The One Show viewers have hit out at the show questioning whether it’s really essential during this time of lockdown.
Social distancing on The One Show
Alex Jones and her various co-hosts are socially distancing and they aren’t having many guests in the studios. Most of the interviews are filmed via live video links from home.
However, some fans still don’t think it’s right that Alex and co, plus the crew, should be forced to work in the studio.
The government has said everyone in the UK must work from home if they are able, and given other shows such as Sunday Brunch and The Graham Norton Show are managing to film at home, they wonder why The One Show isn’t.
#TheOneShow is this program essential, no
— Neale Turner (@NealeTurner1) April 16, 2020
The One Show presenters are continuing to work – ask yourselves if you are essential #TheOneShow
— Mark Harrington 🐝 (@Arlanfor) April 16, 2020
What part of essential travel to work allows them to be in the studio for #TheOneShow – cant really say its “essential” like the news
— Mikey B (@mjballinger) April 7, 2020
@BBCTheOneShow Given we’re supposed to be social distancing and minimising all but essential journeys why does it take 2 presenters to deliver a 30 minute show? Surely 1 could do it and maybe then actually earn their salary? #oneshow
— RodS (@yenrots) April 6, 2020
Who will replace Matt Baker?
As Alex Jones continues to host the show from the studio, her former co-host Matt Baker presented his final show ever from home.
Having been struck down by coronavirus, he self-isolated and presented from his sofa.
Matt hosted his final show on Tuesday, March 31, and Alex was tearful as they said goodbye via video link.
Matt, 42, said: “We’ve had some good times haven’t we, Al? I’ve loved every single second of sitting alongside you, I really have,” as Alex teared up.
Alex is now the show’s only regular presenter and is joined by a series of stand-in co-hosts.
She previously told The Sun newspaper’s TV Mag supplement: “We decided that we aren’t going to rush into a decision of who to replace him.
“Matt nailed it, but it’s a hard job. And it’s got to be someone I can have a laugh with.
“We’ll probably have guest hosts a week at a time over summer.”
Fans want Gethin Jones
But the public have picked their replacement – Gethin Jones.
Gethin is this week’s stand-in and has been a hit with fans, especially in the eye candy department!
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Viewers wrote on Twitter asking The One Show to consider Gethin permanently.
Can’t Gethin be Matt’s perma-replacement? He’s good. Would be great at Rickshaw Challenge too. #TheOneShow
— FranS #RejoinEU #ElectoralReform 🇬🇧🇪🇺🇩🇪🌹 (@FranS199) April 16, 2020
Gethin Jones works really well with Alex Jones – keep him #theoneshow
— RobertB3 (@WhoRobert1) April 16, 2020
Gethin Jones for permanent One Show presenter please.
— Mattie Jameson (@MattieAJameson) April 15, 2020
Gethin Jones 😍 #TheOneShow
— Johnson McJohnson (@jimmyma42227225) April 16, 2020
why do I fancy the pants off Gethin Jones
— ell (@elliottbuck_) April 16, 2020
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