THE WELSHWOMAN behind one of radio's best-loved voices has agreed to host this year's Pride of Gwent Awards.

Presenter and voiceover artist Angela Jay will return to Rodney Parade having steered the crowd of award winners, families and friends through the emotional events in 2022.

Currently on Nation Radio Wales, Angela will also be familiar to listeners of Heart and Top of the Pops on BBC World Service.

Her experience on the air also extends to Real Radio, BBC Radio Wales and The Wave, where she became the youngest female solo presenter in the UK aged only 16.

South Wales Argus: Pride of Gwent Awards 2023

Last month, Angela hosted the South Wales Health & Care Awards 2023, sponsored by University of South Wales, at Chepstow Racecourse, as well as the 2023 South Wales Schools and Education Award (in association with New Directions) in June.

Compering the event, she said pupils at School of the Year Libanus Primary, near Blackwood, were "given roots to grow and wings to fly".

Argus editor Gavin Thompson said: “Angela is such a warm and engaging personality, as listeners to Nation Radio Wales will know, and is the perfect host for these awards. I’m really pleased she’ll be with us to steer us through what is likely to be an uplifting but emotional afternoon.”

The Pride of Gwent Awards ceremony, sponsored by ND Care & Support, takes place at Rodney Parade on Thursday, December 7.

South Wales Argus: Pride of Gwent Awards 2023

The nomination window has now closed, covering a wide range of courageous acts, community service and volunteer work.

Sponsors of the 13 award categories will decide a winner of the ultimate Pride of Gwent Award from the winners.

Last year's winner, Carol Mutlow, was recognised for her tireless work in honouring her late daughter Hannah - a talented musician - and turning her dream of a music shop in Chepstow into a reality.

As well as heading Hannah's Music on Moor Street, Mrs Mutlow also founded Castell Roc - a music festival at Wales' oldest castle.

She said: "I love what I do and I do everything in Hannah's name. I had the invitation because I won the Community Hero Award, but I had not expected for one minute to receive the Pride of Gwent Award at the end of it."