Matt Baker lands new series with parents 'Travels with Mum and Dad'

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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Matt Baker moved back to the family farm after his mum Janice was injured. (Channel 4)
Matt Baker will travel the North East with mum Janice and dad Mike. (Channel 4)

Matt Baker has landed another show featuring his family - this time with Travels with Mum and Dad.

The former One Show presenter's More4 series Our Farm in the Dales introduced viewers to three generations of his family and was such a hit that it has now spawned a brand new show.

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Matt Baker: Travels with Mum and Dad, also set to air on More4, sees the TV star take his mum Janice and dad Mike on an adventure tour round some of the UK's most beautiful sights - which all happen to be on their doorstep in the North East.

Matt Baker's family have documented their new life in 'Our Farm In The Dales'. (Channel 4)
Matt Baker's family documented their farming lives in 'Our Farm In The Dales'. (Channel 4)

As farmers, Baker's parents have rarely been able to spend a night away from their Durham hill farm where he grew up and which featured in Our Farm in the Dales.

So Countryfile star Baker is making the most of the many local tourist attractions to do a travel series based entirely on day trips, all taken in their trusty old caravan which viewers saw restored in their farm series.

Baker said: "It’s been a joy taking Mum and Dad out for these trips around our beloved North East. I hope that viewers feel like they’re coming along for the ride with us and enjoy seeing my dad’s old caravan, fresh from being restored in Our Farm in the Dales.

Countryfile - Matt Baker - (BBC Studios/Pete Dadds)
The 'Countryfile' presenter will explore his home region. (BBC Studios/Pete Dadds)

"We’ve made some great memories met some wonderful people and I’m so proud of what we’ve all created together – not even a caravan disaster could stop our travels!"

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The Bakers will take in open-air museum Beamish that commemorates the region's mining and farming past, Hexham Racecourse, the magnificent Durham Cathedral and coastal gem Bamburgh Castle.

On their day trips, the family will learn more about the people working at and caring for each sight, and will have a go at some adventurous activities including horse racing and diving into the River Weir.

The four-part series is being made for More4 by Baker's own production company, Big Circus Media.

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