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Beti George and Huw Stephens are ‘Sleeping Around’ for S4C

08 Apr 2024 3 minute read
Beti George and Huw Stephens on tour for S4C

Two iconic Welsh presenters will head out on tour for S4C in a new series called Cysgu o Gwmpas (Sleeping Around), which is set to broadcast tonight (Monday April 8) at 8pm.

Journalist Beti George will tour the length and breadth of Wales with her companion, DJ Huw Stephens.

On their travels they will visit some of Wales’ best hotels and restaurants, getting to know each other as they bond over their passion for good food.

“Incredible opportunity”

Beti who has recently celebrated her 85th birthday said: “Women my age don’t usually get an opportunity like this. I can only think of Mary Berry as one who’s still going at this age! It’s an incredible opportunity if I’m honest.

“I was so glad that Huw was my co-presenter as he’s such great company – he’s so loved. There was a good relationship between the two of us. His career has been different to mine, and I enjoyed discussing his work and his life.

“My grandchildren Manon and Fin who live in Brighton, are big fans of Huw. It was great to be able to tell them that I’m co-presenting with Huw – they don’t think that I can ever top that!”

“I hate to think about the empire”

In the first episode they visit Palé Hall near Bala.

Huw stays in a room named after Winston Churchill and Beti stays in a room named after Queen Victoria. They aren’t impressed by those historical names.

Beti George explains: “I’m not interested in the royal family to be perfectly honest. I declined an MBE partly because of the monarchy and the British empire. I hate to think about the empire.”

Huw Stephens and Beti George in Cysgu o Gwmpas

During the series they also visit the Hawarden Estate, The Grove in Narberth, Parador 44 in Cardiff and the Albion in Cardigan.

At Ynyshir in Ceredigion they are presented with 30 plates of food prepared by chef Gareth Ward who has two Michelin stars.

Huw Stephens said: “I didn’t have to think long before agreeing to do the series with Beti George.

“Beti is a great travelling companion, it was lovely to be in the company of such an interesting person.

“Every hotel offered something different. Each one is unique. It was just a pleasure to take part in the programme.”

The series’ soundtrack is an important element of the series, with the music complementing the locations that are visited.

Huw Stephens and Beti George hit Cardigan during their tour for S4C

There’s also a Spotify playlist that accompanies the series.

Huw said: “We both suggested music to accompany us on the different journeys.

“Beti is a huge music fan and is interested in new music and artists. It’s great that Welsh music plays such an important part in the series.

Cysgu o Gwmpas starts Monday April 8 at 20:00 on S4C and will be available on demand on S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer.

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