Pregnant Alex Jones shows off growing baby bump in flowery dress for Instagram photos

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She announced she was expecting her third child on Thursday, live on The One Show.

And Alex Jones gave a first glimpse of her growing baby bump in a sweet snap uploaded to her Instagram story on Friday.

The presenter, 44, looked radiant in the photo as she posed in a flowery midi dress with the caption ‘There she is’ along with a heart emoji.

Expecting: Alex Jones gave first glimpse of her growing baby bump in a sweet snap uploaded to her Instagram story on Friday

Expecting: Alex Jones gave first glimpse of her growing baby bump in a sweet snap uploaded to her Instagram story on Friday

The star looked happy and healthy in the flattering number covered in colorful flowers and tied around her waist to show off her changing shape.

She wore her honey tresses in a straight poker style and opted for natural makeup while taking the mirror selfie.

Alex revealed on Thursday’s The One Show live on the air that she is expecting a daughter.

Glowing: The star looked happy and healthy in the flattering number covered in colorful flowers and tied in her waist to show off her changing shape

Glowing: The star looked happy and healthy in the flattering number covered in colorful flowers and tied in her waist to show off her changing shape

Glowing: The star looked happy and healthy in the flattering number covered in colorful flowers and tied in her waist to show off her changing shape

Alex already has four-year-old sons Teddy and 22-month-old Kit with her husband, insurance broker Charlie Thomson.

The TV host announced her happy news, saying, ‘I suddenly feel really nervous … it just seems like a good time to share some news with everyone and the crew in the studio for the first time.

“Lockdown was anything but predictable, and we’ve had some really unexpected news, baby number three is on its way!”

Alex’s co-host Ronan Keating, 44, and the studio began applauding the star for her exciting announcement.

Congrats!  Alex revealed on Thursday's The One Show live on the air that she is expecting a daughter

Congrats!  Alex revealed on Thursday's The One Show live on the air that she is expecting a daughter

Congrats! Alex revealed on Thursday’s The One Show live on the air that she is expecting a daughter

Alex joked to her co-host, ‘I need all the tips,’ to which the Irish singer, who has five children, replied, ‘Oh yes, a lot, a lot. I am so excited for you. ‘

The presenter added: “Yes, we didn’t see it coming … but yes, we are delighted.”

Asked by Ronan if she’s excluding a boy or a girl, Alex excitedly revealed, “A little girl … a little girl!”

Alex also shared the news on her Instagram, where she shared a sweet black and white photo with her husband Charlie and their two sons – Teddy and Kit.

Lovely: The One Show host, 44, also took to Instagram to announce the news when she shared a beautiful photo with husband Charlie Thomson and their two sons - Kit, 22 months, and Teddy, four.

Lovely: The One Show host, 44, also took to Instagram to announce the news when she shared a beautiful photo with husband Charlie Thomson and their two sons - Kit, 22 months, and Teddy, four.

Lovely: The One Show host, 44, also took to Instagram to announce the news when she shared a beautiful photo with husband Charlie Thomson and their two sons – Kit, 22 months, and Teddy, four.

The family held up a sign saying ‘coming soon … baby number three’ and the presenter captioned the snap with: ‘The best surprise ever’ followed by a heart emoji.

Alex was congratulated by her 278,000 followers and famous friends, including Louise Redknapp, Rochelle Humes and Kirsty Gallacher, after the exciting announcement.

Last year, Alex insisted that having two children was enough, “for the sake of the planet.”

Speaking candidly about her previous pregnancies with the April 2020 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine, she also claimed she felt she had ‘made unrealistic promises’ by taking maternity leave just three months after the birth of her first child.

Yay: Alex's co-host Ronan Keating, 44, and the studio started to applaud the star for her exciting announcement

Yay: Alex's co-host Ronan Keating, 44, and the studio started to applaud the star for her exciting announcement

Yay: Alex’s co-host Ronan Keating, 44, and the studio started to applaud the star for her exciting announcement

Alex explained why she and her husband did not want to add Charlie to their brood at the time, explaining, “Charlie firmly believes that two children are enough for the sake of the planet. And I think I am too old to have another child now.

“It happens to a lot of people and is good for them, but we’re just happy to have two healthy children.”

Speaking of taking just three months of maternity leave after giving birth to Teddy, now four, she admitted that she thought it would “ endanger her work life. ”

She said, “I had made unrealistic promises before I left to have a baby. I had never had a child; I had no idea. And I was afraid it would interfere, that I would have to compromise my work. ‘

Family: Last year, Alex insisted that having two children was enough, “for the sake of the planet.” (shown January 2020)

Alex added that she now realizes it was ‘ridiculous’ and that being a mother actually makes her ‘better at work’ because she is ‘more resilient’.

The star too discussed how she decided to take nine months of maternity leave after the birth of her second son.

On her return to The One Show in January 2020, Alex told fans on Instagram that she felt ‘anxious’ but ‘excited’ emotions.

In 2019, Alex discussed her second pregnancy on the guide dogs podcast, I See What You’re Saying.

She said, “Everyone has nerves of being a mother and parent.

Pregnancy is a time of excitement for every woman, also a bit scary because you don’t know what to expect. Even with your second, it’s like, “How am I going to do two?”

‘Mother was great at first, when we first had Teddy, the first three weeks – luckily. I don’t know how we would have done without her. ‘

In 2018, explaining that it was difficult to conceive Kit’s second child, Alex told The Sun: ‘I have to say, the first time – absolutely fine. Fortunately, god, it happened.

‘But the second time, not that easy. I suppose I’m older now, but we assumed it would be okay. But you don’t really know until you start trying to figure out how it will go, do you?

Smitten: Alex and Charlie were married at Cardiff Castle on December 31, 2015, after being together for four years (pictured in 2015)

Smitten: Alex and Charlie were married at Cardiff Castle on December 31, 2015, after being together for four years (pictured in 2015)

Smitten: Alex and Charlie were married at Cardiff Castle on December 31, 2015, after being together for four years (pictured in 2015)

‘Most couples I know have had something, not always IVF, but a problem that needs to be resolved. Hardly anyone’s story is straightforward, and it’s not really talked about. ‘

Alex and Charlie were married on December 31, 2015 at Cardiff Castle, after four years together.

Speak against HELLO! magazine, Alex revealed that she loved every second of her wedding day, saying: ‘It was spectacular.

“Everyone says it’s the best day of your life and it exceeded my expectations. I loved every second ‘.

After tying the knot in 2015, the couple welcomed their first son Teddy in January 2017.

In May 2019, Alex took to Instagram to announce the arrival of their second child, a son named Kit.

Lovely: Speaking to HELLO!  magazine, Alex revealed that she loved every second of her wedding day, saying: 'It was spectacular.'  (shown January 2020)

Lovely: Speaking to HELLO!  magazine, Alex revealed that she loved every second of her wedding day, saying: 'It was spectacular.'  (shown January 2020)

Lovely: Speaking to HELLO! magazine, Alex revealed that she loved every second of her wedding day, saying: ‘It was spectacular.’ (shown January 2020)