Aled Jones

Aled Jones was born in Bangor in 1970. He was raised on Anglesey where he attended Ysgol Gynradd Llandegfan and Ysgol David Hughes, Porthaethwy.

Aled began signing as a member of the Beaumaris Church choir and was later invited to sing with the Bangor Cathedral choir. After winning many national singing competitions, in 1985 the BBC issued his version of "Memory" from the musical Cats which was a minor success. Aled became internationally famous later the same year with 'Walking in the Air' the theme from the Christmas TV favourite 'The Snowman'.

Aled released a number of albums and became the first person to have two classical albums in the pop charts at the same time. A sign of his fame at this time was that he featured as a puppet in Spitting Image.

After studying Music at the Royal Academy in London , Aled revealed his mature Baritone voice in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Today, Aled is a platinum selling tenor and has a varied career . He presents numerous shows including BBC's Songs of Praise and On Show and Ar y Bocs on S4C and he is also a presenter on Classic FM's Sunday Morning Breakfast Show. In 2004 he won 'Religious Broadcaster of the Year' at the prestigious Andrew Cross Awards.

He now lives in Barnes near London , with his wife Claire and daughter Emilia.

He also made a name for himself recently when he took part in the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing and came in fourth.