How old is Iwan Thomas? – The Sun

FORMER Olympian Iwan Thomas will be back on our screens for the fourth season of Celebrity Hunted on Channel 4.

We take a deeper look at who the star is and what they are doing now.

Who is Iwan Thomas?

Iwan Thomas was born in Farnborough, London, on January 4, 1974,

His father was born to Welsh-born parents in Middlesex, and his mother's Welsh language speaking family were centred around the village of Llandderfel, Gwynedd.

He now lives in Southampton with his partner and first child, a son called Teddy.

Teddy was born in December 2018 and was diagnosed with Group B Streptococcal infection.

Luckily Teddy managed to make an excellent recovery, and since this, Iwan has raised awareness of the illness and supported the charity Group B Strep Support.

What Olympic medals did Iwan Thomas win?

The athlete is a former European and Commonwealth champion.

He won gold in the European championships in Budapest in the 400m and the 400m relay in 1998 after winning gold in the 400m relay at the Worlds in 1997.

In 1996, Thomas won silver in the 400m relay at the Atlanta Olympics.

Injury forced Thomas to retire from athletics in 2006, at the age of 32.

Two years later he was introduced into the Welsh Athletics Hall of Fame.

Since retiring, Thomas took part in the London marathon in 2015 as well as taking part in Great North Run.

Iwan was handed an MBE in 1998 and was the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year in the same year.

He has continued to appear at many major UK athletics meetings as an interviewer.

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What TV shows has Iwan Thomas starred in?

The star was a regular on Through the Keyhole and also appeared on Celebrity MasterChef and The Real Hustle.

He has also featured on Total Wipeout and Eggheads in 2010.

The 48-year-old co-presents MotoGP on BT Sport and previously presented the Paralympics in Rio for Channel 4.

He will also be remembered for being a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015, but he was the first to be eliminated on the show.

In 2017, he was a guest at "dictionary corner" on Countdown, on Channel 4.

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