Owain Wyn Evans

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The intrepid contestants include musical theatre legend Alfie Boe OBE, singer songwriter Chelcee Grimes, Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Dianne Buswell, sports presenter Gabby Logan MBE, Welsh weatherman-drummer Owain Wyn Evans, former footballer Patrice Evra, rapper Professor Green and actress Tamzin Outhwaite.

BBC weatherman Owain Wyn Evans is positive role model

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.