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The One Show's Alex Jones announces birth of baby boy

Alex Jones asked The One Show fans for help in naming her newborn son.

The One Show presenter Alex Jones has given birth to a baby boy.

The 39-year-old host called in to the BBC programme on Thursday evening (26Jan17) to tell Matt Baker and her stand-in Angela Scanlon that she and husband Charlie Thomson had become first-time parents.

"Well I do have news! Our beautiful baby boy was born," she said. "We are absolutely delighted and completely in love... It's the most wonderful feeling. He was 7lb 11... A lovely weight. Very straight forward.

"It was lovely. Charlie was with me and my mum and dad were in the waiting room. The past four days we has been in heaven. We're in a bubble."

Alex didn't give details of exactly when the baby was born, or his name - admitting the pair had been struggling to come up with a moniker for the tot. So she asked her devoted One Show for help in picking a name for her son.

"We're behind on the name thing but because we didn't know the sex we thought when we see him we'll know what he is. Maybe I can have some help?" she said.

"Everytime we ask people they have suggestions. We can ask viewers. I want to say thank you to the viewers who sent gifts. He has the biggest collection of cardigans ever!"

Alex's birth announcement came as something of a surprise to fans, as she made no mention of the new arrival in an Instagram post just 10 hours before she called in to reveal the happy news.

Sharing a throwback picture of herself at last year's National Television Awards, Alex wrote: "TBT last years #nationaltelevisionawards @officialntas Thanks to everyone who voted this year and congratulations to #thismorning. It looked like a fun night on telly. #maryberry winning made me cry. #hormones #maternityleave."

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