Aled Jones

Born 29 December 1970.
Aled Jones


Aled Jones MBE (born 29 December 1970) is a Welsh singer best known for his television work with BBC and ITV.

Jones came to fame as a treble, known for his cover of "Walking in the Air", originally sung by Peter Auty, for the film adaptation of Raymond Briggs's book, The Snowman. The song peaked at No. 5 in the singles chart in 1985. In recent times, Jones has presented various television programmes for both BBC and ITV.

He has been one of the main presenters of Songs of Praise since 2004, as well as one of the presenters of Escape to the Country since 2010 and Cash in the Attic between 2010 and 2013.

In September 2012, Jones joined ITV Breakfast to present Daybreak, alongside Lorraine Kelly and Kate Garraway, having replaced former hosts Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles on the show. Jones later left Daybreak on 25 April 2014 to host a new show for ITV called Weekend from the following day. The show is broadcast every Saturday and Sunday morning.

He has presented various programmes on the BBC Radio network, mainly for Radio 2 and participated in the second series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2004, where he was partnered with professional dancer Lilia Kopylova, he was voted off in the seventh week, narrowly missing out from claiming third place.

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  1. Review of Reason To Believe

    Reason To Believe 2007

    Reviewed by Chris Long
    Sometimes Aled's control and high standard overwhelm the songs he chooses to sing.
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