I went off radar ... now I want to do her proud

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BRI­TAIN’S Got Tal­ent star Gruffydd Wyn told how he has been through a “very dif­fi­cult time” fol­low­ing the death of his nain.

The 22-year-old star, who has just made an­other “big an­nounce­ment” fol­low­ing his suc­cess on the tal­ent show, said he is “work­ing hard” to make her proud af­ter she died sud­denly at home last month.

The for­mer the­atre as­sis­tant at Pon­tio in Ban­gor, who lived with his nain Al­wena in Aml­wch, took a step back fol­low­ing his loss.

But now, in a bid to achieve his dream that his nain pushed him to fol­low, Gruff has an­nounced de­tails for his very first tour next year.

Be­gin­ning in South Wales in March, he will make his way up north to Rhyl on March 22.

He will per­form in Mold on the 23rd, be­fore he re­turns to Pon­tio for the fi­nal date on April 13.

Gruff, who will switch on Holy­well’s Christ­mas lights later this month, said: “It’s been a dream for a while, so to see it fi­nally be­ing achieved means the world to me.

“I am thrilled to be an­nounc­ing my first ever tour. I’m very ex­ited to get on the road.

“I have been off the radar a lit­tle due to the pass­ing of my nain, which has been very dif­fi­cult, but I am get­ting there.

“I’m work­ing hard to achieve the suc­cess that she al­ways wanted me to have.

“Me and my fam­ily are over­whelmed with the sup­port and kind­ness of peo­ple dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time, and we are very grate­ful.”

While he has hinted that fans can ex­pect some spe­cial guests at some of the shows, he said to ex­pect “a lot of new songs”, as well as some old favourites.

Gruff, who won Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer on Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent ear­lier this year, added: “I’ve re­cently played at Pon­tio and it was an in­cred­i­ble feel­ing to be on the stage of the place where I once worked.

“The re­ac­tion I got af­ter that per­for­mance to a full house was elec­tric, so if I can do the same thing again, I will be thrilled.

“I’m ex­ited about the whole thing. I’m go­ing to be learn­ing so much while I pre­pare to hit the road, and the thought of that re­ally ex­cites me.

“And I’m re­ally ex­cited to be play­ing with a live band and per­form­ing at venues that I haven’t been to be­fore.”

De­spite not hear­ing any­thing from Si­mon Cow­ell since be­ing on the show, the singer, who was nom­i­nated for a Na­tional Re­al­ity TV Award in Septem­ber, re­vealed he still has plans to re­lease his own al­bum.

“I won’t say too much yet, but there are plans for an al­bum.”

Gruffydd Wyn, who lived with his nain Al­wena in Aml­wch, took a step back from the pub­lic eye fol­low­ing his loss

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