HUW Edwards is one of the most well-known news presenters in the UK and will lead the BBC's coverage of Prince Phillip's funeral on Saturday, April 17.
In October 2019 he hit the headlines himself after chasing a burglar off in his PJs – here's what we know about heroic Huw.
Who is Huw Edwards?
Huw Edwards, 59, is a journalist.
Edwards was born in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales, on August 18, 1961.
He has been presenting news programmes since 1999 with the BBC.
He started in journalism on work experience at the commercial radio station Swansea Sound.
After joining the BBC as a news trainee in 1984 he went on to be Parliamentary Correspondent for BBC Wales.
When he fronted the BBC Six O'Clock News between 1999 and 2003, it was the most watched news programme in Britain.
Although mostly a news reporter, he has presented a range of programmes.
Edwards is a native Welsh speaker and has hosted events such as the Bafta Cymru award ceremonies and history documentaries on Wales.
Edwards is a safe bet when it comes to leading coverage of royal events, he was previously in charge of leading BBC coverage for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding in 2011, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding in 2018.
Did Huw chase off a burglar?
On October 24, 2019, it was revealed that Huw chased a burglar out of his home and into the street — in his pyjamas.
He was woken by the intruder at 5.30am and dashed downstairs to confront him.
The raider escaped by driving off in the star’s Mercedes in Dulwich, South East London.
What has Huw Edwards said about weight loss?
In 2012, the newsreader told the Mail on Sunday that he was always on a diet because of his on-screen job.
He said: "Better question: am I ever not on a diet?
"I am one of those people who can put on weight simply by looking at a Twix."
In an interview with The Sun in 2017, Huw revealed: “I don’t have any beauty secrets, but I have taken up boxing.
“I’ve always battled with my weight until I found boxing.
“Now I do three sessions a week and feel great.”
The BBC News anchor became a sex symbol after shedding three stone by taking up boxing with ex-pro Clinton McKenzie.
He told The Sun: “I feel better than I have for years and it’s great getting so many compliments.”
Who is Huw's wife?
Edwards is married to Vicky Flind, who also once worked for the BBC.
She was the long-standing editor of the BBC's The Week politics show.
But she left her post there in 2016 to work on ITV's show Peston On Sunday.
This was set up to be a rival to the BBC's Andrew Marr Show.
Peston has now been rebranded as a midweek political magazine show, with Vicky in the role of series editor.
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