Herald photographer pranked by ref Owens
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