How old is Aled Jones and who is his wife Claire Fossett? – The Sun

ALED Jones became a child superstar in the 1980s with his version of the Christmas classic Walking In The Air from the iconic film The Snowman.

In October 2021 it was revealed he was set to make a triumphant return to Songs Of Praise.

Who is Aled Jones?

Aled Jones was born on December 29, 1970, in Bangor, North Wales – making him 50-years-old.

He joined the Bangor Cathedral choir at the age of nine and became lead soloist within two years.

Aled then became a child superstar when he covered Walking in the Air"from the film The Snowman, with his version reaching No5 in the UK charts in 1985.

By the time his voice broke at 16, he had already sold an astonishing six million albums and sung for the Pope, The Queen and the Prince and Princess of Wales.

Is the Songs of Praise host married?

Aled married his girlfriend Claire Fossett in Covent Garden, London, on January 6, 2001.

They had met in Blackpool when he was performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

The couple have two children, Emilia and Lucas – their daughter is an actress who has appeared in an episode of Doctor Who and performed on stage in Shrek The Musical.

What other TV shows has Aled Jones presented?

The Welshman has also fronted many TV programmes.

Most notably as a lead presenter on Songs of Praise and host of ITV's Daybreak, and was a contestant on the 2004 edition of Strictly Come Dancing.

In 2013, Aled was awarded an MBE for services to music and broadcasting and for charitable services.

He has also become a popular and highly successful broadcaster, presenting radio shows on Classic FM, Radio 2 and Radio 3.

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