BBC’s One Show to vist Langland

THE BBC’s One Show is set to pitch up in Langland golf club this week.

The popular week day magazine programme has chosen the Gower club as part of its series examining the regional accents of Great Britain.

The visit is sure to boost tourism in the area with the cameras set to capture the surrounding area – and you would have to go a fair way to beat the beauty of Langland Bay.

Andrew Minty, PGA Director of Golf at the club, explained: “The impressionist Alistair McGowan is doing a series of films for the One Show in which he has been travelling around the country to look at regional accents.

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“He is going to compare the Gower accent with that of somewhere like the Rhondda.

“A few of our staff and members were actually born on Gower and they will get to meet him.

“He will be on the golf course but also in Langland Bay itself. So the majority is sport related but it’s also for Wales and in particular the Gower Peninsula with the topic of his programme.

“Welcoming the free publicity that the club and surrounding area will get from being on a programme that attracts millions of viewers.”

He said: “It will be good for tourism in the area and with the Open rumoured to be going to Porthcawl and after the Ryder Cup in the Celtic manner, it can only raise the profile of golf in Wales.

“To have the One Show come down will be fantastic for Gower and Swansea and it will raise the profile of the area.”

The feature should raise a few memories for Alex Jones, who presents the show alongside Matt Baker, as she is originally from Ammanford.

The Welsh speaking former Ysgol Gymraeg Rhydaman and Maes yr Yrfa school pupil has raised the profile of Wales and the welsh accent since joining the show in 2010.

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