Who's on The One Show tonight? Monty Don joins Matt Baker and Alex Jones as Dr Sarah Jarvis discusses the flu outbreak

GARDENING enthusiasts are in for a treat – Monty Don is on The One Show tonight, and will be answering your queries on how to keep your winter garden in good nick.

Here's who will be joining the much-loved TV presenter, when you can tune in and who's in the presenting hot seat for the this evening's show.

Who's on The One Show tonight?

Monty Don

Monty Don is a familiar face on our screens, best known for presenting Gardeners' World on BBC2.

He was born in 1955 in West Berlin during the Cold War, but grew up in Hampshire where he became an avid gardener and farmer.

The green-fingered star ran a costume jewellery business with his wife Sarah in the 1980s, but since 1988 he has worked full-time as a gardening author, journalist and broadcaster.

Beyond Gardeners' World, he has also fronted Channel 4's Real Gardens and Fork to Fork, and is the annual host of coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show.

Aside from working in television, Monty has worked as a newspaper gardening editor and columnist, and published a total of 16 books.

He's back this Friday with a new show, Monty Don's Paradise Gardens, which starts at 9.00pm on BBC Two.

Dr Sarah Jarvis

Dr Sarah Jarvis is appearing on tonight's One Show to discuss this year's flu season.

She is a GP working in Shepherd's Bush, London, who is also a regular on our TV screens promoting public health.

As well as regularly popping up on The One Show you may have heard the 55-year-old contributing to the Jeremy Vine show as a medical reporter.

In the recent New Year's honours list she was awarded an MBE for services to general practice and the public understanding of health.

What's the latest on the flu outbreak?

More than a hundred people have lost their lives to flu so far this winter as eight million are hit by the bug, according to the latest statistics.

In the last week flu deaths have soared by 41 per cent with 17 new fatalities – bringing the total deaths this winter to 120, new figures have confirmed.

Last week more than 4,500 people were admitted to hospital with flu – up 11 per cent on the previous seven days.

More than 60 per cent (2,754 patients) were suffering influenza B, the vast majority caused by Japanese flu, the latest figures reveal.

Another 361 people were admitted with deadly Aussie flu, with 20 fighting for their lives in intensive care with the H3N2 strain.

Some 8.3 million people are thought to have been struck down by flu over the past week, according to the online tool FluSurvey.

What time is The One Show on and who is presenting?

You can tune in to BBC One at 7pm on weeknights to watch the show.

Today’s episode will last half an hour and is being hosted by the regular duo of Matt Baker and Alex Jones.

Each night the presenters mix interviews with an array of celebrity guests with an eclectic mix of topics ranging from current affairs to pop culture.

It is then available on demand on the BBC iPlayer.

Can I be in The One Show audience?

Unfortunately, the One Show is not listed among the BBC shows you can apply for tickets for.

So viewers will just have to get their fix from their sofas.

However, to be in with a chance of watching programmes from A Question of Sport to Just a Minute being made visit  http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/.



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How long has The One Show been running?

The magazine style show has been running for over a decade. The first episode was aired on August 14 2006.

From 2007 to 2010 it was hosted by Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley, before Alex Jones and Jason Manford took the helm, later being replaced by Matt Baker.

Chris Evans oversaw the Friday night hour-long episodes from 2010 to 2015.

The likes of Dermot O’Leary, Phil Tufnell, Zoe Ball and Fearne Cotton are among the guest presenters who have stood in for the regular duos.

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