Alex Jones grateful to Jason Manford

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 February 2011
Alex Jones

Alex Jones

'The One Show' host Alex Jones is ''grateful'' to former co-host Jason Manford, who played a part in her appointment on the show

Alex Jones is "grateful" to former 'The One Show' co-host Jason Manford.

The Welsh TV presenter - who fronted the series alongside the married comedian until he resigned after admitting to sending saucy emails to a number of female fans - admitted she is thankful to Jason, as he had a big say in her appointment on the show.

She explained: "Where Jason is concerned, I've got a lot to be grateful for because he had a say in choosing me as his co-presenter.

"We went through a really pressurised time together - not just taking over from Adrian and Christine, but also because we moved to London at the same time and the city was new to both of us."

However, Alex - who was drafted in to fill Christine Bleakley's shoes on the BBC One show when she accepted a role fronting ITV1's 'Daybreak' - is enjoying presenting alongside new co-host Matt Baker, as the pair are able to "knuckle down" to the job.

She added: "Jason is so busy with his comedy whereas Matt and I can knuckle down and concentrate solely on the show. We can finally settle down.

"This period of unrest meant I've become the main presenter of the show, which is amazing - it was enough just to be on it - but having Matt takes the pressure off. Matt's a lovely guy, really professional and stable. It's the start of a new chapter for the show, I think."

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