BBC North West Tonight weatherman Owain Wyn Evans talked TV and sexuality with RTS Cymru Wales chair Edward Russell in November.
Evans, who grew up in a working-class family in Ammanford, became the presenter of S4C’s Welsh language children’s news programme Ffeil at just 18.
His screen test was nervy, but “they must have seen something because I had no experience”, he said.
Since 2012, he has presented the weather for the BBC across the UK, bringing his flamboyant personality and social media innovation to forecasting.
As a teenager growing up in West Wales, he recalled seeing Russell T Davies’s pioneering gay drama Queer as Folk. “It was like looking into another world,” he said.
Evans is a strong supporter of the LGBT community:. “I would never describe myself as a role model, but positive role models are super important. I do have a platform in a way and it’s a great place for me to be myself.”