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The One Show presenter Alex Jones lands SURPRISE new BBC job

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There are exciting times ahead for Alex...

Alex Jones has announces that she has landed an exciting new job with the BBC.

As well as presenting The One Show on weeknights, Alex has become a household name over the years after hosting numerous BBC One programmes and taking part in Strictly Come Dancing.

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Fans know Alex Jones for presenting The One Show on weeknights (Picture: BBC)

A new venture...

But Alex is about to add another string to her bow after joining the team at BBC Radio Wales.

Alex will be presenting a new weekend show called 'Sunday Morning with...' with will start on 6th September and air from 9.30am until 11am.

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The presenter has signed up to host six consecutive weeks of shows, and joining her on the first show will be Rhod Gilbert and Sian Harriers who will be discussing starting their own podcast during lockdown.

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Alex Jones has signed up to join BBC Radio Wales (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Ray Burmiston)

Denise Van Outen will also be chatting to Alex about musicals, while Welsh entrepreneurs Sophie and Hannah Pycroft, aka the Spectrum Sisters, will be revealing how they are taking the beauty world by storm.

The Sunday morning breakfast slot has previously been filled by the likes of Carol Vorderman, athlete Colin Jackson, Keeping Faith star Eve Myles, actress Suzanne Packer and broadcaster Anna Ryder Richardson.

Weekend excitement 

Speaking of her new weekend role, Alex said in a statement: "I'm so excited to get my headphones back on for BBC Radio Wales and play some of my favourite songs.

"There is something so special about radio - the connection you can have with the listeners and there's something extra special about talking to people in Wales.

The Secrets in My Family Alex Jones Monday 6th November

Alex's schedule is about to get busy as she takes on a weekend radio show (Picture: UKTV) (Image credit: UKTV)

Colin Paterson, BBC Radio Wales Editor, added: "Alex is one of the country's best-loved presenters. Her style and warmth makes her perfect for radio.

"I'm over the moon that she's joining the line-up here at BBC Radio Wales."

The One Show airs Monday to Friday at 7pm on BBC One - see our TV Guide for full listings. 

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.