Baby joy for The One Show's Alex Jones

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The One Show's Alex Jones has announced she is pregnant with her first child.

The BBC presenter, 39, married her husband Charlie Thomson in December last year.

She 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."

Alex Jones and Charlie Thomson (Ian West/PA)
Alex Jones and Charlie Thomson (Ian West/PA)

The Welsh TV personality said in an interview recently that she did not regret leaving it late to start a family.

"My mum went through the menopause early (at 43), but I don't regret leaving it late," she told the Radio Times.

"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."

Matt Baker and Alex Jones in 2011
Matt Baker and Alex Jones in 2011 (Des Willie /PA Images)

Alex, who competed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2011, is currently making a documentary called The Truth About Fertility.

In the same interview, she spoke of the pressures on women to have children later, adding: "That's where the problem lies."

Her celebrity friends were quick to congratulate her:

Congratulations indeed!