Who is presenting The One Show tonight? There are two new permanent hosts as we reveal who will be on the sofa tonight…
The One Show has confirmed two new permanent hosts following Matt Baker’s exit last year. The popular primetime show, which airs on weeknights on BBC One from 7pm, started back in 2006 and this is the first new permanent hosts have been appointed on the programme in a decade.
Previously guest presenters like Kym Marsh and Chris Ramsey had been filling in for Matt and presenting alongside regular host Alex Jones, who announced she was pregnant with her third child back in March. Alex has since given birth to her baby and is on maternity leave.
And ahead of tonight’s instalment, you might be wondering what guests are on The One Show and which presenter will be sat on the sofa instead of Alex…
Who is presenting The One Show tonight?
Jermaine Jenas will co-present with Alex Scott from Monday to Wednesday.
Samantha is covering for Alex Jones who is currently on maternity leave after giving birth to her baby girl.
Alex made a brief appearance earlier this month to reveal her cute baby name to viewers.
“Her name is Annie,” Alex revealed as she confessed it was “feeding time at the zoo”, as her newborn latched on to breastfeed.
Meanwhile, Ronan Keating will be joined by Samantha Quek to present Thursday and Friday episodes of The One Show.
Jermaine’s debut show earlier this year came as Jermaine announces his wife Ellie Penfold is pregnant with their first son. Congratulations!
Who are the new One Show presenters?
Former footballer Jermaine Jenas and singer Ronan Keating have joined long-standing Welsh host Alex Jones to be new presenters on The One Show and will continue to host while Alex takes a maternity break.
The new presenting format, which started on Monday, 10th May, and saw Jermaine co-present with Alex, who has hosted since 2010, from Monday to Wednesday. While Ronan will take his position on the sofa on Thursdays and Fridays.
Since Matt Baker announced his departure from the show last year, Alex has been co-hosting the show with guest presenters – including Jermaine and Ronan – and after their brief stints in front of the camera, they have been made permanent replacements.
Speaking about his new role, Jermaine, 38, said, “I’ve absolutely loved being a part of The One Show, Alex, the team and the viewers have made me feel so welcome and we’ve had a lot of fun already. I’m really looking forward to joining as a full-time host alongside Ronan.”
If you’re wondering why Jermaine Jenas stopped playing football, it’s because he was unable to fully recover from a knee injury so he formally announced his retirement from football in January 2016 on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
Former Boyzone Star, Ronan Keating, who is dad to sons Jack, 22, and Cooper, four, and daughters Missy, 20, Ali, 15, and Coco, who was born last year, has been a fan of the show for years.
He said, “I’m so delighted to officially be a part of The One Show family. It’s a show I’ve loved for many years as both a guest and a host and I can’t wait to get started alongside Alex, Jermaine and the wonderful team behind the scenes.”
The BBC confirmed that members of The One Show’s extended family of presenters, including Amol Rajan, Alex Scott and Chris Ramsey, who welcomed his second child with wife Rosie this year, will continue to co-host episodes across the year.
Speaking about her new co-hosts, Alex said, “Presenting The One Show is such a special privilege, especially in the last year. I am proud of the role we’ve played in keeping the nation company through these difficult times.
“We’re so lucky to have an amazing family of talent on The One Show and I’ve really loved getting to know Jermaine and Ronan on the sofa. It’s so exciting that they will be my co-hosts all year round.”
Alex announced her ‘temporary’ exit from the show last month as she prepared for the arrival of her baby and admitted she would ‘miss’ sitting on the sofa.
Alex has since shared adorable snaps of her newborn baby with her fans on Instagram, from her being born to getting into a new parenting routine as she battles the night shift.