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The One Show: Ronan Keating and Jermaine Jenas announced as Alex Jones’s permanent co-hosts

BBC topical series had not appointed a new permanent presenter for a decade

Louis Chilton
Thursday 29 April 2021 10:55

The One Show has appointed two new presenters to the role of permanent hosts, alongside Alex Jones.

Jermaine Jenas and Ronan Keating are stepping in to officially fill the vacancy left by Matt Baker, following his departure from the popular BBC chat show last year.

Baker had hosted alongside Jones for nine years until his exit, which was made so he could spend more time with his family.

Jenas, a former professional footballer who once won the League Cup with Tottenham Hotspur, will host the series with Jones from Monday to Wednesday.

In a statement, Jenas said: “I’ve absolutely loved being a part of The One Show, Alex, the team and the viewers have made me feel so welcome and we’ve had a lot of fun already - I’m really looking forward to joining as a full-time host alongside Ronan.”

Keating, meanwhile, will present with Jones on Thursdays and Fridays. Keating is a Radio DJ, singer and songwriter known for serving as a judge on The X Factor and a coach on The Voice.

“I’m so delighted to officially be a part of The One Show family,” he said. “It’s a show I’ve loved for many years as both a guest and a host and I can’t wait to get started alongside Alex, Jermaine and the wonderful team behind the scenes.”

Both presenters are already familiar to One Show audiences, having appeared in a non-permanent capacity on the programme many times before.

They will officially start on the week of Monday 10 May.

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