The One Show

7:00pm Friday 18 May on BBC ONE

The One Show comes live from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in Cornwall, where Chris Evans and Alex Jones host a special hour-long outside broadcast to mark the arrival of the Olympic flame from Athens on a golden aircraft.

The programme will simulcast with the BBC News channel from 7.30pm for the torch relay ceremony. The Olympic flame will be accompanied by Lord Coe, plus some very special guests indeed. BBC News Channel’s Sophie Raworth will interview Lord Coe and the special guests before the flame is transferred to a cauldron.

The One Show will be building their studio at the end of the runway at RNAS Culdrose for this momentous occasion. Presenters Chris and Alex will be joined by a surprise celebrity guest and Lucy Siegle will be in the control tower as the flame arrives.

Also featuring will be some former Olympians, local torchbearers and members of the local community, who will be scattered throughout the audience.

The One Show performing well

The new-look One Show has continued to perform well on BBC One with an audience of 4.29 million on Monday night. The magazine programme, hosted by Alex Jones and Jason Manford is only down a meagre 250k week-on-week.

Doctor Who video games launched

A Doctor Who video game is set to be launched on Nintendo DS called Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth and Wii called Doctor Who: Return To Earth. The games are aimed to be family focussed and centre around the Daleks and the Cybermen.

Spielberg planning comic book series

Steven Spielberg is to team up with Star Trek producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to develop a TV series around the comic book Locke and Key. The story centres around the Locke children as they attempt to recover from the murder of their father.

Hurt Locker TV series on the way

American network G4 is developing a new reality show inspired by the Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker. The ten-episode series entitled Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan will follow a US Navy unit as they go about their lives in the war zone.


The One Show returns to 4.54m

Revamped The One Show returned to BBC One with an opening audience of 4.54 million on Monday night. The nightly show, hosted by newcomers Alex Jones and Jason Manford, pulled a 23.6% audience share from 7pm.

Westwood approached for Dancing On Ice

Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood has announced via Twitter that Dancing On Ice has offered him £50,000 to appear on the BBC One show. Westwood did not confirm whether or not he will look to accept the offer.

More Emmy presenters named

The second wave of presenters for the upcoming Emmy Awards have been announced with 30 Rock’s Tina Fey, Edie Falco, Wil Arnett, Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Colbert joining yesterday’s lineup.

Tim Gunn to guest on Gossip Girl

Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn will make a guest appearance on the latest season of Gossip Girl, playing himself. Gunn is no stranger to the guest appearance on scripted shows, popping up on the likes of Ugly Betty and How I Met Your Mother.

Grenier to feature on 90210

Entourage actor Adrian Grenier will appear in an episode of teen drama 90210 later this year. The actor will feature on the show with his band The Honey Brothers as they play at an 18th birthday party.

Macey and Strawbridge advance in MasterChef

Athlete Dean Macey and TV presenter Dick Strawbridge have advanced through from their heats in the latest series of Celebrity MasterChef. The pair impressed judges John Torode and Greg Wallace enough to put them through, beating out fellow contestants Marcus Patrick, Kim Mazelle and Jennie Bond.

Prescott joins The One Show

John Prescott’s wife Pauline has officially joined The One Show team as a regular reporter for the BBC One show. Prescott will front reports and features when the new-look show returns in August.

X Factor upgrade

Mentors on this year’s X Factor will select from eight acts rather than six during the Judges’ House phase of the competition. ITV has confirmed the change as well that upping of the limit for the boys’ and girls’ categories to the age of 28.

Gavin and Stacy actress developing Welsh-set series

Gavin and Stacey star Ruth Jones has joined the new Sky1 comedy series Stella. The show, which is being written by the actress, will be set in the Welsh countryside.

The BBC today, Monday 26 July, confirmed that Alex Jones will be joining The One Show team to present BBC One’s popular flagship show alongside Jason Manford.

Alex says: “I’m absolutely thrilled to bits to be joining The One Show. I watch the show at home every night on my sofa and can’t believe I’m now swapping it for The One Show sofa! It is the break I have only ever dreamed of and I can’t believe I’m getting to work with Jason Manford, who I think is just fantastic – it truly is the icing on the cake.”

Alex, 32, who has 10 years experience in television, is fluent in Welsh and has previously presented programmes in Wales including Tocyn, a stylised travel series; Chwa, a Welsh language extreme sports series; and Salon, a style and fashion programme. She also co-hosted with rugby legend Jonathan Davies during the 2010 Six Nations Championship and is a regular co-host on Real Radio GMG in Wales.

Co-presenter Jason, who is looking forward to working with Alex, says: “After meeting so many brilliant presenters Alex just felt really special. She is going to be brill and we can’t wait to start the show together.”

Liam Keelan, Controller of Daytime, says: “I’m delighted to welcome Alex to The One Show team. Her screen test with Jason was outstanding and from that moment we knew she was the one. We are really proud to have Alex on board and look forward to introducing her to The One Show audience. She has a lovely sense of humour and she’s the perfect fit for Jason Manford as the show begins its next journey from 16 August.”

