The One Show: Matt Baker fights back tears as he leaves BBC show via video link after 10 years

Adam White

Matt Baker fought back tears as he departed The One Show after a decade as co-presenter, though only appeared via video link due to coronavirus concerns.

Baker has been self-isolating with his family as a precaution against coronavirus, after he exhibited some symptoms of the illness.

It has meant, however, that Baker’s final appearances as One Show co-host occurred via video-link. He explained that his bon voyage was originally going to be “a big celebration”, but that he is instead having “a G&T” at home to make up for it.

Alex Jones says goodbye to long-time co-host Matt Baker (and his dog) via video link on The One Show: BBC

While cradling his pet dog on his living room sofa, Baker thanked the show’s dedicated audience.

“It goes without saying,” Baker began, “I want to thank each and every one of our viewers, who have shown their support and their compassion – and thank you for your company.”

Despite leaving The One Show, Baker will continue presenting BBC series including Countryfile.

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Alex Jones

announced his One Show departure in December