Owain Wyn Evans

Owain Wyn Evans

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BBC Weather Presenter and Radio 2 Early Breakfast Show Host 

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Synopsis

Owain has worked as a BBC presenter for over fifteen years, and is the senior weather presenter for BBC North West Tonight. He found national and international fame when a video of him drumming along to the BBC News theme tune for Children in Need went viral.

Biography

Owain Wyn Evans is an award-winning television presenter, known across the UK as the drumming weatherman. He has worked at the BBC for over fifteen years as a weather presenter on BBC Breakfast, and as the senior weather presenter on North West Tonight. He has also presented programmes for BBC Radio 5Live, and BBC Radio Wales, as well as fronting items for The One Show, BBC Radio One, and Inside Out. He will be joining BBC Radio 2 as the early breakfast presenter, broadcasting from Cardiff.

Owain began his broadcasting career at eighteen when he became the presenter of Welsh language children's news programme, Ffeil. He has contributed to an array of programmes in Wales including S4C's Welsh language programmes Stwnsh, Planed Plant, Salon, Uned5, I'r Eithaf, and Wedi 7.

He then worked as a reporter, presenter, and video journalist for BBC Wales, and began presenting the weather on BBC Radio Cymru, and BBC Wales Today, before he joined the weather and news presentation team for BBC Look North. This led to him becoming the lead weather presenter for BBC North West Tonight.

Owain has played the drums as a hobby since the age of seven and has a love of all things musical. He became known to audiences around the world after energetically drumming along to the BBC News theme, as part of his BBC Children in Need 24-hour drumathon. Within weeks the clip had amassed over five million views worldwide and raised more than three million.

As a proud member, and huge supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, Owain is regularly seen hosting pride events across the UK. He produced a series of clips for Netflix alongside Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown for the UK Pride Season and is an ambassador for the LGBT Foundation.  Owain celebrated International Drag Day by giving a drag queen-themed forecast that paid tribute to drag queens and RuPaul's Drag Race. He then worked with BBC Three, and RuPaul's Drag Race UK to film an updated version of the forecast, including the names of each contestant in the TV show ahead of the launch.

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