Born and bred in the Land of Song, Connie Fisher sprang to fame after winning BBC One talent contest How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? Now a much-celebrated presenter and producer, she talks to us about her favourite spots in historic Wales.
What is your favourite Cadw site and why?
I have performed at Caerphilly Castle numerous times with the BBC Proms and I find it spellbinding. It’s an extraordinary place.
What’s the best bit about the site?
It feels like a magical place when you drive past at night. The moat is particularly amazing — I have often passed by to see the moon reflecting on the water and it is truly spectacular.
You have been involved in many stage productions over the years but which Cadw site would you choose as the setting of an open-air production?
I adore Caerphilly Castle but if I were to do another show I would love to perform at Tintern Abbey. Although I present BBC One’s Songs of Praise, I haven’t been lucky enough to film at Tintern — yet. It is a stunning building which I could look at for hours — so I keep hoping to be asked!
Which other Cadw sites do you hope to visit soon?
Oxwich Castle. I visit the Gower for a quick holiday every summer but have never visited this impressive-looking castle, even though it is very close to the place where we stay. This summer I’ll put it to the top of our list!
What have you got coming up in 2018?
I have just finished working on a BBC One documentary called Baby Love, which aired in January 2018 and is now on BBC iplayer. Plus, I’ll continue to present BBC One’s Songs of Praise and also my Sunday morning radio show for BBC Radio Wales.
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