Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did
by Genevieve Hassan
An unashamedly nostalgic celebrity interview podcast where entertainment journalist Genevieve reminisces with the stars of much-loved TV, movies and music of the 1980s-2000s and discovers how their lives unfolded after that thing they did.
Aled joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame and explains how he came to sing Walking in the Air, famously associated with the classic 1982 animation The Snowman.
He chats about having to deal with constant press speculation and predictions as to when his voice would break and end his career, turning down Johnny Carson and the Queen Mother – and reveals how he ended up in Bob Geldof and Paula Yates’s official wedding photos.
Aled also explains why he was relieved to retire his boy soprano career at 16, the pressure of starting an adult singing career and how he has Songs of Praise to thank for relaunching it.
Plus he relives his part in the infamous Royal It’s A Knockout tournament, rubbishes claims his award-winning actress daughter Emilia is a nepo baby and chats about the latest album in his One Voice series, which sees him duet with his younger self.
Aled’s latest album One Voice – Full Circle is out now and the Full Circle tour runs from March – November 2024. More information and dates can be found on Aled’s website – officialaledjones.com.
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Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.
Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
Bright Eyes courtesy of Decca/Universal Music.