The One Show’s Alex Jones forced to apologise to Bobby Brazier after on-air blunder

The One Show's presenter Alex Jones was left red-faced after Bobby Brazier pointed out an awkward EastEnders blunder on Wednesday's show (May 1.) During the latest episode, actor Bobby, 20, was invited to discuss his return to Albert Square as Freddie Slater, alongside Big Mo.

The characters' comeback has been confirmed for the upcoming weeks, following Freddie's departure months ago and over a year since Big Mo's last appearance in Walford. As she introduced Bobby, host Alex, 47, said: "In a moment, we'll be joined by Bobby Brazier as his character, Freddie Mitchell, gets ready to return to Albert Square. But first, let's look at his story so far..."

However, after the video montage played, Bobby was quick to correct Alex's mistake, clarifying that he plays Freddie Slater not Freddie Mitchell. Bobby joked: "By the way, by the way, it's Freddie Slater not Freddie Mitchell! Freddie Mitchell doesn't exist, who is that?"

Alex swiftly responded: "Well, now, that is an error, isn't it? A big apology Bobby! " to which Bobby quipped: "Come on now! ".

After the initial hiccup, Bobby then teased his return to EastEnders, where he made light of learning his lines. Co-host Jermaine Jenas chimed in about not learning his lines with Alex, saying: "We do that, all the time!" with Bobby pointing out: "Yeah, I mean, Freddie Mitchell! " with Alex replying: "You know what I mean!" reports the Mirror.

The One Show's Alex Jones apologised to Bobby Brazier on Wednesday's show after an awkward EastEnders blunder
Laila Morse will be returning to the soap in the coming weeks -Credit:BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

Freddie's been off the grid since his altercation with Stacey Slater's stalker, Theo Hawthorne, which nearly landed him in jail last year. Now, after a stint away and crashing at Mo's caravan, Freddie is set to make waves in Walford in the upcoming weeks.

Mo bid farewell to Walford in 2021 for a romantic cruise with her on-again, off-again beau and now fiancé, Fat Elvis. The details of her full-time return are still under wraps, but EastEnders has hinted that fans will get an exclusive first glimpse of their comeback on the show's TikTok channel soon.

Laila Morse, who plays Mo, has wrapped up filming her return scenes and has dropped some hints about what's in store for her character. On her return to the Square, Laila expressed her excitement: "I'm delighted to be coming home to Walford to bring Mo back to life."

Laila Morse will be returning to the soap in the coming weeks
Laila Morse will be returning to the soap in the coming weeks

"EastEnders holds such a special place in my heart, and I can't wait to be reunited with my on screen family, who are like my family, as well as old and new faces."

Executive Producer Chris Clenshaw is equally thrilled, saying: "We are absolutely delighted to welcome back Laila Morse to the role of Mo Harris."

""Although her time away from the Square has been short-lived, the Slater family has endured a huge amount of drama since she last appeared on screen and Mo’s return will be no different. We’re delighted to welcome Laila back permanently as she is thrust into the heart of the drama alongside great-grandson Freddie."