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Siān Lloyd
Siān Lloyd (born July 3, 1958 in Maesteg, Bridgend, Wales) is an ITV Weather presenter.

A daughter of a Methodist Minister/artist father and a teacher mother, Lloyd attended Ystalyfera Bilingual School and performed at the Urdd Eisteddfod. She then read celtic studies at Cardiff University, and is a fluent Welsh language speaker. Lloyd dropped out of Oxford University while studying meteorology. She has meteorology qualifications but no meteorology degree, which is why she is never interviewed about the weather when there is a weather headline.

Lloyd started her media career as a researcher for BBC Wales Today nightly regional news programme, having responded to an advert in the media pages of The Guardian. She then became an announcer for S4C. Siān is a big fan of the BBC cult television show The Avengers and whilst working as an S4C in-vision continuity announcer she would often enthusiastically introduce The Avengers on a Saturday night whilst dressed in a variety of leather outfits. During a themed premiere for the film The Avengers she dressed in a skin-tight black catsuit, for which she won the prize for best costume.

Whilst working for Worldwide Television News in London, she was asked to work with the Met Office on documentaries on the weather. They asked Lloyd to do a screen test, and she became a weather presenter on S4C, before transferring to ITV Weather.

She rose to further fame when she appeared in I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, and is seen on television advertising Arthur Llewelyn-Jenkins furniture stores in Wales.

Proud of being Welsh, she set up SWS (meaning "kiss", and standing for "Social, Welsh and Sexy"), a Welsh networking club, in partnership with entertainer Stifyn Parri in the Groucho Club. Bryn Terfel and Siān Phillips are now patrons.

Siān is presently writing her autobiography.

While at Cardiff University, she met Mark Cavendish, a relative of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and now a businessman. They were together for 14 years, often visiting the family seat at Chatsworth House, while Cavendish managed her career to the point where she joined ITV Weather. Then in 1995 she had an affair with ITV Gulf War cameraman Greg Taylor, which resulted in a tabloid publicised love triangle.

From 2002 Lloyd was in a relationship with Lembit Öpik, the MP for Montgomeryshire, and engaged to him from 2004 to October 2006. The couple lived at Öpik's consitiuency house in Powys, and were due to marry in 2006. They met at a Liberal Democrats conference session where the Press meet the MPs, where they talked and she lost a ring. He found it, then lost it himself, then found it again two years later and called her - she had a spare ticket to go to the The Proms, and they started a relationship She called him "the most fascinating man I've ever met" and revealed that they enjoy sharing late night baths. She appeared on Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? with Öpik on 15 April 2006, winning £64,000 for charity.

In December 2006 it was revealed that the relationship had broken down. It was alleged that Lloyd had become more frustrated with Öpik's celebrity lifestyle, and he had become involved with 24 year old Gabriela Irimia of the Cheeky Girls pop duo.

Drives a British Racing green Audi TT, registration S14 NTT, laid out to spell SIAN TT

Career

  • Cardiff Broadcasting Company (1980-2)
  • BBC Wales Today, researcher (1982-4)
  • Development Board for Rural Wales, press officer (1984-6)
  • S4C, continuity announcer (1986-88)
  • Worldwide TV News (1988-90)
  • ITV Weather presenter (1990-)
  • How 2 presenter (1997)


 

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