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Aled Jones was born on December 29th 1970 in Bangor, near Llandegfan in Anglesey where he was raised.
Llandegfan was a small Welsh-speaking community, and consequently Aled didn't speak a word of the Queen's until he was six years old.
Strangely, neither of Aled's parents were musical at all - goodness knows what they thought when they heard him sing for the first time…
When Aled was a chorister in Bangor Cathedral, his mum used to turn up with a ghetto blaster and record his performances.
Aled is still perhaps best-known for being the voice of The Snowman - the song 'Walking In The Air' was the highlight from the enduring animated classic, and even though the original recording was sung by Peter Auty, it's become known as Aled's song after his version of it topped the charts in 1985.
When Aled's voice broke aged 16, it was only a temporary blip in his career - even though he was advised to rest his voice for several years, soon afterwards he was studying at the Royal Academy of Music and began his adult recording career.
He's no stranger to success in the US, but Aled was once approached to appear on the Johnny Carson Show, one of the country's biggest TV showcases. Sadly, not knowing what the show was and with the prospect of missing a football match he was playing in back home, he turned it down.
In 2007, Jones recorded a duet with his fellow Welsh native Cerys Matthews. Together, they took on the song originally made famous by The Drifters in 1961.
A previously-unreleased vocal recording of Jones singing 'All Through The Night' was used by Isabel Suckling (otherwise known as The Choirgirl) for a duet on her debut album in 2011. Aled's also been a staunch supporter of the young singer.
Nowadays, Aled is the host of Daybreak on ITV1, easing the nation into the day. This varied post has even led to Aled interviewing Justin Bieber - a fellow teenage music icon (though we reckon Aled does a better 'Walking In The Air').
Aled's also had a varied stage career - memorably he appeared as Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Wales Millennium Centre, as well as landing the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
Aled has two children, Emilia and Lucas. Emilia looks set to follow in her father's footsteps, and has appeared in the stage version of Shrek in the West End.