Alex Jones made Lionel Richie cancel tour dates

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 June 2015
Alex Jones

Alex Jones

Alex Jones once gave the norovirus to soul legend Lionel Richie after he surprised her with a cheeky kiss on the lips

'The One Show' host Alex Jones gave Lionel Richie the Norovirus.

The 38-year-old beauty has revealed the 'All Night Long' hitmaker had to cancel two gigs after they met as she'd been suffering from the vomiting bug when he surprised her by pecking her on the lips.

She explained: "I'm not ill very often but I remember the norovirus was rife at the time and I started to feel very dodgy.

"I had a day off but then I probably went back into work a day too early so I was still infectious.

"After Lionel and I had just finished our chat on the show, I went to give him a kiss on the cheek and he went in for the lips. He caught Norovirus off me and had to cancel two of his tour dates."

The Welsh presenter confessed that while she did feel a bit bad for the 65-year-old star, she thinks it was his own fault for going for her lips.

Alex joked to The Sun newspaper: "I did feel a bit guilty but, essentially, don't be so forward Lionel! If he'd gone for the cheek, he would have been fine!"

The 'One Show' host is now nervous about bumping into Lionel at the upcoming Glastonbury music festival, where she is set to present coverage alongside co-host Chris Evans, as he is performing on the main stage on the Sunday.

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