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Rhydian Roberts to appear at BBC Wales Roadshow in Cwmbran

Welsh singing star Rhydian Roberts will be at Cwmbran Stadium on Sunday 8 March as part of BBC Cymru Wales' Here For You Roadshow.

Rhydian, who shot to fame on The X Factor, will be at the event as a guest on Shan Cothi's Sunday morning BBC Radio Wales show which will be broadcast live from the Stadium.

BBC Wales' Here For You Roadshow is a free event, giving the public an opportunity to step inside Doctor Who's TARDIS, read the news with Wales Today's Jamie Owen and present the weather with Sue Charles and Behnez Akhgar.

Visitors will also have the chance to come face-to-face with some of Doctor Who's most terrifying monsters in the special effects area as well as picking up some handy consumer advice from X-Ray husband and wife team Lucy and Rhodri Owen.

Financial expertise will also be available from the BBC Raw Money campaign team who will be joined Radio Wales presenter Louise Elliott on the day.

BBC Radio Cymru's Hywel Gwynfryn will also be broadcasting live from the stadium and another of BBC Wales' famous faces, Jason Mohammad, will be there on the day too.

With its stadium setting, the roadshow is taking on a sporting theme with a chance to meet sports internationals – including former Wales rugby captain Colin Charvis on the Big Welsh Challenge stand – and try activities including tri-golf, street dance and a special form of bowls called boccia.

Anyone who fancies a go at getting behind the microphone is invited to try out continuity announcing or sports commentating, with experts on hand to reveal a few tricks of the trade.

Younger visitors will be delighted to hear that CBeebies' popular Bobinogs characters will also be along to entertain fans, on the hour every hour between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

The event will feature a string quartet from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, a chance to meet some of the cast from BBC Wales' Pobol y Cwm soap and a special space stand with demos from the Cardiff Astronomical Society, Cardiff University and the National Museum of Wales.

Visitors can also take a look back at evidence of an "ancient" Cwmbran with the local historical society.

Find out more at bbc.co.uk/wales.

KSD

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