The M&IT Awards in 2020 will be hosted by Gethin Jones!
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 semi-final 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 Degree’s North, to four series of BBC1’s Remembrance which was filmed in the heart of the Green Zone in Afghanistan.
He has most recently hosted the well-known and much-loved Hits Radio Breakfast Show in Manchester alongside co-presenters Gemma Atkinson and Dave Vitty.
Gethin is a self confessed rugby geek; he presents rugby shows and has even taken his knowledge to Celebrity Mastermind.
Gethin is the founder of an events company, the partner of Leaf Hospitality – a hotel management company – and he has recently 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.
To add to his phenomenal broadcast career, Gethin has grade 8 violin and piano, along with holding a pilot’s license, motorcycle licence and HGV licence. He says that driving a 44-tonne articulated lorry is not something he gets to do too often these days! But if you need help moving…