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Chris Needs MBE

Chris Needs MBE - Presenter/Actor

Chris sadly passed away on 26th July 2020.


Award winning presenter Chris Needs MBE, MA, D.Mus hosted the famous BBC Wales late show with listeners from all round the world tuning into his “friendly garden” - one of the largest on air fan clubs. Chris spoke five languages, and was a best selling author and a talented musician.


Chris appeared in various TV dramas and comedies including long-running Welsh Language S4C production Pobol Y Cwm, and BBC's High Hopes.
He presented and compared many events and was well known for his voiceover work.


Chris figureheaded the Chris Needs Hospital Appeal a registered charity that supported hospitals and good causes in Wales. He was awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting and his charity work.

Chris was well known for his flamboyant personality and his hilarious one-man shows which regularly toured and sold out theatres around the country and he produced a number of best selling music CD's.

Chris was also an accomplished after dinner speaker with an armoury of amusing stories for every occasion.

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