Aled Haydn Jones
|Aled Haydn Jones|
9 August 1976 |
Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
|Show||The Surgery with Aled|
|Station(s)||BBC Radio 1|
|Time slot||21:00 - 22:00 (Wednesdays)|
Aled Haydn Jones (born 9 August 1976 in Aberystwyth, Wales) is a Welsh radio presenter and former radio producer. From 2004 until 2012 he worked on The Chris Moyles Show. He is currently a presenter on The Surgery on BBC Radio 1.
Jones was born to Hayden and Ann Jones in Aberystwyth, Wales, in 1976. He has a younger sister named Meleri. Aled is a fluent Welsh speaker. 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. He currently lives in London.
Aled started his radio career at the age of 14 when he began to present a slot on Radio Bronglais Bronglais General Hospital Bronglais hospital radio. He later moved to a commercial radio station called Radio Ceredigion which was launched in 1992.
Aled joined BBC Radio 1 in 1998 when he worked as a broadcast assistant on the Roadshow. 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.
As well as being a producer of The Chris Moyles Show, Aled also presents Radio 1's Surgery on Sunday night as part of the BBC Switch strand. Aled confirmed on his Personal Twitter in September 2012 that he will be taking three (3) months (October - December) off Producing.
The Surgery with Aled and Doctor Radha
The Surgery with Aled and Doctor Radha (formerly known as the Sunday Surgery and more recently The Surgery with Aled) is a British radio show that airs on BBC Radio 1 on Sunday evenings from 9-10pm. In 2008, Aled was a regular presenter on Radio 1's Sunday Surgery, providing cover for Kelly Osbourne while she was ill. 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 Aled became the regular presenter. In 2013 Aled was given a co host, Doctor Radha.
Working with Chris Moyles
Aled's first role with Chris Moyles was doing general tasks behind the scenes on Chris's One Big Belly Tour.
In 2001, whilst discussing the events of an episode of Big Brother Series 2, Chris asked Aled to present it in the form of a proper review. This developed into a daily review spot, earning Aled the nickname "BB Aled" and an invitation to the official eviction press conferences on Friday night.
In August 2002, Aled joined Chris's afternoon show on a permanent basis, taking over from Lizzie Buckingham as a Broadcast Assistant. Aled 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 worked closely with the show's main producer, Rachel Jones, to oversee the launch of The Chris Moyles Show in its new breakfast slot. 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's role as producer ended on 14 September 2012 when the Chris Moyles show came off air after 8 1/2 years on BBC Radio 1.
Film and television
In addition to his career on Radio 1, he has also been a judge on the S4C Welsh language talent show, Wawffactor. He appeared as an extra in season 4 of 24, in episode 23, and was voted Rear of the Year in 2004.
In November 2007, Aled appeared as a contestant in the BBC series "Celebrity Scissorhands", in aid of charity Children in Need. The contestants had to learn how to cut hair and give various beauty salon treatments on volunteers, with the minimal amount of training. Aled eventually finished second in the contest, losing in the final to comedienne, Ninia Benjamin.
In November 2011, Aled was a panellist on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here... Now for one week giving his views on life in the jungle.
- Aled Jones on Twitter
- The Surgey with Aled and Dr Radha at BBC Programmes
- Biography at BBC Wales
- Biography at BBC Radio 1