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Emyr Wyn

Emyr Wyn

Singer, actor, performer, presenter, satirist and big rugby fan, Emyr Wyn joins Heledd Cynwal on Cofio on Friday 11 June, to look at his varied career in the public eye.

Emyr is best known today as Dai Scaffalde on Pobol y Cwm, but he has been a familiar face on S4C since its launch in 1982.

"It was only recently that my mother stopped asking me when I was going to get a proper job," he jokes, "but after 40 years in the business, I could never see myself doing anything else."

The programme is part of a bumper Pobol y Cwm evening, with two episodes of the popular soap being broadcast back to back at 20:00 and 20:25 before Cofio comes on air at 21:00.

Heledd takes Emyr back to the very start of his career, with archive footage of him singing as a young boy at the Llanelli National Eisteddfod in 1962. As a child, Emyr released several records, and his music career developed further whilst studying at Aberystwyth University when he formed the folk group Mynediad am Ddim.

The big love of his life is the Scarlets rugby club, and he is among the lucky fans who can claim that they were there on the historic day when Llanelli beat the All Blacks in 1972.

"It was an unforgettable day. It was one of the biggest days of my life," says Emyr as he watches a clip of the epic match.

For the last seven years Emyr has been a member of the Scarlets' board, a role he was invited to take on by the late Ray Gravell. An avid fan, he arranges trips to watch the team play abroad.

"This year we followed the team to Toulon and Brive among other places and the friends who were with me at the New Zealand match in 1972 still come with me today. We'll follow them for as long as the Scarlets are playing."

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