Aled Jones tells us a little more about his life and how he has become the next Daybreak presenter!
I am a proud Welshman a successful singer, actor, author, radio and TV presenter/broadcaster and part-time dancer, with a career spanning over 25 years.
After studying at the Royal Academy of Music and Bristol's Old Vic Theatre School, I played Joseph in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat. I have performed as Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and played the lead role in Irving Berlin's White Christmas in several cities.
I also have a Sunday morning radio show on BBC Radio 2, presents BBC Radio 3's The Choir and have a chat show on BBC Radio Wales. I have also appeared on Songs of Praise for over 10 years.
I've recorded 29 albums, selling over six million copies, and have released two books: Aled's Favourite 40 Hymns and Favourite Christmas Carols and am set to embark on a UK Cathedral Tour next year!
What are you most looking forward to about working on Daybreak?
I'm really looking forward to sharing the sofa with the glorious Lorraine - I think she is great and we always have so much fun when we're together. I'm also really excited about the variety of stuff we'll be covering - from the hard hitting interviews to all the latest showbiz stories.
Who would you most like to meet/interview that you haven't already?
I would love to interview Prince William and Katherine. Oh, and any of the Arsenal football team!
Who is the most memorable celebrity/personality you have ever met and why?
Through my work on Radio 2 and Radio Wales I've interviewed hundreds of people from all walks of life. Lorraine and I commented recently that between us we've probably interviewed everyone! I always like interviewing Dame Judy Dench as she has such a glint in her eye! Meeting wise - probably when I sang privately for the Prince and Princess of Wales in their living room at Kensington Palace.
If you weren't a presenter what would you be doing as a job?
Hopefully still a singer! If not something in media, maybe centre forward for Arsenal or a professional tennis player!
Are you a good morning person?
I am most definitely a morning person. I get up at 4.45am every Sunday for my Radio 2 show so getting up for Daybreak won't be a problem. I much rather working first thing in the day rather than last thing. The minute I'm awake - I'm ready to go!
Who would you choose to play you in a film version of your life?
Clare Balding! Terry Wogan once said we look alike - thanks! Since then Clare and I consider each other as family!