Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson has written 19 posts for ITV Wales blog

No Wales Show tonight – so here’s something special from the Stereophonics

Hello guys and gals, Long time, no speak – but don’t worry I’ve been very busy working on lots of exciting stuff for The Wales Show while I’ve been gone. Talking about the best music and entertainment show in Wales (if I do say so myself) there’s no Wales Show tonight – so to make … Continue reading

Charlotte Church in the House!

Yep, after my little interview with Charlotte on last weeks Wales Show! I managed to persuade her to come into our studios to sing for us! I pulled out all the charm and wit that I could muster, and after that didn’t work I begged a little! But it doesn’t matter how I got the … Continue reading

A host of Welsh celebs and Shan Cothi on a race horse

Well, it’s been another very busy week on the Wales Show! WHERE DO I START!!! I think it’s probably best to mention who’s on the show this week. In List form if I may… Catherine Zeta Jones Katherine Jenkins Ioan Gruffudd Tim Rhys Evans Shan Cothi Girl Friday Now, I don’t think that anyone could … Continue reading

Celebrities in town for the Ryder Cup

What a week! We’ve had a lot going on for The Wales Show and for Wales. Monday saw us filming with Cardiff singer Siôn Russell Jones and Fran interviewed A-lister Rhys Ifans ahead of his latest film – Mr Nice – appearing in cinemas. Tuesday we filmed in studio with 2009 X-factor star Lloyd Daniels – … Continue reading

Getting in the groove with Ivan Urban Action Figure

Hello there! Another busy week on The Wales Show front! I have to say that my favourite part of this week was when I ‘helped out’ on Fran’s interview with ‘Doctor #6’ Mr Colin Baker! I just couldn’t pass on an opportunity like that! Even though im not the biggest fan of Doctor Who, I … Continue reading

Let’s save Welsh live music venues!

Hi Guys! Wow it’s been a hectic week, lot’s going on for The Wales Show and I’ve just started working one day a week in the big smoke for the This Morning interactive hub – I’m actually typing this from the train as I head down! Tonight is going to be one hell of a … Continue reading

Bands, bands, bands – The Method on The Wales Show

Hey! Me again! Hope you’re enjoying The Wales Show so far! I’ve had some great suggestions for bands and performances so please keep them coming! We have a great Band on the Show tonight! They’re based in Cardiff and destined for big things! Ladies and Gentlemen I give you… The Method! Watch The Method perform … Continue reading

The Wales Show is back on air!

Hello! Has it been a whole week since my last blog?? Well! My apologies. Although I have very good reasons for my blog neglect! As we have been working hard getting the programme together for tonights first in the new series of The Wales Show! Its a jam packed show with the likes of Slash … Continue reading

Stuart Cable Special tonight!

Hello Everyone! Just to let you know that at 10:35pm on ITV1 Wales tonight we have a special Stuart Cable Tribute programme for you called Stuart Cable: Local Boy in a Photograph. I was lucky enough to know Stuart privately and through work, and I’m pretty sure that everyone will agree with me when I … Continue reading

The Jedward-Factor

Hi guys! Still no sign of Minnie just in case you were wondering!!! We’re too busy talking about the X-factor today! That programme seems to be wrapped in more controversy than if Tiger Woods was to visit Cardiff’s new Hooters bar! However, (I do have a point) The Series opener that was watched by a … Continue reading

Meeting Heroes

Hello! As I mentioned in a previous blog The Wales Show is back for a brand new series on the 2nd of September featuring my interview with Rock Legend Slash from Guns n Roses at the Donington Download festival last June. I’d like the day to be remembered as ‘the day that Matt met his … Continue reading

Matt’s Minnie Watch

No that doesn’t mean what you think it means! I’m talking about the Hollywood Actress, Minnie Driver! I have only just found out that apparently the Good Will Hunting star is working on her new film Hunky Dory right here in the ITV Wales Building! Minnie’s new flick which has been described as a ‘Grease … Continue reading

The Wales Show is BAAAAACK!

Hello there! Excuse me…I am just stepping onto my soap box…ahem…sorry… wait a min…Right, im ready! THE WALES SHOW IS BAAAAACK!!!! Yes, yours truly and my lovely co-presenter Frances Donovan were back on the Sofa this week recording the first programme for the brand new series of The Wales Show, and I have to say … Continue reading

The Circus is in Town

The Circus is in Town!! I will use one word to describe my evening last night, and that word is ‘HÄPNADSVÄCKANDE!!’ (I think that is Swedish for Amazing) I spent my Thursday night at the Wales Millennium Centre watching the magnificent Cirkus Cirkör! The independent contemporary circus group from Stockholm has been going since 1995. … Continue reading

Adventures on the ‘This Morning’ sofa

Heloooo There! Sorry I haven’t blogged recently! I’ve been on my ‘holidays’ to the Costas! Lovely! First I would like to tackle some requests! I’ve had a lot of requests on twitter for me to upload my debut appearance on the ‘This Morning Sofa!’ so here it is… Matt on ‘This Morning’ 04 Audust 2010 … Continue reading

Regeneration hope for former Ebbw Vale steelworks

On this day in 1978 the last furnace at Ebbw Vale steel works was demolished – according to many the town never recovered. The industry in the South Wales Valleys came to an end when Corus steel works finally closed in 2002. However, there could be hope on the horizon for one steel work site … Continue reading

Tom Jones set to be oldest singer to top UK album chart

Hello Everyone! I would like to metaphorically stand up on my soap box today and point out that this Week is a very good week to be Welsh!! Our country’s (unofficial) king, Sir Tom Jones looks set to become the oldest number one selling album artist in the UK this weekend!!! The (new) godfather of … Continue reading

The ITV Wales Entertainment Blog by Matt Johnson

Hello there! This is my first official Blog! Throughout the new series of The Wales Show I will be keeping you up-to-date with all of my ‘Entertaining’ (if I do say so myself) interviews with all the top celebs, bands, actors from all over Wales and the UK! I’ll be at all the big festivals, … Continue reading

Sophie Evans will play Dorothy in Wizard of Oz after all

From ITV.com/Wales Sophie Evans has got her wish and will be Dorothy after all. She may have come second in the public vote – but Sophie Evans from Tonypandy will be winding her way down the yellow brick road to London’s West End. Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Miss Evans were in the WMC in … Continue reading

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