Aled first captured my heart when I heard him singing the theme from The Snowman - We're Walking In the Air. Having spent a long time at my grandparents' house I became used to seeing him on Songs of Praise and realised what a brilliant singer he was and how charismatic. His personality really shone through during the second series of Strictly Come Dancing showing he is game for a laugh and is an extremely funny and cheeky guy. He seemed up for anything and was turning into a talented dancer with a little help from Lilia. I think he should have reached the final.
I am annoyed that some people only remember him for his work as a choirboy, but his albums as a grown up are far greater and show his true talent.