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Television presenter Alex Jones announces second pregnancy amid fertility fears

BBC One Show presenter, Alex Jones has announced her second pregnancy, after speaking earlier this year about her struggle to conceive

Alex, 41, revealed the news during a live broadcast this week, but did not say when she was due or the sex of the baby.

The Welsh television presenter already had 21-month-old son, Teddy, with husband, Charlie and spoke to the Sun in October about their struggle to conceive a second time around.

She said in Fabulous Mag: “I have to say, the first time – absolutely fine. Luckily, god, it happened.

“But second time, not as easy. I suppose I’m older now, but we took it for granted that it would be OK. But you don’t really know until you start trying how it’s going to go, do you?”

Alex said she knew couples who had experienced troubles with trying to conceive, and had not just turned to IVF, but little things that needed to be sorted out.

“Hardly anyone’s story is straightforward, and it’s not really talked about that much.

“Suddenly you see someone pregnant or with a newborn and you don’t really hark back to what happened before because everyone’s just delighted there’s a baby.”

Alex also made a documentary, called Fertility and Me, in which she spoke about her own fertility and discovering her mother went through the menopause at just 43.

She said at the time that it made her even more aware of her own fertility and the possible issues she may face.

“I thought I was bulletproof, and then you realise if you want a family you do need to get on with it. But if you don’t meet the right person then it’s very difficult,” she said in the film.

Alex was congratulated by her One Show co-host, Matt Baker and guests, John Bishop and Great British Bake-off winner Nadiya Hussein.




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