The One Show editor Sandy Smith is delighted to welcome Alex to the helm and adds: “Alex is warm, funny and very experienced, despite being almost unknown outside Wales. It feels right for many reasons to be developing someone new at this time and I hope One Show viewers enjoy seeing her relationship with Jason develop on screen and take her to their heart.”

Alex and Jason will host The One Show every Monday to Thursday from 16 August, with Chris Evans hosting Fridays from 20 August on BBC One.

The hugely successful show – which regularly attracts more than five million viewers – is also being simulcast on the award-winning BBC HD channel. It will continue to offer the regular mix of news, current affairs and entertainment alongside some new features and guest slots that will be revealed in the coming weeks.


The BBC has officially confirmed that the new presenter of The One Show will be Alex Jones.

The experienced Welsh broadcaster will take on the role alongside Jason Manford and Chris Evans when the revamped show returns to screens in August.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to bits to be joining The One Show,” said Jones. “I watch the show at home every night on my sofa and can’t believe I’m now swapping it for the One Show sofa!

“It is the break I have only ever dreamed of and can’t believe I’m getting to work with Jason Manford, who I think is just fantastic – it truly is the icing on the cake.”

Editor of The One Show Sandy Smith has only praise for Jones.

“Alex is warm, funny and very experienced despite being almost unknown outside Wales,” she said.

“It feels right for many reasons to be developing someone new at this time and I hope One Show viewers enjoy seeing her relationship with Jason develop on screen and take her to their heart.”

Source: Digital Spy

It has been confirmed by the BBC that former presenter Christine Bleakley will definitely not return to The One Show.

Bleakley left the show in order to take up a contract with rival network ITV later this year and was reported to be unsure about a return to The One Show if another presenter was found in time.

The BBC released a statement regarding the situation:

“Following the BBC’s decision to withdraw its offer of an extended contract to Christine Bleakley, we have agreed she will not be returning to The One Show.

“The BBC would like to take this opportunity to thank Christine for her contribution to the show and to wish her well.”

The network has also confirmed that guest hosts will take the reigns of the show when it returns next week with Adrian Chiles replacement Jason Manford being joined by Bleakley’s replacement in August.

Source: Digital Spy


ITV announced on Sunday that it has signed an exclusive three year deal with Christine Bleakley.

She will co-host the new-look breakfast show with Adrian Chiles from the autumn and will also present prime-time ITV entertainment shows.

Peter Fincham, ITV Director of Television, said:

“I’m absolutely thrilled that Christine Bleakley is coming to ITV – she’s one of television’s brightest stars.  It’s great that she’ll be reunited with Adrian Chiles and their unique and brilliant partnership will be at the heart of our new-look breakfast show from this autumn. Christine will also become a familiar face to ITV peak-time audiences. We can’t wait to get started.”

Christine said:

“I am looking forward to a brand new experience at ITV albeit with an old friend.  And it will be exciting to work alongside Peter Fincham again who kindly gave me a break on The One Show in the first place.

“I have had the most wonderful three years at the BBC and The One Show.  It has consumed my life in that time and I would not have had it any other way; I have made great friends and met some incredible people.

“It is with regret that this experience is coming to an end.  I have been torn between working with Adrian Chiles and remaining at the BBC.  I fully understand the BBC had to move more swiftly than I could, and as a result they’ve managed to help make my mind up for me.

“The BBC, and specifically Jay Hunt and her team, have been nothing but supportive, fair and encouraging since I stepped foot inside there.  I will be eternally grateful for everything they have done for me.”

A revamped One Show is set to greet viewers when it returns to screens following the Football World Cup.

The BBC has announced that a new set will be in place in time for the return of the nightly show in four weeks time on July 12.

“The One Show is off air for four weeks during the World Cup. During this time, the One Show studio is going to have a bit of a revamp ready for when it returns on July 12 where it will also be available in glorious high definition on the BBC HD channel,” a corporation spokesperson said.

“Christine [Bleakley] will also be joined by two new presenters on its return – Jason Manford and Chris Evans.”

Source: Digital Spy


The BBC have made a decision on who will be the new presenter of The One Show which means this endless drip-feeding of speculative articles can stop!

Yep, Jason Manford will replace Adrian Chiles on the show’s sofa to wriggle his own ass-groove the BBC confirmed today.

Manford, normally a stand-up and TV show panellist, will start presenting the show in July, co-hosting with Bleakley Monday to Thursday (providing she doesn’t bugger off to ITV as rumoured).

Manford said: “I am thrilled to be part of The One Show team. My dad put £10 at 500/1 that I’d get the job so it just made sense.”

Jay Hunt, BBC1 controller, added: “Jason looked instantly at home on the One Show sofa. His intelligence and humour strike just the right tone for the programme and he is an exciting addition to the team.”

To be honest, Manford is a perfect fit for the show as he’s pretty inoffensive and has a humour that will appeal to those who tune in to the show.

Whether he’ll keep the viewing figures up, as raised by Chiles, remains to be seen, but for the most part, this looks like a good move for all.

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