Why did Matt leave The One Show? Reason behind presenter's absence revealed

Presenter Matt Baker no longer appears on The One Show despite a nine-year stint.

Viewers of the BBC evening show have been wondering whether the former host, who presented alongside Alex Jones, will be coming back since his departure in March.

They have also questioned the reason behind why he has been absent from the show, which delivers celebrity interviews, entertainment news and public affairs. So why did Matt leave? Will the presenter be returning to The One Show? We done some research to find out all you need to know!

Matt Baker and Alex Jones

Why did Matt leave The One Show?

Matt Baker left The One Show because he wanted to spend more time with his family. He signed off from the evening show in March earlier this year.

This happened while he was quarantining at home due to a family member showing coronavirus symptoms.

He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife Nicola Mooney and their two children Luke and Molly.

 

When it was announced he was leaving back in December 2019, he said he was “excited about other opportunities. Matt then added: ”

I’m looking forward to having dinner with my family and being able to put my kids to bed.

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Will Matt return to The One Show?

No. There haven’t been any announcements for Matt to go back to presenting for The One Show.

However the BBC stated that it doesn’t have plans to replace the presenter’s role on the evening show.

Instead, the media platform has brought in an existing group of male and female presenters to present the show alongside Alex Jones, including Jermaine Jenas, who is taking over this week.

What else is Matt currently presenting on?

Shortly after leaving The One Show and after he had finished quarantining, he joined Lenny Henry, Zoe Ball and Paddy McGuinness to host BBC One’s Big Night In on April 23 earlier this year.

He is now presenting Countryfile and BBC Sport.

 

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