Herald pho­tog­ra­pher pranked by ref Owens

Caernarfon Herald - - NEWS -

HERALD pho­tog­ra­pher Ar­wyn Roberts, has been caught on the other side of the cam­era lens.

The pho­tog­ra­pher, who’s known lo­cally as Ar­wyn Herald, was the vic­tim of a prank for tele­vi­sion se­ries Nigel Owens: Wyt ti’n Gêm? (Nigel Owens: Are you Game?)

The se­ries re­turns to S4C on Thursday, Septem­ber 7, with rugby ref­eree and pre­sen­ter Nigel Owens play­ing pranks all over Wales on fa­mil­iar faces and mem­bers of lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

In the first pro­gramme, Nigel is in Caernar­fon, and Ar­wyn is his tar­get.

Ar­wyn has worked as a pho­tog­ra­pher on the Caernar­fon & Den­bigh Herald and our sis­ter pa­per the Daily Post for more than 40 years, and has taken pho­tos of world fa­mous celebri­ties as well as cov­er­ing lo­cal events.

In the Wyt ti’n Gêm? prank, Ar­wyn thinks he’s be­ing in­ter­viewed live on tele­vi­sion about his work. But when iconic pho­tos of Bobby Moore, Nel­son Man­dela and Barack Obama wrongly ap­pear on screen, will Ar­wyn feel pres­sure to take the credit for them or will he ad­mit they’re not his, and by do­ing so land the poor pro­gramme’s re­searcher in trou­ble?

Ar­wyn said about his ex­pe­ri­ence: “I didn’t know the whole thing was a prank! When they showed the pic­ture of Bobby Moore from 1966, I started to sus­pect that some­thing was up, although I didn’t know what un­til the very last minute!”

In the pro­gramme, Ar­wyn also re­ceives the Hoe­lion Wyth (Pil­lar of the Com­mu­nity) award, a prize for the work and con­tri­bu­tion of cer­tain in­di­vid­u­als to their lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“To be hon­est, it was a shock to re­ceive the Hoe­lion Wyth award,” he said, “I didn’t ex­pect so many peo­ple to say I de­served the award.”

● Our pho­tog­ra­pher Ar­wyn at the re­cent Na­tional Eisteddfod on An­gle­sey

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