Alex is the co-host of the BBC’s flagship programme, The One Show that airs daily at 7pm Monday through Friday.
As a fluent Welsh speaker Alex began her career working for Welsh channel S4C where she presented a variety of shows. These included Tocyn, a stylised travel series offering alternative holidays; Chwa, a Welsh language extreme sport series; Salon a style and fashion programme and in 2010 she hosted The Big Welsh Concert.
In summer 2010 Alex landed The One Show role and she hasn’t looked back since. She presents the nationwide magazine show from London and has become a BBC1 face, also co-hosting the hugely popular Let’s Dance (for Comic and Sports Relief), The Jubilee Celebration Coverage and The Royal Wedding – all for BBC1.
Alex’s popularity grew further when she was a semi-finalist on Strictly Come Dancing 2011, which Alex says was ‘one of the best times of her life’. Another wonderful moment was where she danced at Buckingham Palace for The One Show.
2013 was another exciting year for Alex as she guest hosted programmes for Radio 2 as well as co-presenting their Glastonbury coverage. Along with Steve Jones she fronted another great series of Let’s Dance.
In 2014 Alex committed to a Sports Relief challenge in which she climbed 1200 ft up Moonlight Buttress – she slept on the side of the sheer rock face and even had her birthday on it as well. She raised an incredible £1, 231, 476 !
Summer 2014 saw Alex single-handedly host BBC1’S brand new prime time live entertainment show, Tumble.
2010-14 The One Show (Co-Presenter) BBC 1
2014 Tumble (Presenter) BBC 1
2013 That Puppet Gameshow (Guest) BBC1
2013 What’s Cooking (Guest) Channel 4
2013 The Apprentice: You’re Fired (Guest) BBC1
2013 Let’s Dance for Comic Relief (Co-presenter) BBC1
2013 8 Out of 10 Cats (Panellist) Zeppotron for Ch4
2013 Room 101 (Guest) Hat Trick Productions for BBC1
2012 Jubilee Celebration Coverage (Co-presenter) BBC1
2012 Would I Lie To You (Guest) BBC1
2012 Something For The Weekend (Guest Host) BBC2
2012 Lets Dance for Sports Relief (Co-presenter) BBC1
2011 Strictly Come Dancing (Contestant) BBC1
2011 Eurovision Song Contest Results (Co-presenter) BBC1
2011 Let’s Dance for Comic Relief (Co-Presenter) BBC1
2010 Children In Need (Co-Presenter) BBC1
2010 Freesports on 4 – (Co-Presenter)S4C
2008-10 Chwa! (Co-Presenter)S4C
2010 Tocyn (Co-Presenter) S4C
2010 Jonathan (Co-Presenter) S4C
2010 Salon (Co-Presenter) S4C
2009 Twrw yn y Ty (Co-Presenter) S4C
2012-13 BBC Radio 2 Early Breakfast Show depping
2013 BBC Radio 2 Glastonbury coverage
2013 BBC Radio 2 Alex Lester Show depping
2011 Radio Times Columnist