New Host for The One Show: Vernon Kay Replaces Alex Jones

New Host for The One Show: Vernon Kay Replaces Alex Jones

Alex Jones was replaced by Vernon Kay on Tuesday’s edition of The One Show.

The TV presenter, 47, didn’t appear on the BBC evening show – shortly after announcing she is moving house in an emotional Instagram post.

Vernon, 50, took the reins of the famous green sofa alongside Lauren Laverne, 46, in a previously unannounced switch-up. 

The pair – who started replacing the regular presenters from Monday – were joined by the cast of tornado blockbuster Twisters, including Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell and Anthony Ramos – as well as comedy alum Alan Carr.

Despite Alex not making any formal announcement, nor her absence being mentioned on the show – it seemed to coincide with the star’s house move. 

New Host for The One Show: Vernon Kay Replaces Alex Jones

Alex Jones was not leading The One Show on Tuesday’s episode as she was instead replaced by Vernon Kay (pictured with Lauren Laverne) 

The beloved host, 47, didn't appear on the hit BBC show as usual - just shortly after announcing she is moving home in an emotional Instagram post

The beloved host, 47, didn’t appear on the hit BBC show as usual – just shortly after announcing she is moving home in an emotional Instagram post

The BBC star kept her Instagram followers up-to-date on her journey as she shared a clip just on Sunday.

Alex – who has been a regular host on The One Show since 2010 – admitted it was an ’emotional’ time for her as she prepared to leave her former home of 11 years.

‘This was emotional. After 11 years, we are MOVING HOUSE. Would love any packing tips you have??,’ she captioned the clip, seeking her fans’ advice.

Speaking the camera, she shared: ‘So here’s a bit of news: we’re moving home! Aggggh!

‘I’m finding it a little bit emotional.’

The presenter then showed off countless piles of boxes and went through sentimental bits such as a baby book and a children’s memory box.

Taking a trip down the memory lane she grabbed another huge box and said: ‘This one is a mammoth. It’s a children’s art work. And there’s tons of it.

Alex then displayed items she was giving away including a fluffy beanie and then brought out a party box.

As the presenter took over the gruelling packing task – she admitted candidly: ‘I don’t know myself. For the first time in my life I don’t know where my things are.’

She admitted it was an 'emotional' time for her as she prepared to leave her now former home of 11 years in three weeks time in an Instagram clip shared on Sunday

She admitted it was an ’emotional’ time for her as she prepared to leave her now former home of 11 years in three weeks time in an Instagram clip shared on Sunday

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As the presenter took over the gruelling packing task - she admitted candidly: 'I don't know myself. For the first time in my life I don't know where my things are'

As the presenter took over the gruelling packing task – she admitted candidly: ‘I don’t know myself. For the first time in my life I don’t know where my things are’

Last month, Alex was snapped enjoying a rare date night in Mayfair with her husband Charlie Thomson. 

The host has been happily married to the insurance broker for nine years, and share sons Teddy, seven, Kit, five, and daughter Annie, three.

They had enjoyed dinner at Bacchanalia and were joined by Declan Donnelly and his wife Ali Astall.

Both couples were there to celebrate Katherine Jenkins’ upcoming 43rd birthday for a swanky dinner.

Alex’s husband Charlie looked to be in great spirits, after battling physical and mental health issues.

In 2023, Alex revealed that husband Charlie had become a ‘shadow of himself’ as he battled with his mental health, and she said she watched him ‘fall apart’ after becoming seriously ill with Lyme Disease and viral meningitis. 

Alex told Gabby Logan on her podcast The Midpoint: ‘I think what drives me is the fact that we have got three young children, and I feel, for them, I need to do the best to preserve myself. 

‘Mum and dad have always been healthy, growing up we’ve always eaten a balanced diet, but more so, Charlie and I are focused on that.’

Asked how he was doing now, Alex replied: ‘He’s good, yes. He’s in a way better place now to where we were a year ago but diet has played a huge part in that. We always eat relatively well but he’s quite into nutrition.

She revealed she struggles to understand Charlie’s mental health battle and has been honest with him in lengthy conversations. 

The host has been happily married to insurance broker Charlie Thomson for nine years (pictured together)

The host has been happily married to insurance broker Charlie Thomson for nine years (pictured together)

The couple share sons Teddy, seven, Kit, five, and daughter Annie, three

The couple share sons Teddy, seven, Kit, five, and daughter Annie, three  

She said: ‘He tries to explain it, and I said: “Do you think I’m a terrible person because I don’t quite get it?” And he says: “No, but because you’re trying to get it, I love you for that”. But he said it is hard to fully understand it.’

‘I listen to lots of podcasts where depression is discussed at length. And some of the time I feel if you’re really depressed – and I ‘ve seen it in the last few months – you’re not alright enough to be on a podcast. And I’m confused as to where we are.

‘You feel the pressure because suddenly you’re the breadwinner, you’re the parent who is functioning. 

‘Just life admin is now your responsibility, plus the person you love most is falling apart in front of you and you’re trying to piece them together without proper understanding of how best to go about that.’ 

‘I wouldn’t go into detail because Charlie’s super private, but I think it’s worth sharing because it knocks you for six as a family – not just the person going through it, but the person that then has to deal with the fall out of the whole thing. It’s full on.’

 

 

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