In September that year he presented Proms in the Park from Swansea, furthering his partnership with the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms coverage.
The show saw Gethin visit 31 countries, taking on the most extreme and obscure challenges of his life, from flying with the Red Arrows in a WW2 Spitfire to being attacked by an alligator in a Louisiana swamp.
He also raced a horse at 40mph, skated the infamous Cresta Run in St Moritz, fought as a Samurai Warrior in Japan, and survived a life threatening submarine escape training exercise.
Broadcaster Gethin Jones is a broadcaster and TV personality, who first burst onto our screens nationally as a presenter for the longest running children’s show in the world, BBC’s ‘Blue Peter’.
Born in Cardiff, Wales, Gethin was educated in the Welsh language and went on to obtain a degree in Economics and Geography at University in Manchester.
After this year’s winner has been crowned, one-time contestants including Frankie Bridge and Gethin Jones will perform again on Christmas Day.