Alex Jones facing One Show axe?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 August 2011
Alex Jones

Alex Jones

BBC One bosses are reportedly holding secret auditions to replace Alex Jones on 'The One Show'

Alex Jones is reportedly set to be axed from 'The One Show'.

The Welsh presenter has starred as main female host on the BBC One show since Christine Bleakley left in August last year, but sources say bosses are already holding secret auditions with a view to replacing her.

TV chiefs are said to be unconvinced by the chemistry between Alex and current co-host Matt Baker, and ratings are also down on the same period in 2010.

An insider told the Daily Star newspaper: "The bosses are planning a major shake-up soon. Alex joined the show last year and was paired with Jason Manford but then he got involved in a Twitter sex text scandal and had to leave.

"Then she had to co-host with a string of stand-ins before the ­producers opted for Matt Baker. This latest pairing doesn't ­appear to be working out as well people hoped."

Show chiefs are considering replacing Alex with former presenter of Channel 4's 'Big Breakfast' and current 'Total Wipeout' co-host Amanda Byram, 37, who was screen tested for the role last year but lost out to Alex.

'The One Show' has gone from being one of the BBC's 12 top-rated programmes, regularly commanding over five million viewers when it was presented by Christine and Adrian Chiles, but has now slipped to only making the top 30 most popular shows on the network.

However, a BBC spokesperson has denied the claims.

They said: "We can categorically confirm 'The One Show' have not screen-tested anyone for the main presenter roles, nor do they have any plans to."


1. John Devlin9 Aug 2011, 8:36pm Report

I enjoy seeing the lovely Alex on The One Show. Even if nobody else likes her Welsh accent or the fact that she speaks Welsh, I do. I support the use of the Welsh language and all the other Celtic languages, and I deplore the English-speaking world's dislike of languages other than English because about 70% of our vocabulary comes from Latin, Greek, French and dozens of other languages. So who do we think we are to say that we dislike other languages? I have heard Alex speak Welsh only once since she joined The One Show. Let's hear her speak Welsh more often!

2. asrobs1 Sep 2012, 1:45pm Report

I hope they do not remove or replace Alex, in my opinion they would be better off using Matt for the five days and dumping the ginger idiot

3. Jalopy8 Jan 2013, 7:36pm Report

I am stunned that Alex Jones has been axed. She is a lovely,bubbly girl and brought humour to the show. Can,t stand the replacement so it's radio for me at 7p.m.

4. Jim C.9 Jul 2013, 1:59pm Report

If Alex is chopped from the one show, I won't bother watching it any more, she's a fantastic presenter, Bubbly, sexy, and a true professional with a sentimental side ( regarding when she got choked up in a recent interveiw with someone loosing their parents to cancer ) its a credit to her !

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