A Welsh television producer, Alex Jones, is a presenter and famous for co-presenting the BBC One magazine named ‘ Programme The One Show.’ Her full name is Charlotte Alexander Jones, but most people know her as Alex Jones. She was also the co-host of the One Show Let’s Dance for Comic Relief in 2011.
Besides, he is also the presenter of the Travel show Tocyn Ticket. She appeared in Strictly Come Dancing’s 89th series in 2011. She hosted the BBC’s Castle concert in Edinburgh and presented a Gymnastics competition.
|Charlotte Alexandra Jones
|Date of Birth
|18 March 1977
|46 years old ( As of 2024)
|Charlie Thomson (m.2015)
Early Life and Education
Jones was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, to Mary and Alun Jones. She has a younger sister named Jennie. Although her first language at home was English, Jones attended Maes-yr-Yrfa, a Welsh language school, and is now fluent in Welsh.
As a child, she trained as a ballet dancer before studying theatre, film, and television at Aberystwyth University. During her studies, Jones appeared as a contestant on the first Sky 1 show, the Prickly Heat series, and even sat her final exams in Magaluf, Spain.
Alex Jones started her career as a television researcher after completing her studies at university. However, she was sacked twice, once for mistaking Mike Peters from the band The Alarm for a workman who had come to fix the office alarm. Later, a producer at Avanti Productions invited her to audition for the camera when she was 21.
Her first job as a presenter was for BBC Choice, and she then joined S4C as a presenter on the singing programme Cân i Gymru (A Song for Wales). She developed a specialty in presenting Welsh-language children’s programs on S4C, such as Hip neu Sgip and Salon, along with occasional appearances on mainstream British television, including Channel 4’s RI: SE.
She presented several shows on S4C, such as the travel show Tocyn (Ticket) with Aled Samuel, the extreme sports show Chwa, and was part of the crew on Jonathan Davies’s Welsh-language rugby show Jonathan for the 2010 Six Nations Championship. She was also a regular co-host on Real Radio GMG in Wales.
On 25 July 2010, She was announced as the new female co-host of The One Show, replacing Christine Bleakley. She also replaced Claudia Winkleman’s co-presenter of Let’s Dance for Comic Relief during the program’s third series in February 2011. She was also part of the BBC team for The Royal Wedding 2011 and presented the United Kingdom’s points in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.
Since 2012, Jones, along with Matt Baker and John Inverdale, has co-hosted The Sport Relief Games Show, live coverage of the Sport Relief games that afternoon.
Jones has hosted several events and shows, such as the Live at Edinburgh Castle concert on BBC One 2014. She presented the BBC One gymnastics competition series Tumble in 2014. In 2015, she began presenting the daytime series Close Calls: On Camera for BBC One, and in 2016, she started co-hosting the BBC series Shop Well for Less? alongside Steph McGovern.
In September 2016, she fronted a one-off documentary, Alex Jones – Fertility and Me, for BBC One. She also presented The Secrets in My Family, a primetime documentary series for UKTV’s W channel.
Apart from this, She competed in the ninth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2011, partnered with James Jordan. However, they were eliminated a week before the final and finished 5th overall in the competition.
On 10 July 2012, Alex Jones was honored as a Fellow of Aberystwyth University. In August 2015, Jones was appointed as a member of the Gorsedd of the Bards during a ceremony at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Meifod, Powys. Her contribution to Welsh culture was recognized and awarded this honor.
In February 2016, Jones was granted a restraining order against a homeless man who had sent her vulgar tweets and had turned up at her workplace, claiming to be in love with her. As a result, he was banned from contacting Jones and her family.
On 2 September 2016, She announced via Twitter that she and her husband were expecting their first child. She took maternity leave after her last appearance on The One Show on 6 January 2017.
Later, on 26 January 2017, Jones announced via a live telephone call to The One Show that she had given birth to a baby boy. Later that year, she suffered a miscarriage. In December 2018, She announced on The One Show that she was pregnant again. On 13 May 2019, she gave birth to a baby boy at Queen Charlotte Hospital.
In March 2021, She announced on BBC’s The One Show that she was pregnant with her third child. On 21 August 2021, Jones gave birth to a baby girl.
Alex Jones net worth is estimated to be between $1 million – $5 million. She earned this wealth throughout her career.
Social Media Presence
Alex Jones is an active user on various social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. She has amassed over 253.1k followers on her Instagram account under the username (@alexjonesthomson). On Twitter, she has over 234.3k followers under the username (@MissAlexjones). She regularly shares updates about her daily routine and photos on her profile.