Gethin Jones

Last updated 09 January 2020

Gethin Jones
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Gethin Clifford Jones

Born: Sunday 12th February 1978 (age: 45)


Gethin Clifford Jones is a Welsh television presenter who has co-presented the BBC children's programme Blue Peter. An active rugby union player when at theManchester Metropolitan University and for a time after graduation, Jones began his television career on Welsh channel S4C as a presenter of children's programmes such as PoptyMas Draw and the flagship children's entertainment show Uned 5 (Unit 5, 2002�05). In 2005, he became the 31st presenter of Blue Peter, the world's longest-running children's television series. On 8 April 2008 he announced he would be leaving the programme at the end of the season in June 2008.

Jones has also hosted major live telecasts of events like Mardi Gras in Cardiff and New Year Live and since 2008 has co-hosted E24, which is shown on BBC News, the BBC's 24-hour news channel. In 2007 Jones was a contestant in Series 5 of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered by professional dancer Camilla Dallerup. Together, they achieved third place.

In May 2012 he joined the ITV Breakfast programme Daybreak as a features reporter and a stand-in presenter.