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Alex Jones hit by wardrobe crisis

Alex Jones has been hit by a last-minute wardrobe hitch as she prepares to make her debut on The One Show on Monday night.

The Welsh presenter forgot to pack her essential "pull-in knickers" when she travelled to London from Wales.

Jones, 32, selected a dress for her eagerly-anticipated debut after looking through The One Show wardrobe on Friday.

But she revealed: "I'm going to have to change the plan. We did have a little look through on Friday but I've forgotten the special pull-in knickers so I'm going to go for a different dress."

She told Chris Evans's Radio 2 breakfast show: "It's the underwear that pulls you in a bit. In my rush to get to London yesterday I didn't pack it so that dress, I cannot wear."

Jones and her co-presenter Jason Manford will take to the sofa of the BBC1 show, replacing Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles.

One of Jones's first assignments will be interviewing Pamela Anderson - a potentially tricky encounter as the Baywatch star dated Jones's ex, presenter Steve Jones. Manford warned: "That's going to be awkward. Pamela and Alex both share an ex-boyfriend. Two words... Steve Jones."

Anderson dated the 101 Ways To Leave A Gameshow host in 2004. Jones later went out with the T4 presenter after they met on a show in Wales.

Salford-born comic Manford revealed he was not feeling too worried about the pair's debut, saying: "I think it's going to be all right. I'm looking forward to it. The show is already there. We have to say things and not be offensive." Actress Whoopi Goldberg and 1950s pop idol Tommy Steele also feature in this week's list of guests.

The One Show hit the headlines when Chiles dramatically announced he was quitting in March after signing a deal with ITV. Co-host Bleakley followed him in June after saying she was "torn" between staying with the BBC or joining ITV. Her hand was forced when the BBC withdrew its offer of a new contract, saying the uncertainty could not continue.


From Belfast Telegraph