Aled Haydn Jones

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This article is about the radio presenter. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_0

For the singer, see Aled Jones. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_1

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BornAled Haydn Jones_header_cell_0_1_0 (1976-08-09) 9 August 1976 (age 44)

Aberystwyth, WalesAled Haydn Jones_cell_0_1_1

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Aled Haydn Jones (born 9 August 1976) is a Welsh radio executive, former presenter and former radio producer. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_2

In June 2020 he was appointed head of BBC Radio One, succeeding Ben Cooper. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_3

From 2004 until 2012 he worked on The Chris Moyles Show. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_4

He was a presenter on The Surgery on BBC Radio 1 between 2009 until 2015. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_5

After a stint as an editor, Jones was appointed Head of Programmes in 2017. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_6

Personal life Aled Haydn Jones_section_0

Jones was born to Hayden and Ann Jones in Aberystwyth, Wales, in 1976. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_7

He has a younger sister named Meleri who has two children: Elan (born in 2007) and Ifan (born in 2011 ). Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_8

Jones is a fluent Welsh speaker. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_9

He attended Ysgol Gymraeg Aberystwyth, a Welsh medium primary school, and Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig Welsh medium secondary before going on to complete a BTEC qualification in Media Studies at Swansea College. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_10

He currently lives in London. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_11

Jones confirmed on Twitter that his long term partner, Emile, proposed to him on his 40th birthday. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_12

Radio career Aled Haydn Jones_section_1

Jones started his radio career at the age of 14 when he presented a slot on Radio Bronglais Bronglais General Hospital Bronglais hospital radio. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_13

He later moved to a commercial radio station called Radio Ceredigion which was launched in 1992. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_14

Jones joined BBC Radio 1 in 1998 when he worked as a broadcast assistant on the Roadshow. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_15

He joined just as the show was in its final year and was soon to meet Chris Moyles as he was booking bands and transport for the Roadshow. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_16

As well as working as a producer of The Chris Moyles Show, Jones has presented Radio 1's Surgery on Sunday night as part of the BBC Switch strand. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_17

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Main article: The Surgery with Aled and Doctor Radha Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_18

The Surgery is a British radio show that airs on BBC Radio 1 on Wednesday evenings from 9-10pm. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_19

In 2008, Jones was a regular presenter on Radio 1's Sunday Surgery, providing cover for Kelly Osbourne while she was ill. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_20

In Autumn 2008, it was announced that Osbourne would be taking a break from the Sunday Surgery in order to film Osbournes: Reloaded in the USA with the rest of her family, and Jones became the regular presenter. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_21

In 2013 Jones was given a co host, Dr Radha Modgil. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_22

In April 2015 it was announced Jones would be stepping down from his role, being replaced by Gemma Cairney from June 2015. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_23

Working with Chris Moyles Aled Haydn Jones_section_3

Jones's first role with Chris Moyles was doing general tasks behind the scenes on Chris's One Big Belly Tour. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_24

In 2001, whilst discussing the events of an episode of Big Brother Series 2, Chris asked Jones to present it in the form of a proper review. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_25

This developed into a daily review spot, earning Jones the nickname "BB Aled" and an invitation to the official eviction press conferences on Friday night. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_26

In August 2002, Jones joined Chris's afternoon show on a permanent basis, taking over from Lizzie Buckingham as a Broadcast Assistant. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_27

Jones then gained his second nickname "FA Aled" shortly after, as he reported on the events of reality show Fame Academy in the same way. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_28

Jones worked closely with the show's main producer, Rachel Jones, to oversee the launch of The Chris Moyles Show in its new breakfast slot. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_29

In 2005, he was given the role of Day Head Producer and in 2009 took over Rachel's position of Head Producer of The Chris Moyles Show. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_30

Jones's role as producer ended on 14 September 2012 when Nick Grimshaw replaced Chris Moyles on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_31

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In addition to his career on Radio 1, he has also been a judge on the S4C Welsh language talent show, Wawffactor. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_32

He appeared as an extra in season four of 24, in episode 23, and was voted Rear of the Year in 2004. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_33

In November 2007, Jones appeared as a contestant in the BBC Three series Celebrity Scissorhands, in aid of charity Children in Need. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_34

The contestants had to learn how to cut hair and give various beauty salon treatments on volunteers, with the minimal amount of training. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_35

Jones eventually finished second in the contest, losing in the final to comedian Ninia Benjamin. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_36

In March 2011, Jones was part of the ITV2 show, OMG with Peaches Geldof in which he, alongside Geldof looked at understanding alternative lifestyles and subcultures. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_37

In November 2011, Jones was a panellist on ITV2's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_38 Now! Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_39

for one week giving his views on life in the jungle. Aled Haydn Jones_sentence_40

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Haydn Jones.