Community champion Ffion Gwyther 'over the moon' to meet the Queen

  • Video report by ITV Wales National Correspondent Rob Osborne

Community champion Ffion Gwyther said she was "over the moon" after meeting the Queen and was "honoured" to present Her Royal Highness with flowers during her visit to the Senedd.

The 25-year-old - also known as "Ffion from Furnace" - is a professional actress and performer from Llanelli.

She was named a community champion for bringing a smile to others during the pandemic and was invited to meet the Queen in recognition of her good work.

"They were all Welsh flowers," Ffion said.

"It means a lot to me because I'm such a big fan of the Royal family. It was such an honour and a privilege to be here.

"I had a wonderful day and It's just an honour really, just to be here and be part of it."

Ffion has made hundreds of videos, many impersonating famous characters like Nessa from hit TV show Gavin and Stacey.

Ffion has been posting videos of herself impersonating different TV and film characters as a way to cheer people up during the pandemic.

"In the videos I've been sending positive messages," Ffion explained.

"I wanted to see a difference in lockdown. I wanted people to be happy and feel free, with everything that's going on."

Her videos have attracted attention from some very famous faces, including Hollywood's Michael Sheen.

In a video message to Ffion, the Port Talbot actor said she was doing "amazing work."

He said: "You're doing fantastic work reminding everyone of what's important and how to save lives - and your outfits are breathtaking!

"You're giving us all a great laugh and leading the way so thank you."

Ffion is currently performing in the award winning Hijinx theatre show, Meet Fred and is about to embark on a 30 date tour of France.