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Owain Wyn Evans and Angellica Bell to take on four-day race for Red Nose Day

BBC’s drumming weatherman Owain Wyn Evans and TV presenter Angellica Bell will lead teams in a four-day race across the Lake District for Red Nose Day.Wyn Evans and Bell will be the team captains for this year’s The Red Nose and Spoon Race Challenge, which will see the two groups attempt to keep a red nose on a spoon while battling the challenging terrain of the national park.The teams will face more adrenaline-filled challenges than last year while trying not to drop their noses – a mistake that would lead to a time penalty.Wyn Evans and Bell will complete the...
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Owain Wyn Evans: 'I can't believe we raised so much money'

An exhausted but elated Owain Wyn Evans has reflected on his 24-hour drumming feat for BBC Children In Need. The weatherman has raised more than £3m with the challenge, which began on BBC Breakfast on Friday morning. His rhythmical skills drew praise at the start of lockdown in 2020, when...
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Owain Wyn Evans: How drumming saved me

Owain Wyn Evans talks about growing up as a young gay man in Ammanford and how drumming saved him, ahead of BBC Breakfast's charity drumathon for Children In Need. The Welsh weatherman went back home to talk with his parents about his childhood, and to visit the town's youth theatre group and LGBTQIA safe space.
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Weather presenter Owain Wyn Evans drums along to BBC News theme tune live on air

Weather presenter Owain Wyn Evans delighted BBC News viewers by drumming along to the show’s theme tune live on air.Last year, Evans went viral with a clip of him presenting the weather from home, before running off to his drum kit and performing to the instantly recognisable music.One year on after that video was first shared, Evans, who is a former semi-professional drummer, returned to BBC North West on Thursday (15 April) night and treated viewers to a live performance of the track.Finishing his weather report, the theme tune’s pips started playing, with Evans feigning surprise as he said:...
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