Brought up in Brynamman, after passing his 11 Plus entrance examination he attended Amman Valley Grammar School where fellow pupils included Vernon Pugh and John Cale.
Upon completing his school education, he tried to join the Royal Air Force as he had always wanted to be a pilot, but was turned down because he suffers from hay fever. He subsequently left Ammanford and went to Cardiff to train as a teacher. Teaching career
Noble"s early professional career was in education and in the latter years he was a Head Teacher of two primary schools in the County of Powys.
One school was in Pontneddfechan, near Glynneath and the other in Llangattock, near Crickhowell.
Where he qualified as a bus driver to drive children on school trips. Hosts a television show called "The Noble Prize" awarding trophies to worthy causes.
Noble"s move to broadcasting was gradual and part-time, writing and presenting a weekly "Letter from Aberdare" monologue for the Master of Arts programme on British Broadcasting Corporation Radio Wales. He eventually joined the British Broadcasting Corporation in Wales full-time in 1985, and went onto present weekday magazine shows for Radio Wales for 27 years, winning high audience figures and a 1999 Sony Award.
In September 2012, Noble began presenting a Sunday morning show for the station.
Television appearances have included a diet programme with Barbara Dickson and a series of Noble Guides covering many subjects from Paris to "Manliness and Mortality". He was a regular co-presenter on the Welsh language evening magazine programme Heno (Tonight) for seven years. Charity and other works
He was Chairman of the Wales Youth Agency from 1998 to 2001 and is often involved with public engagements and initiatives.
In the 2001 Queens Birthday Honours List, he was awarded an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to the community and for charity support in Wales.
Roy is an ambassador for age-positive charity Royal Voluntary Service, previously known as WRVS. In 2007 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Mid-Glamorgan. Roy has appeared as an after-dinner speaker at many organisations, clubs, and societies, including engagements in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Canada.
Roy is currently the Patron for Radio City 1386AM - The American Business Media University Health Board"s Radio Service based in Singleton Hospital, Swansea. Personal life
The couple have one son Richard.