A CHILDREN’S TV icon has been adventuring in south Wales - including in Barry.

TV presenter, Timmy Mallett, was “thrilled” to be at Barry Island earlier today (April 24).

Describing Barry Island as the home of Gavin and Stacey he took the opportunity to snap a picture by Marco's Cafe which features photos of cast members from the sitcom.

During his visit to Barry Island, Mr Mallet said:

“I’m just thrilled to be here. It is such a magical place.”

He also praised James Corden, who co-wrote and starred in Gavin and Stacey, adding: “You wrote a brilliant, brilliant show – I love it!”

Mr Mallett met owner of Marco's Cafe, Marco Zeraschi, for a chat and a sandwich before setting off through Porthkerry Country Park.

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He described the spring blossom as "delightful" and Barry's viaduct as "majestic".

Why is Timmy Mallet in south Wales?

Timmy Mallett is adventuring with a 4,000 mile bike ride around the coast of Britain.

Along his travels he is painting scenes of the places he visits, including Penarth Beach.

Following on from Barry, he's been to Llantwit Major - battling the windy weather near the home of Llantwit Major AFC and looking around St Illtyd's Church in Llantwit Major.

The celebrity has also recently travelled to Wick, Porthcawl, and Port Talbot.

Ahead of his arrival in Barry he'd visited Chepstow Castle in Monmouthshire and the Transporter Bridge in Newport.