One Show presenter Alex Jones has announced she’s pregnant and due to have her first baby in the New Year. The 39-year-old, who married her husband Charlie Thompson in December 2015, revealed her exciting news on Twitter and said that she feels “so lucky”.

Alex JonesAlex Jones is due to have her first child in the New Year

The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant and presenter met her husband when she was 34 and explained that she had wanted to wait to marry someone who would be a "great father".

The Welsh star tweeted: "Charlie & I are very happy to confirm that we’re expecting a baby in the New Year.

"Feel so lucky that we’re about to become parents."

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Jones is currently making a documentary entitled The Truth About Fertility and gave an interview to the Radio Times about the show.

She said: "My mum went through the menopause early at 43 but I don’t regret leaving it late.

"I wanted to marry someone who would be a great father. He came along when I was older and now children could happen, which is great."

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Fans were quick to congratulate the One Show host on her news with one follower tweeting that they were "thrilled".

Another wrote: "Most warm congratulations on your wonderful news. Praying that all goes well."