The ‘voice of Somerset’ to become a Somerset Day Patron

One of Somerset’s best-known figures Clinton Rogers, the voice of Somerset for the BBC for over 40 years, is to become a Patron of Somerset Day. Clinton has been a journalist since the age of 16 and has covered almost every conceivable story in Somerset and further afield. Never afraid to challenge and probe, he has always been a passionate advocate for his home County Somerset.

Commenting on becoming a Somerset Day Patron, Clinton said "I was deeply honoured to be asked to be a Patron of Somerset Day. I've always felt it was an inspired idea to promote our beautiful county which, in my opinion, is too often under-sold. Somerset truly is a great county to live, work and play and anything I can do to shout about that I will !"

Clinton joins existing Somerset Day Patrons Mrs Anne Maw, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset; His Grace the Duke of Somerset DL; The Rt Revd Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton; Michael Eavis CBE and Edward Bayntun-Coward DL.

Said Founder of Somerset Day, Nigel Muers-Raby, “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Clinton as a Patron. He shares our belief in his desire to support Somerset’s communities, organisations and independent businesses. We are confident his passion for his home county will inspire others to celebrate all we have to offer in Somerset”.