Best recognised for his long standing relationship with the BBC, Matt Baker has been the broadcaster's lead presenter on the likes of Countryfile and The One Show for two decades. Known for his personable nature with guests, and informed presenting, particularly on rural segments, Matt is a down to earth and laid back host for all occasions. With a background in performance, and over twenty years as a live and pre recorded presenter, Matt is perfectly placed to elevate your occasion as a recognisable and adaptable event host.
The familiar face that fronts some of the BBC’s most popular programmes, Matt has presented Countryfile since 2009. The award winning media personality has shown his passion for Britain's countryside and love for all creatures through his role reporting on rural and environmental issues on location for the BBC series. Proving a popular and enthusiastic presenter, Matt joined the big green sofa alongside Alex Jones to host The One Show in 2011. Over the course of nine years Matt has bought a full range of stories and interviews to viewers, from humorous segments to current affairs reporting, Matt’s versatility is evident, handling the content of each episode with aplomb.
Born and raised in the Dales, Matt’s formative years were spent learning the trade on his family’s sheep farm, which later enabled him to become an authoritative presenter on the topic of rural activities. After gaining a formal education in drama at university, Matt’s big break came in 1999 when he impressed producers of the BBC with his farm based showreel, and landed a job as the Blue Peter presenter. For seven years he entertained with daring stunts, tough challenges and original content, being awarded the BAFTA for Best Children’s Presenter in 2002 and 2003.
As a well loved figure in the British media, Matt has been sought after to diversify into reality television, which saw him come second on the 2010 series of Strictly Come Dancing, and specialist presenting roles. Having a background in gymnastics, in addition to his established reporting reputation, Matt regularly fronts the coverage of the British Gymnastics, live reporting on the events since 2006, even acting as the Olympic correspondent in 2008, 2012 and 2016. From the royal wedding to Wild Alaska Live and everything in between, Matt is an accomplished live reporter.
A natural presenter who has reached critical acclaim during his extensive career, Matt Baker is the ideal host to handle proceedings at your next event.