Bethan Elfyn

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Bethan Elfyn (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈbɛθan ˈɛlvɨn]) is a Welsh radio and television presenter.

Elfyn was born in Bangor, Gwynedd, was brought up in Newtown, Powys, and now lives in Cardiff[1] with her husband, Clwb Ifor Bach Promoter and Works Manager Richard Hawkins. They had a daughter, Tegan, in February 2012,[2] and a second daughter in December 2016.

Elfyn is a fluent Welsh speaker and has appeared as a panellist on Welsh-language channel S4C's music talent show Waw Ffactor. She co-hosted Radio 1's first Welsh-language programme as part of the oneclick strand in August 2005 with Aled Haydn-Jones from The Chris Moyles Show.

Elfyn co-presented the Wales programme on BBC Radio 1 with Huw Stephens as part of the station's regional output every Thursday evening. She joined Radio 1 in 1999 as part of the aforementioned new regional output, and left in 2010 after 11 years at the station.[3] She also produced[clarification needed] other programmes for the station.

She currently presents the Saturday evening show for BBC Radio Wales on the current Welsh music scene, with live sessions, interviews and a mix of classic rock and pop.[4] Elfyn also presents The Bethan Elfyn Show on Amazing Radio where she features a range of music from new and emerging artists.[5][6] She also appears occasionally on BBC 6 Music as cover for presenters including Lauren Laverne.[7]

Elfyn is also one of the architects of the BBC/Wales Arts Council programme Horizons/Gorwelion, supporting new Welsh bands. The programme was established in 2014.


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