The One Show presenter Alex Jones, 46, told fans that the latest episode will be “emotional” as fans get to see a film based on The Beatles’ final song Now and Then for the first time.
Taking to her Instagram Story behind-the-scenes, the host explained that their usual half an hour slot had to be extended to make room for the upcoming “emotional” moment.
Sharing further details, she went on to say: “We’ve got this Beatles film, it’s about how they’ve made the very last Beatles single.
“It uses lots of archive footage and present footage and oh my gosh, it’s super emotional.
“It’s a world exclusive, it’s being shown for the first time on The One Show and then it’ll go global.”
Alex again told her followers it was going to be “really emotional” and urged fans to tune in for the historic moment.
“My mum and dad loved them, so I loved them,” she added. “You really want to see this tonight, it’s special.”
The presenter’s co-star Ronan Keating echoed her words on his Instagram Story ahead of tonight’s show.
He told fans: “If you’re a Beatles fan or even if you’re not a Beatles fan, you are going to love it.
“It’s incredibly emotional and a really brilliant ending to a story that has been a part of all of our lives.”
Now and Then features performances from all four of The Beatles, including guitar parts by the late George Harrison from 1995 and vocals by John Lennon drawn from a late-70s demo before his death.
Director Peter Jackson has revealed that the film will feature footage of the band and a “few precious seconds of the Beatles performing in their leather suits, the earliest known film of the Beatles and never seen before”.
He did, however, admit that making the video had “produced a collection of anxieties almost too overwhelming to deal with”.
Addressing his fears, he admitted worrying he was going to let fans down particularly as he had never made a music video before.
After gathering hours of unearthed footage of the band with some help on hand, he began to feel more confident.
Of the finished piece, he added: “I’m very happy I’m not waiting for the release of somebody else’s Now And Then music video.
“I have genuine pride in what we made, and I’ll cherish that for years to come.
“A huge thanks to Apple Corps and the Fabs for giving me all the support I needed – and not allowing me to wriggle away.”
The One Show airs at 7pm on BBC One. Now and Then will be available on YouTube after the show.