Matt Baker said “RIP big man” in a heartbreaking Instagram post today. The One Show star was immediately inundated with messages, following his tragic loss.
The 42-year-old spoke out in view of his 225,000 followers after a death on his farm.
The small screen regular uploaded an image of one of his donkeys, which quickly received more than 8,000 likes.
He explained in the caption: “RIP big man – we’ll miss your presence X.”
Matt, who also shares his Hertfordshire home and land with sheep, chicken and dogs, didn’t go into further details as to what had happened.
The couple went on to welcome a son and daughter.
Matt, who has a sister and two half-sisters, was brought up on a small holding in Easington, County Durham.
Just hours before, the TV favourite shared a snap as he stood under a tree in his garden.
He held up a sign, which read: “Together we can… Give children the confidence to be whoever they want to be.”