Los Angeles: Alex Jones emotionally paid tribute to one of her late colleagues on The One Show on Monday, following his sudden death over the weekend.
The 43-year-old TV presenter fought back tears as she dedicated the closing moments of the latest episode to shooting researcher Charlie Mott after his passing.
As Alex prepared to say goodbye to viewers of the BBC show, she said: ‘Now, before we go, we just wanted to pay tribute to one of our colleagues Charlie Mott, who sadly died at the weekend ‘Everybody on the team is absolutely devastated. He was hugely talented and such good company. We miss him so much.’
The Welsh TV personality concluded: ‘Our thoughts are with his family and we are sending lots of love from all of us here. Goodbye.’
In lieu of the show’s usual upbeat theme track, the closing credits were displayed on the screen in complete silence as a mark of respect for the late staffer.
A cause of death for Charlie, who according to his Linkedin profile graduated from Bournemouth University in 2017, has yet to be publicly revealed.
Alex made her return to The One Show last month and recounted her recent ‘special’ holiday where she got the opportunity to reunite with her parents for the first time in four months amid the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown.
The TV presenter described how the best part of her post-lockdown holiday was seeing her son Teddy, reunite with his grandmother.
Alex was joined by Rylan Clark-Neal on the show who welcomed her back, saying: ‘You’ve been gallivanting haven’t you?
The TV star, who was away with her parents Mary and Alun for two weeks in Wales, said: ‘Well it was just lovely just to see somewhere different.
Looking at photos from the trip, Rylan Clark-Neal replied: ‘Well I am happy for you but I am also jealous’.
Alex also shared snaps from the holiday on her Instagram and wrote: ‘Very grateful to have had the last two weeks. Maybe the best holiday yet.’