Matt Baker

Matt Baker

The One Show, Countryfile

Synopsis

As well as hosting the daily magazine show and sampling the wares of rural food producers, the one time junior gymnastic champion covers the sport for the BBC.

Biography

Matt was a Blue Peter presenter until 2006. His time on Blue Peter saw him become one of the most loved presenters the show had had and he won best children's presenter at the Bafta TV Awards 2 years in a row.

Matt's daredevil escapades on the programme saw him set a world hang-gliding record and pass a Royal Marines training course. Aside from travelling to and reporting from more than 20 countries Matt also had the opportunity to put his drama training to use by appearing in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the programme.

Since leaving Blue Peter, Matt has had a successful time co presenting The One Show and Countryfile on BBC1 as well as appearing as a guest on Nevermind the Buzzcocks and finishing as runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing.

He has also branched out into commentating for the BBC coverage of the Gymnastics, co-presenting Crufts, Animal Rescue Live and Countryfile Summer Diaries.

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