(born 1977) is a 6'4" (1.93m) Welsh television presenter and looks like
a "pretty boy" version of James Bond, not the nasty cruel one
of the books who is always shooting people and dumping women.. Jones is
primarily known in the UK as presenter of T4. Internationally, he was known
as the host of the first season of The X Factor USA. Jones was born
in Rhondda, near Cardiff, Wales and currently lives in Marylebone, London,
After starting his career as a model for Esquire, Jones moved into presenting, fronting such programs as The Pop Factory Awards with Liz Fuller and 99 Things To Do Before You Die. He has since become a regular feature on Channel 4's weekend entertainment program T4. In 2006, he worked on Transmission with T-Mobile with XFM DJ Lauren Laverne. In February 2009 he made his BBC One debut hosting Let's Dance for Comic Relief with Claudia Winkleman who was later replaced with Alex .Jones, a role which he has reprised for February 2010, February 2011 and once again in February 2012. In early 2009 he presented Sky's Guinness World Records Smashed with Konnie Huq. The same year, he began presenting the BBC TV quiz show As Seen On TV. As of April 200, he is filming a new BBC One series in Argentina called 10 Ways to Leave a Game Show, which aired in July 2010. Jones has also featured in acting roles; he had a small part in the film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and a minor role as himself in two episodes of the TV series Plus One.
Jones designed and modeled clothing for Shop Direct Group's in-house brand 'Good Souls' for their 200 Summer/Autumn ranges. On 22 October 2010, it was announced Jones would leave T4 after seven years as a presenter. His last show for the strand was T4 Stars Of 2010 on 2 November 2010.He is presently the presenter of BBC the Drop Zone.It was originally announced in May 20 that Jones would co-host The X Factor USA with Nicole Scherzinger. However, Scherzinger was later promoted to the empty judge slot vacated by Cheryl Cole, and Jones was slated to present the show solo. In between filming the X Factor USA season one in Los Angeles, Jones appeared as a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where he talked about being a model, life in Los Angeles and working on The X Factor USA.
In January 20`2 Jones announced that he had been dropped as presenter of the show. After much speculation, the show's creator Simon Cowell stated that many changes would be made to the show for the second season. Season one judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger have also been axed from the show and will not return for season two.In December 20, Jones presented 'A Night with Beyonce', a live music special on ITV. It has been confirmed by the BBC that Jones will return to Let's Dance for Sport Relief in 2012 for the fourth series of the fundraising show. He will once again be hosting alongside Alex Jones. Jones said in a statement "The BBC, Let's Dance, and Alex Jones... three of my favorite things. I couldn't ask for a better show to come home to... I can't wait!" The show will air in February 20`2 on BBC One.
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