Alex Jones reveals she hosted The One Show an hour after learning of miscarriage

Alex Jones reveals she hosted The One Show an hour after learning of miscarriage

Alex Jones has revealed she hosted The One Show just an hour after finding out she had suffered a miscarriage in 2017.

The TV star, who has a two-year-old son, Teddy, and is seven-and-a-half months pregnant with her second child, said the experience has made it hard for her to relax.

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Eddie Redmayne and Zoe Kravitz played a joke on The One Show presenter Alex Jones with the help of (left to right) Vidhit Nihal, 8, Kelsey Wheatley, 7, and Lucy Subbiah, 9 during The One Show for BBC Children in Need.
Alex Jones arriving at the IWC London Film Festival Gala Dinner, Shoreditch, London
Alex Jones leaves BBC Broadcasting House in London after hosting The One Show.
Presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones, outside the BBC after appearing on the One Show.
Alex Jones and Christine Lampard during the UKTV Live new season launch at Claridge's hotel, London.
Alex Jones during the press day for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017 at Hampton Court, London.
Alex Jones attending the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2017 in association with Next, Berkeley Square Gardens, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talk to (left-right) Ellis Jones, Hollie Keaney and Alex Drew Director Youthscape Luton, at Bute Mills in Luton, during a tour the facilities of national charity Youthscape.
The One Show hosts Patrick Kielty (left) and Alex Jones (right) speak with Greg Rutherford (centre) outside BBC Broadcasting House in London after it was confirmed that Greg Rutherford will be a contestants on Strictly Come Dancing, which returns in September.
Alex Jones attends the UK premiere of Finding Dory, at the Odeon Leicester Square - London
Alex Jones attending the Absolutely Fabulous The Movie After Party held at Liberty Department Store in London.
Alex Jones (left) and Julia Bradbury arrive at No 10 Downing Street in London, as Prime Minister David Cameron hosts a Sport Relief reception.
EDITORIAL USE ONLY Alex Jones (left) Chris Evans (second left) and Ken Bruce (second right) and Natalie Lowe (right) pose in front of their buses during the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, London.
EDITORIAL USE ONLY Alex Jones poses during the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, London.
Alex Jones and Robin Windsor dance at the Radio Times Festival on the Green at Hampton Court Palace in London.
EDITORIAL USE ONLY Alex Jones and her mother Mary help Robinsons celebrate their 80 year partnership with Wimbledon in the Robinsons suite at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south west London.
Alex Jones attending the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 held at Berkeley Square Gardens, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 2, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Alex Jones attending the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 held at Berkeley Square Gardens, London (Mandatory Credit: DOUG PETERS/ EMPICS Entertainment)
Alex Jones and Charlie Thomson attending the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 held at Berkeley Square Gardens, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 2, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Chris Evans and Alex Jones attend the final of Radio 2's 500 Words competition at St James's Palace in London.
Alex Jones arriving at the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards held at the Theatre Royal, London (Mandatory Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment)
Alex Jones arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London.
The Prince of Wales alongside Alex Jones meets young people involved in social action via his first ever Google Hangout as part of the #iwill campaign, Clarence House, London.
Alex Jones arriving at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, 2014, Berkeley Square Gardens, London.
Alex Jones and Matt Baker at the 2014 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.
Alex Jones attending the InStyle Best of British Talent party in association with Lancome and Sky Living at Dartmouth House, London.
The One Show presenters Alex Jones (left) and Matt Baker (right) finish the Dumfries House Sport Relief Mile at Dumfries House in Scotland.
The One Show presenters Alex Jones (left) and Matt Baker (right) finish the Dumfries House Sport Relief Mile at Dumfries House in Scotland.
Alex Jones attending the BGC Charity Day, Barclays, Canary Wharf, London.
Alex Jones attending the BGC Charity Day, Barclays, Canary Wharf, London.
Alex Jones arriving for the 2013 TV Choice awards at the Dorchester Hotel, London.
Alex Jones arriving for the 2013 TV Choice awards at the Dorchester Hotel, London.
Alex Jones, presenter of BBC's The One Show, alongside Spirit, the elephant she designed in collaboration with Mercy Delta for the Elephant Parade, at BBC in London.
The One Show presenters Alex Jones and Matt Baker during an Adidas sponsored #hitthewinner event with Andy Murray, at Black Prince Community Hub, in Kennington, London.
Alex Jones attending the pre-party for Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2013 at the Mayfair Hotel in London.
Queen Elizabeth II talks to (left to right) Fiona Bruce, Alex Jones and Stacey Dooley, during a visit to officially open the BBC's new 1 billion home in Portland Place central London, live on air.
Alex Jones attending Gabrielle's Gala, at Battersea Power Station in west London.
Alex Jones arrives at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in Kensington, London.
Alex Jones arriving at The Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2012, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Alex Jones attending the Tabitha London relaunch party, in Cavendish Square, London.
Alex Jones arriving at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2012, Berkeley Square, London.
Alex Jones arriving at the 2012 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in Berkeley Square, London
Alex Jones arriving at the BAFTA Television Awards 2012, Royal Festival Hall, London.
Alex Jones arriving at the BAFTA Television Awards 2012, Royal Festival Hall, London.
Bruno Tonioli and Alex Jones at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2012 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
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She told The Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine: "We actually got pregnant in October 2017, when Teddy was 10 months, and we lost that baby.

"I didn't realise for a long time because I had been breastfeeding and your periods don't come back straight away."

Jones said she found out she was expecting another child with husband Charlie Thomson, 40, an insurance broker, while they were visiting his parents in New Zealand when she became unwell.

She said: "It was so unexpected, but we were thrilled.

"In hindsight, when I was very ill in New Zealand, that's probably when everything was falling apart."

When they arrived back in the UK, they arranged a private scan to establish a due date and learned the news that she had had a symptomless miscarriage.

She said: "We learnt the baby didn't have a heartbeat. I was around 14 weeks, which is a decent amount of time.

"The baby had stopped developing at about nine weeks. That was really hard. It hit us like a ton of bricks.

"It's really odd. You're in that room looking for answers that you're never going to get. You're thinking, 'Have I done something wrong? What did I do differently? Was it because we flew a long way? Was I too stressed? Was I putting too much pressure on myself?'"

An hour later she was back on television, even though her boss had told her she did not need to do the show.

Jones said: "I said, 'What else am I going to do?' It's a horrible feeling because it is so empty.

"There's nothing to say. It's done.

"I'm not saying it's easier or harder if you already have [a child]. The sense is at least you have a healthy child, but you remember how it felt at that point, you know what it's like to hold a baby and the potential is very real."

Six months later she became pregnant again, but said it was "completely different".

She added: "You don't let yourself relax. I couldn't enjoy it for a long time and didn't tell anyone for ages."

She recently suffered a scare after not feeling the baby move for a couple of days and went to hospital, where she shared a picture on her Instagram story of her hooked up to a monitor and writing: "If in doubt mammas ALWAYS check! So reassuring to hear the heartbeat."

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