The One Show’s Alex Jones admits she came back from maternity leave ‘too quickly’ because she felt ‘insecure’ about her job

TV presenter opened up about the pressures of being a working mum

The One Show presenter Alex Jones has revealed that she wishes she had taken more time off following the birth of her little boy Ted back in January 2017.

After her son’s arrival, Alex took three and a half months of maternity leave before heading back to work on the BBC early evening show, but today she has admitted that she went back because she was worried about the security of her job.

Taking to Graham Norton on his Radio 2 show earlier today Alex reveals the details of her returning to work after having a baby…

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“To be fair, the BBC were really supportive, they were amazing. They said, you have as much time off, and when you’re happy to come back then we’ll be glad to have you.

“But, you see, I’m just – because I respect and love the job, I worried, if truth be told. I worried that somebody would come in and be better, and to be fair the girls that did it were amazing.

“And I was just insecure, and thought, I need to get back as soon as I can. And in hindsight, yeah, I did go back too quickly.”

The mum of one then revealed that not only does she wish that she had listened to friends and family when they suggested that she took more time off, but also that the fear of losing her job was all in her head…

“But you know what it’s like, telly is fickle and I went back because I didn’t want to lose my job. And, to be fair, the BBC said that is not going to happen.”

But presenting a headlining TV show isn’t the only thing this amazing multi-taking mum can do… she has also written a new book!

Alex was chatting to Graham about her new book ‘Winging It’ which came out this week.

Alex’s new book came out this week (Credit: Instagram @alexjonesthomson)

The presenter admitted that because she was writing it in the moment, and not in hindsight, the book became a little more honest than she had bargained for…

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“It’s a bit more candid and a bit more raw than I hoped it would be, but for that I’m glad as well.”

We can’t wait to read it!

The One Show airs weekdays at 7.30pm on BBC One, while Graham Norton will be back with his radio show next Saturday (April 14) on BBC Radio 2 at 10am.

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