Matt Baker, 42, has been a firm favourite on The One Show for the past nine years. The Countryfile presenter made a return to the show as he filmed inside his family home after he recently went into self-isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The father-of-two shared rare footage of his two children, Molly and Luke, as they worked on their computers amid the current UK lockdown.
Matt opened up on the “difficult time” the UK has faced amid the COVID-19 outbreak and how he has turned to social media to be able to “connect with family”.
His co-host Alex Jones, 43, explained live from BBC the studio that Matt had been “all over Instagram these days” as he continues to work from home.
In the VT which aired tonight, the Countryfile presenter admitted he initially was “sceptic” about using the picture-sharing site.
But during the current UK lockdown, it has become an “inevitable” tool that is being used worldwide to stay in contact with others.
Matt explained: “Being in self-isolation has become a big part of our society but the use of technology to connect has become a lifeline. Not just for me but more importantly for loved ones.
“Now, we’ve been self-isolating for two weeks and during that time like so many of you, I’ve immersed myself in the online world.”
He continued: “Many of you may be familiar with this world but for me it was mind-boggling. Instagram has been my first step.
“Sharing content of our animals, our family farm, my artwork and life in general.”
Matt added: “You know what, I’ve been blown away by the correspondence that it’s ignited. It makes you feel like you’re a part of a wider community.
“During this difficult time, I’ve not just been able to join in meetings from home but also use this technology to connect with my family.”
The footage comes as Alex confirmed that tomorrow still marks Matt’s final day on The One Show.
As she closed tonight’s programme, The One Show host explained: “We’ll be back tomorrow, and it’s going to be a really difficult day for us because Matt is leaving. But we have got a great show planned, so we’ll see you then.”
The Countryfile presenter also took an opportunity to honour his co-host in a heartwarming snap on Instagram.
In view of his 144,000 followers, Matt shared a lego version of himself alongside Alex.
He captioned the post: “Made a film from home for tonights @bbctheoneshow I video called some wonderful Oneshow viewers!! I made it on my mobile!! Can’t believe it’s my last show tomorrow. #workingfromhome #isolation #lego #home.”(sic)
Fans and celebrity pals alike flocked to comment on the heartfelt message.
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