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Matt Baker shares exciting news with fans as lockdown eases

The former Blue Peter presenter lives on a farm in Hertfordshire

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Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
June 11, 2020
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Matt Baker has suggested he has returned to filming, having left his country farm for the first time "in a very long time". Taking to his Instagram Stories on Thursday morning, the former One Show host gave fans a glimpse of his outing, panning towards some canals and countryside trees. "Well a very good morning everyone, I'm back from the country farm for the very first time in a long time," he said. "I'm doing a piece in the grand union canal."

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"I parked my motor about a mile back there," he added. "I'm enjoying a beautiful walk alongside the – I think – reservoirs. Not a lot to see over there but we'll be doing a lot of these locks today. I'll keep you posted."

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The post comes over two months after Matt left his position on The One Show after fronting the series for nine years alongside Alex Jones. Although he filmed his final weeks at home whilst self-isolating, the TV star headed back to the studios in April to co-host The Big Night In in April alongside Lenny Henry and Davina McCall.

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The presenter left The One Show back in March

Matt, who still presents Countryfile, lives in Hertfordshire with his wife Nicola Mooney and their children Luke, 12, and Molly, ten. Running the farm is a family affair, with Matt's two children getting stuck in with the daily chores. The star previously wrote a day in the life diary for Countryfile's website, and detailed some of the activities his kids enjoy doing, such as numbering the sheep with a can of spray paint, and feeding the animals.

Home life is incredibly important to the family man – so much so, Matt decided to leave his role on The One Show in order to spend more time with his loved ones. Explaining the reasons for his decision on the show, Matt previously told viewers that while he was excited about future new career opportunities, "most of all, I'm looking forward to spending evenings with my wife Nicola, and finally getting to put my kids to bed".

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