Alex Jones: The One Show host in baby admission as she talks home life ‘Not a mistake’

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Alex Jones, 43, was joined by her co-host Michael Ball, 58, on The One Show yesterday. The BBC favourite chatted with sports host Gabby Logan, 47, who quizzed the Welsh-born presenter on having two young babies to care for.

It comes after Gabby talked about her new podcast Midpoint which focuses on people who are middle-aged trying to reach their goals later in life.

As talk turned to their respective children, Gabby asked: “Alex, you’ve got young kids. How old are you?”

With a slight frown, Alex replied: “I’m 43, Gab,” before jokingly saying: “I’ll tell you what, having young children now was not…”

The One Show host trailed off as she looked towards her show guest and Pointless host Richard Osman.

Alex cheekily joked that having two young sons at her age was “not a mistake” but “hard”.

She went on: “I’m not going to say it was a mistake but it’s hard.”

Richard cheekily replied: “We all told you, Alex,” as she burst into laughter.

Alex shares three-year-old Teddy and one-year-old Kit with her husband Charlie Thomson.

The couple have been married for five years after they tied the knot in 2015.

The BBC favourite previously opened up about the challenges she faced while trying to keep her children entertained during the coronavirus lockdown.

Alex admitted the pair had “exhausted” every activity at home.

Opening up about the chaotic period to The Telegraph’s Stella Magazine, Alex said: “We have exhausted every puzzle, every scrapbook, every bit of Play-Doh, every book. We are just going around in circles.”


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In spite of the challenges, Alex told the publication she has enjoyed spending extra time with her loved ones, as her husband, an insurance broker, has also been working from home.

However, Charlie’s workspace has proved to be slightly inconvenient for the Welsh television personality, as it is based in their bedroom.

She divulged: “I now have to get into bed by climbing over his office chair.”

Alex went on to reveal she is the early riser in her marriage and is ready to look after their sons from 5am, as Charlie is “hopeless in the morning”.

She divulged: “My husband is amazing, but he’s hopeless in the morning.”

Meanwhile, Alex had reason to celebrate after it was revealed she will be hosting her own show on BBC Radio Wales starting next month.

“I’m so excited to get my headphones back on for BBC Radio Wales and to play some of my favourite songs,” Alex recently explained.

“The connection you can have with the listeners and there’s something extra special about talking to people in Wales,” she added.

So far, the Sunday morning slot has been presented by the likes of Eve Myles, Carol Vorderman, Colin Jackson, Suzanne Packer and broadcaster Anna Ryder Richardson.

The One Show airs tonight at 7pm.

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