Countryfile and former The One Show host Matt Baker, 42, took to Instagram to tell fans he will be one of the presenters to host BBC’s upcoming show The Big Night In. It will celebrate the acts of kindness and community support during the current coronavirus pandemic.
In view of his 182,000 Instagram followers yesterday, he wrote: “Honoured to be hosting The Big Night In with #SirLennyHenry @mcguinness.paddy @zoetheball @davinamccall.
“This is the first time Children In Need and Comic Relief have partnered – in these times of togetherness we’re there for those who need us most.
“Join us Thursday 23rd April from 7pm BBC1 for what ever happens!! Huge thanks already to those who’ve offered help. See you then.”
Matt will front the show alongside Sir Lenny Henry, Paddy McGuinness, Davina McCall and Zoe Ball, with Peter Kay also in the mix.
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Elsewhere, Matt revealed his 12-year-old son Luke, who he shares with wife Nicola Mooney, has been helping out with the filming on Countryfile.
On his Instagram story, he told fans he is a “proud dad” as his son took over camera duties.
He wrote: “Tonight my 12-year-old son films Countryfile. Proud dad, family business, stay home. See you at 7.”
At the start of last week’s Countryfile, Matt also explained to viewers how filming will take place during the current coronavirus pandemic.
He informed viewers the team were “staying at home and following government advice”.