Aled Haydn Jones
|Aled Haydn Jones|
9 August 1976 |
|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 editor, presenter and former radio producer. From 2004 until 2012 he worked on The Chris Moyles Show. He was a presenter on The Surgery on BBC Radio 1 between 2009 and 2015.
Jones was born to Hayden and Ann Jones in Aberystwyth, Wales, in 1976. He has a younger sister named Meleri. Jones 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.
Jones confirmed on Twitter that his long term partner, Emile, proposed to him on his 40th birthday.
Jones started his radio career at the age of 14 when he presented 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.
Jones 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.
The Surgery with Aled and Doctor Radha
The Surgery is a British radio show that airs on BBC Radio 1 on Wednesday evenings from 9-10pm. In 2008, Jones 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 Jones became the regular presenter. In 2013 Jones was given a co host, Dr Radha Modgil. In April 2015 it was announced Jones would be stepping down from his role, being replaced by Gemma Cairney from June 2015.
Working with Chris Moyles
Jones'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 Jones to present it in the form of a proper review. 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.
In August 2002, Jones joined Chris's afternoon show on a permanent basis, taking over from Lizzie Buckingham as a Broadcast Assistant. 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.
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. 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.
Jones's role as producer ended on 14 September 2012 when Nick Grimshaw replaced Chris Moyles on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show.
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, Jones 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. Jones eventually finished second in the contest, losing in the final to comedian Ninia Benjamin.
In November 2011, Jones 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 Haydn Jones Biography". BBC Wales.
- "Aled Haydn Jones Profile". chrismoyles.net. Archived from the original on 2005-03-10.
- "Radio 1 Surgery". 2009-02-15.
- "Rear of the Year History". Rear of the Year. Archived from the original on 2012-12-01.
- "Aleds 'Celebrity Scissorhands' profile on the BBC website". BBC.
- "OMG with Peaches Geldof". itv.com. Archived from the original on 2011-05-02.