A Quick Chat With: Gethin Jones

'I'll be cooking breakfast on my barbecue soon'
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Gethin Jones, 32, is a Welsh television presenter who found fame presenting Blue Peter. From July 29, he will present ITV's Police Camera Action every Thursday at 9pm.

If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be... sorting out a football kit for a charity football match I'm organising, replying to a letter that I received in December 2009, and probably talking to someone else!

A phrase I use far too often... 'alright Sugar Tits?'. Damn that Ruth Jones! I was doing a talk at Deeside College the other week, and addressed their principal as Sugar Tits. Luckily it turns out my grandfather used to teach him. Cymru Fach! Wales can be a small place sometimes.

I wish people would take more notice of... attitudes when driving. There's a real misconception that "it wont happen to me", then its too late.

A common misperception of me is... that I'm clean cut. It's not true. Sometimes I dont shave for at least 2 days!

The most surprising thing that ever happened to me was... looking back at the past 5 years on my 30th birthday thinking how did that happen!!

I'm not a politician but... if I would put more money into schools, directly to the schools themselves. Give the responsibility to the people who know best, the head teachers and teachers. I would increase the drink drive, careless and dangerous driving and speeding sentences, (after what I saw on the new series of Police Camera Action I’ve just filmed).

I'm good at... the BBQ. I'm trying to master Salmon Kyoto and Sea Bass with Roasted Pepper Vinaigrette at the moment. Im slightly obsessed with the BBQ - I'll be cooking breakfast on it next.

But I'm very bad at... queuing.

The ideal night out is... Last Saturday was close. Im a member of the Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales so played Golf on the Ryder Cup course with my mates. Had some dinner there and then a pub crawl in Cardiff. Perfect. Either that or dinner with my lady.

In moments of weakness I... girlfriend and friends.

The best age to be is… the age I'm at right now. Every day is a gift.

In a nutshell, my philosophy is… "Amynedd yw amod llwyddo". It's Welsh for "patience is the key to success". Apart from when queuing obviously!

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