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Huw Edwards: who are the newsreader's wife and children?

Meet Huw Edwards' wife Vicky Flind and his five children here

BBC newsreader Huw Edwards speaks at the UK Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony in Westminster on January 27, 2020 in London, England. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Holocaust memorial day takes place an
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Huw Edwards's wife Vicky Flind has named the BBC presenter as the man engulfed in an explicit pictures row. Huw has been a newsreader for some of the most notably moments in recent times, including announcing the death of the Queen as well as being front and centre during the coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla. 

However, the presenter is now in a storm of controversy after Vickyconfirmed that the Welsh journalist was now in hospital being treated for mental health difficulties.

Here is all we know about Vicky, a TV producer...

Huw Edwards and wife Vicky in 2018© Draper/Noble
Huw Edwards and wife in Dec 2018

Who is Huw Edwards' wife?

Huw Edwards, 61, is married to Vicky Flind, a television producer who has previously worked out shows including This Week, Peston and Britain's Next Prime Minister. 

The pair live in South London.

Huw Edwards and wife Vicky Find pictured in South London in 2018. She has today named him as the suspended BBC presenter at the centre of allegations of paying for sexual images.


Pictures by Noble/Draper 

Vicky named him as the suspended BBC presenter at the centre of allegations of paying for sexual images

Who are Huw Edwards' children?

Vicky and Huw and share five children, all of whom are grown up. The couple share three sons, Dan, Sammy and Amos, and two daughters, Hannah and Rebecca.

Chatting to The Guardian about their youngsters, Huw said: "There’s a principle that your youngest child gets a far better crack of the whip than your eldest. All your anxieties and inexperience and cluelessness as a parent are taken out on your eldest child.

"By the time you get to your youngest, in my case number five, you’re a brilliant parent. So if you could give a parent all the patience and knowledge that they would have with their second or third child or whatever to the first, that’s the one piece of advice I’d give."

Huw Edwards with his son Daniel© Getty
Huw Edwards with his son Daniel

He also opened up about speaking Welsh in the household, telling Wales Online: "For the most part English is the main language because my wife doesn't speak Welsh.

"I was able to concentrate a lot of time on my eldest two children who have got a good level of understanding in Welsh but the others less so. Three of my sons are linguists actually and I've got a daughter who is a linguist. Their facility to speak, pronounce and understand, it's quite good but what you won't get is a fluent conversation… They talk frequently to my mum who is back in Llanelli and they are very aware of the heritage of my dad and the fact he was such a big figure in Welsh language culture and are very proud of that."

Huw Edwards attends the official opening gala of 'TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh' © Getty
Huw keeps his personal life very private

What did Huw Edwards' wife say about the explicit images?

Her statement read: "In light of the recent reporting regarding the 'BBC Presenter' I am making this statement on behalf of my husband Huw Edwards, after what have been five extremely difficult days for our family. I am doing this primarily out of concern for his mental well-being and to protect our children.

"Huw is suffering from serious mental health issues. As is well documented, he has been treated for severe depression in recent years. The events of the last few days have greatly worsened matters, he has suffered another serious episode and is now receiving in-patient hospital care where he'll stay for the foreseeable future.

"Once well enough to do so, he intends to respond to the stories that have been published. To be clear Huw was first told that there were allegations being made against him last Thursday. In the circumstances and given Huw's condition I would like to ask that the privacy of my family and everyone else caught up in these upsetting events is respected. I know that Huw is deeply sorry that so many colleagues have been impacted by the recent media speculation. We hope this statement will bring that to an end."

Huw Edwards © Jeff Overs
Huw was named by his wife

Huw Edwards home burglary

While the pair keep their personal life private, Huw did speak out back in 2019 after their home was burgled. Reassuring fans, he said: "Just for the record - following some misleading (shock!) press reports. Yes, we had a burglary. No, I didn’t chase the burglar. The police are dealing with it. It happened a month ago. We’re all fine."

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