Alex Jones delivers emotional tribute to late 'The One Show' colleague

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Alex Jones delivered an emotional tribute on The One Show on Monday as she told viewers one of the programme’s team members had died suddenly over the weekend.

Charlie Mott worked on the production team of the BBC One show, with Jones describing him as "such good company".

She tearfully announced the news as the show came to a close, saying: "Now, before we go, we just wanted to pay tribute to one of our colleagues Charlie Mott, who sadly died at the weekend.

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"Everybody on the team is absolutely devastated. He was hugely talented and such good company. We miss him so much.

"Our thoughts are with his family and we are sending lots of love from all of us here. Goodbye."

The credits were subsequently played in silence instead of the show's usual theme track. A cause of death was not disclosed.

The official The One Show Twitter account shared the clip of Jones' tribute.

Further tributes were then made by BBC colleagues and those who had crossed paths with Mott, including astronaut Tim Peake.

"Such tragic news - Charlie was a wonderful, friendly guy, a real pro and a pleasure to work with. Thoughts are with his family," he wrote.

Meanwhile, The One Show reporter Kevin Duala shared a photo of himself alongside a filming crew and Mott, writing: "This was just over a week ago! I can’t believe it! A lovely man, great professional always smiling on location with the world at his feet. My condolences go to all the family. #ripcharlie."

Olympic runner and The One Show reporter Iwan Thomas commented: "Totally devastated, one of the nicest people I have met in this industry, always brought a smile to my face when I saw his name on the call sheet knowing I’d spend time with him. Talented, kind & funny, taken far too young. Will miss you Charlie boy x."

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