Alex has co-presented the BBC One magazine show The One Show since August 2010, with Matt Baker and Chris Evans. Since 2011, Jones has co-hosted Let's Dance for Comic Relief alongside Steve Jones, having replaced Claudia Winkleman.
- 2 Career
- 3 Filmography
- 4 Personal life
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Charlotte Alexandra Jones was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, and has a younger sister Jennie. Her first language at home was English, but Alex was educated at Welsh language school Maes yr Yrfa, and is now fluent in both English and Welsh. After training as a ballet dancer as a child, Jones studied theatre, film and television at the University of Aberystwyth, sitting her finals exams in Magaluf, Spain while appearing as a contestant on the Sky1 show Prickly Heat.
On graduation Jones became a television researcher, but after being sacked twice was asked by a producer at Avanti productions to take a try in front of the camera. Her first presenting job was for BBC Choice, and she then joined S4C as a presenter on singing programme Cân i Gymru. (English: A Song for Wales) Jones developed a speciality presenting Welsh-language children's programmes on S4C, including Hip neu Sgip? and Salon, alongside occasional appearances on mainstream British television, including Channel 4's RI:SE.
Jones currently presents S4C travel show Tocyn (English: Ticket) on S4C with Aled Samuel, the extreme sports show Chwa, and was part of the crew on Jonathan Davies' Welsh-languagerugby show Jonathan for the 2010 Six Nations Championship. Jones is a regular co-host on Real Radio GMG in Wales.
She presented the United Kingdom's points in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.Strictly Come Dancing
On 6 September 2011, it was announced that Jones would take part in the ninth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2011. In the launch show, on 10 September, she was partnered with James Jordan. Alex and James were eliminated a week before the final, and finished 5th overall in the competition.
|1||Cha Cha Cha / "When Love Takes Over"||22 (4,6,6,6)||Safe|
|2||Foxtrot / "Have You Met Miss Jones?"||29 (6,8,7,8)||Safe|
|3||Viennese Waltz / "Memory"||32 (8,8,8,8)||Safe|
|4||Rumba / "Run"||25 (4,7,7,7)||Safe|
|5||Paso Doble / "Bring Me to Life"||31 (7,8,8,8)||Safe|
|6||Quickstep / "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"||31 (7,8,8,8)||Safe|
|7||Jive / "River Deep, Mountain High"||31 (7,8,8,8)||Safe|
|8||Tango / "Relax"||35 (8,9,9,9)||Safe|
|9||Charleston / "Me and My Baby"||29 (6,7,8,8)||Safe|
|10||American Smooth / "Oh, Pretty Woman"||34 (8,8,9,9)||Safe|
|11||Waltz / "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman"||34 (7,9,9,9)||N/A|
|11||Salsa / "1-2-3"||31 (7,8,8,8)||Eliminated|
|2010—||The One Show||BBC One||Co-presenter, alongside Matt Baker|
|2011—||Let's Dance for Comic Relief||Co-presenter, alongside Steve Jones|
|2011||Strictly Come Dancing||Participant, in the ninth series|
Alex was in a relationship with television presenter Matt Johnson for six years until 2009, but now has a new boyfriend named Charlie.
On 10 July 2012, Jones became a Fellow of Aberystwyth University.
She won £1,000 for charity on a celebrity edition of The Chase in November 2013.
In 2012, Alex became a member of Team Rickshaw alongside co-host Matt Baker on the BBC One show The One Show to raise money on behalf of the Children in Need charity. Team Rickshaw completed a treacherous journey across the heartlands of England and Wales, by means of pedal powered rickshaw. Outstanding to all those on looking, was the will and perseverance of six young adults who overcame all their expectations and putting aside their difference completed the 411 mile course. Raising an estimated 1.9 million pounds for the charity and raising an untold amount of awareness to the difficulties of living with disabilities. Each day started as a 6am start, and beginning in LlandudnoWales on Friday 9 November, the first rider took to the saddle with the support and constant encouragement of Matt Baker at their sway. Covered each night on The One Show the team traveled South across Wales, making each map destination Dolgellau, Lampeter, Swansea, Cardiff, Bath, Salisbury, Reading, and finally completing their task at the BBC Television centre, White City on Friday 16 November 2012.
She also took part in the 2013 Team Rickshaw Challenge for Children in Need.