The One Show fans are a dedicated and loyal bunch, so it was no surprise they were over the moon to see Alex Jones return to the green sofa last night.
After taking three and a half months of maternity leave after the birth of her first child, Alex has returned to present the BBC1 show two days a week.
The 40-year-old host said it was “lovely” to be back on the show, and after half an hour “it felt like I’d never been away.”
She added to co-presenter Matt Baker: “Why didn’t you tell me it was so difficult? Nobody says that, do they?”
Fans were elated about her return:
Great to have you back on the sofa Alex, we've missed your wonderful sense of humour.
— CathieDesigns (@CathieLive) April 25, 2017
The programme almost died without you!
— Martin Reed (@Mar4in) April 24, 2017
It was good to see you and Matt presenting together it is not the same without you
— jane scandrett (@JaneScandrett) April 24, 2017
— jacquelinemadden (@jacquelinenewry) April 24, 2017
— Jo (@Little_MissJoJo) April 24, 2017
— Hall (@mrsnickih) April 24, 2017
The One Show airs weekdays at 7pm on BBC1