Alex Jones has been announced to be returning to The One Show on Thursday.

The television presenter will be back after her maternity leave to front the show she has been a part of since 2010.

Alex took maternity leave for her third child Annie earlier this year and has been off from her presenting duties since August.

She will be joined by McFly star Harry Judd to be the face of her return show.

The pair will be fronting the show on Thursday as they announce what the BBC One show will be doing this year for Children In Need.

Alex Jones will be returning from maternity leave to host The One Show on Thursday (



When she bid farewell to the show in the summer, Alex got emotional about taking time off for her third child with husband Charlie Thomson.

Alex said: "I know it's the third one but it's really hard to go away.

"And I just want to say, if I've missed anybody, a big thank you to everybody who's knitted and given little gifts for the baby.”

She also humorously added: "There's about 24 cardigans, she’s gonna be in cardigan heaven!"

McFly star Harry Judd will be joining Alex to host the show on Thursday (


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Alex Jones returned in September for a one-off show for the opening of RHS Garden of Hope, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (



A teary Alex noted: “Honestly, I loved every minute. It's very hard to leave."

There have been a number of guest presenters during Alex’s absence who have joined her fellow full-time presenters Ronan Keating and Jermaine Jenas.

She made a one-off return in September to help Jermaine present the opening of the RHS Garden of Hope at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Alex has been doting on baby Annie after giving birth in August (



The mother of three told Jermaine about her time off: "You know what, we have been great. The boys are taking to little Annie brilliantly. Annie is here with mum and dad.

"I've literally, honestly... she has just gone back to mum. I had to feed her... she's out there."

*The One Show airs on weekdays from 7pm on BBC One with previous episodes available on BBC iPlayer.