Words: Steve Brown
Owain Wyn Evans has been appointed as BBC North West Tonight’s permanent weather presenter.
The openly gay broadcaster – who married his partner Arran Evans-Rees back in 2017 – has presented on BBC Look North since 2015 and in recent months, he occasionally presented the weather on North West Tonight.
In 2017, to celebrate International Drag Day, Owain went viral as he paid tribute to drag queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race and also collaborated with Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown for a series of videos celebrating Pride.
Now, Owain will join presenters Roger Johnson and Annabel Tiffin every evening at 6.30pm from today (September 2).
Owain Wyn Evans said: “It’s going to be a real honour to present the weather every evening on BBC North West Tonight.
“I’ve presented quite a few programmes already, and Annabel and Roger are absolute darlings - I’m very excited to be part of such a well-loved programme!
“After working in Wales, London and Yorkshire I can’t wait to start working in the North West permanently.
“I grew up in a small, ex-mining town called Ammanford in South-West Wales. An area surrounded by both gorgeous countryside and industrial cities, very similar to parts of the North West in that respect.”
Earlier this year, North West Tonight presenter Dianne Oxberry sadly passed away after a short illness.
Roger added: “Dianne was adored by the North West Tonight viewers and we all still miss her.
“In the months since she died several excellent weather presenters, including Owain, have helped us.
“We’ve had a positive reaction from many viewers and we are sure they will make him welcome.”