Huw Edwards can’t see himself presenting the News at Ten ‘for long’
Broadcaster Huw Edwards has said that he can’t see himself continuing to occupy the presenter’s chair on the News at Ten for very long.
He told Dewi Llwyd’s Sunday Programme on Radio Cymru in an interview before his 60th birthday that he wanted to continue broadcasting.
However, he said that he found the nightly news “taxing” and thought it was “fair” for the viewers and ambitious co-workers to see a change in presenters.
“I believe that a time comes when you’re bound to re-assess what’s in front of you,” he said. “That’s perfectly natural.
“And now that a big milestone is here, which is 60 years old, it’s natural for a man to think ‘am I going to continue in this job for another five years or do I want to do something different?’”
He added that like Radio Cymru presenter Dewi Llwyd he was “a natural broadcaster” and so wouldn’t give up presenting or broadcasting.
“But the nightly news business, after 20 years, that can be taxing, even though I still enjoy the job,” he said.
“But I don’t think I’ll be doing that for long. Because I believe that, in the first place, I think it’s fair for the viewers to get a change.
“Secondly, I have co-workers who are very talented – it’s time to give them a chance too.
“And I think it’s an appropriate time to consider what’s ahead.
“I won’t disappear tomorrow from the 10 o clock news because I’m still enjoying myself. But of course, I’m thinking about the working patterns of the future.
“And the truth is that I don’t want to sustain these working patterns for a long time to come because I don’t believe it’s a very wise thing at all.”