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Thursday 23rd May 2019

Alex Jones went on air an hour after suffering miscarriage

The One Show presenter didn't know what else to do

Alex Jones hosted The One Show just an hour after learning she'd suffered a miscarriage.

The 42-year-old star - who has son Teddy, two, with husband Charlie Thomson and is currently seven months pregnant - learned she was pregnant while in New Zealand over the festive period on 2017.

Alex with son Teddy (Credit: Instagram)

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But a few weeks later, she underwent a private ultrasound scan in the UK and was given the devastating news that the baby had "stopped developing".

She recalled: "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?

You're thinking: 'Have I done something wrong? What did I do differently?'

"Was I too stressed? Was I putting too much pressure on myself?' "

Alex confided in her boss, who told her to take time off but she insisted on going back on air that evening.

She told the Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine: "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.' "

Alex got straight back to work (Credit: BBC)

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Six months after her miscarriage, the Welsh presenter fell pregnant again but she admitted she "couldn't enjoy" it for a long time and hasn't been able to "relax" in case something goes wrong again.

She admitted: "It was completely different. You don't let yourself relax.

"I couldn't enjoy it for a long time and didn't tell anyone for ages."

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