Myleene Klass has quit as presenter of BBC1’s The One Show in order to spend more time with her baby daughter, it has been confirmed.

The 29-year-old singer, who gave birth to baby Ava in August, had been taking a break from the early evening current affairs programme, but was due to return in a few weeks.

“Myleene has decided with a new baby and all her other commitments that she simply can’t manage the level of commitment that’s needed to co-present a live, daily show,” said a BBC spokesman.

“Everyone at the BBC completely understands and respects this position.”

Myleene will, however, continue to appear on the programme as a guest reporter.

“We are delighted that Myleene is not going to be leaving the show altogether,” the spokesman added, “but will be taking on a different role – she will still be making frequent appearances fronting films and strands within the show.”

“So, she will still be very much a part of The One Show family.”