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Miss Jones and Mr Morgan

The television presenter explains how a talented music teacher and a charismatic all-rounder inspired him to work hard and gave him confidence in social situations

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My parents were both teachers. My dad was a headteacher and my mum taught violin. When I arrived at my senior school, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf in Cardiff, I was already playing piano and the violin. Pupils used to take part in Eisteddfod, which is the biggest festival of music and dance in Europe and Miss Jones, our music teacher, would put it all together.

Oh, Miss Jones. Beautiful lady. She was in her mid-twenties, energetic and hugely attractive, so we all wanted to impress her. She was also an incredibly talented musician – she played piano and was a brilliant harpist.

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