiences”
Along with his many TV and broadcast commitments Gethin has taken on ambassadorial roles for several popular brands. This has included being announced as the face of health retailer Holland & Barrett and as ambassador for Speedo in 2016. In 2017, Gethin was announced as the brand ambassador for Welsh luxury jewellery brand, Clogau, a partnership that will continue into this year.
“founded his own charitable foundation”
Gethin’s wealth of experience with some of the most established shows on TV has lead him to become a popular event host on the corporate circuit. As an ex professional rugby player, musician, keen adventurer and holder of a degree in Economics and Geography, Gethin appeals to an array of audiences. He also holds a pilot licence, an HGV licence and a motorbike licence!
Gethin has also founded his own charitable foundation, called “Nai” (Welsh for nephew), which has been set up in honour for his autistic nephew, Alby. They fund 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. He says you should only approach him about it, if you’re ready to see a grown man cry!