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Matthew Rhys to be the voice of BBC Radio Wales

Welsh actor Matthew Rhys is the new voice of BBC Radio Wales on its imaging and production.

Matthew says: “It was great fun becoming the voice of BBC Radio Wales – my sister often said I had the perfect face for radio.”

He starts on-air from this Saturday, when new afternoon commence for the summer. Wales Today and X-Ray presenter Lucy Owen will host a show on Saturday afternoons between 2-4pm during May and June, until presenter, producer and former West End star Connie Fisher takes the helm during July and August.

Saturday early evenings between 4-7pm will see BBC Asian Network’s Shazia Awan join the station for three hours of topical discussion.

And from Monday 22 May, former Top of the Pops, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 presenter, Janice Long will broadcast live from Wrexham between 7-10pm, Monday to Thursday. The first show launches with rising Welsh singer Betsy, plus legendary 90s band The Charlatans.

Colin Paterson, Editor of BBC Radio Wales told RadioToday: “Matthew has a rich and distinctive Welsh accent, and is such a well-loved actor here in Wales. I’m so happy we’ve managed to secure a strong and varied set of new voices for the station, creating a fresh sound for the summer.”

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