Entertainment: Alex Jones announces she's taking a break from BBC's The One Show

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Alex Jones and her co-stars will be taking a break from The One Show, the presenter has announced.

Presenter Alex Jones will be back in August © BBC Presenter Alex Jones will be back in August

The presenter of the popular primetime BBC One show made the announcement on last night's episode (Weds). She said: "That is your lot this week and for a few weeks because we are taking a summer break. We'll be back on August 22. Until then, stay safe and have a lovely summer."

It comes just days after the Welsh presenter took to social media to open up about a 'tricky and challenging patch ' in her life, reports Wales Online. In the message, the television star said: "Things have been a bit tricky for us recently and in all honesty, I haven’t had time to be on here between working and the children but I randomly logged on and saw all your lovely messages gently asking if we were all ok.

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"I was touched by your kindness and so I just wanted to check in and say thank you, and that even though life has been a bit challenging, we are ok and still managing to enjoy the beginning of the holidays and there's still plenty to smile about! (I'll pop some stuff on my stories) #whenlifegivesyoulemons #thekindnessofstrangers."

Alex, 45, has gone on to present the show for the past two nights as normal and she has not referred to the post, or expanded on it, during the live broadcasts. In last night's episode Alex and her co-presenter, former football star Jermaine Jenas, chatted to Oscar-winning actor Daniel Kaluuya, Tom Daley exclusively revealed how he was making history at the Commonwealth Games, and Watchdog investigated the new energy price cap.

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