Alex Jones addresses 'huge reaction' after emotional Matt Baker moment on ...

ALEX JONES - presenter and host on BBC Radio Wales - has addressed the "huge reaction" she and The One Show received after paying a heartbreaking tribute to one of the riders who took part in the Rickshaw challenge alongside Matt Baker last year.

PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 17:01, Wed, Oct 21, 2020

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Alex Jones, 43, joined Gethin Jones and Matt Baker on The One Show earlier this week to take the time to remember two young girls, Amy and Adelle, both previous riders during the Rickshaw challenge, who died earlier this year. Alex took to her Instagram page to open up on the emotional moment after Matt told BBC viewers they are both there in spirit.

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It's been a really difficult year

Matt Baker

On the BBC programme, Matt said it has been a "difficult year" after losing two of their Rickshaw Team members earlier this year.

After the hosts shared their memories of both Amy and Adelle on the show, Alex decided to address the moment in view of her 262,000 Instagram followers on Instagram.

She began by thanking Richard Madeley, Judy Finnigan and Love Actually star Thomas Brodie-Sangster for joining them earlier on in the programme, as she wrote: "Thank you for watching tonight if you did. Always fun to have a chat with Richard and Judy and pretty amazing for me as a super fan of the film to see Thomas Aka Sam from Love Actually in the flesh."

Alex went on to say: "There’s been unsurprisingly a huge reaction to Adelle’s story and @mattbakerofficial as always handled it so sensitively.

"Looking forward to seeing Team Rickshaw get started again this year. Thanks @gethincjones for making me laugh today and for the delish vegan sweets. I did notice though that you’d snuck into the photo! Autumn in a dress is from @nobodyschild. Ps I also know that my hair looks like Worzel gummidge, particularly in the second photo but that’s life. @tesswrightstylist."

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Alex Jones Matt Baker The One Show tributeAlex Jones and Matt Baker pay tribute to Rickshaw stars Amy and Adelle (Image: BBC)

Alex Jones Instagram pictures The One ShowAlex Jones talks to Matt Baker about the Rickshaw challenge (Image: Alex Jones Instagram)

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Fans were quick to comment on Alex's post, speaking more of the heartfelt tribute, as one fan said: "So choked up watching, tears for Adelle, just so sad and Matt looked so heartbroken p.s. Gethin must be your new one show partner."

Another commented: "Got to admit Alex, there was a few tears rolling down my face watching that beautiful montage about Adelle and her family! Yous all handled it beautifully!(sic)

"Puts everything into perspective doesn’t it! A family with so much dignity while dealing with Adelle’s passing, Adelle will be watching over them, there’s no doubt! Keep safe and take care Alex!"

Fans first saw Gethin introduce Matt's appearance by saying: "Last week, we launched this year's One Show Rickshaw challenge, finally revealing who's going to be riding this year safely inside the goodwood estate," to which Alex added: "Yes, we can go live to Matt now. Good evening, Matt."

Matt Baker the One Show video rickshawMatt Baker opens up in emotional video on The One Show (Image: BBC)

Alex Jones Matt Baker Gethin jones THe One ShowAlex Jones and Gethin Jones speak to Matt Baker on The One Show

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