Matt Baker Biography

(TV Presenter)

Matt Baker is a TV presenter who works at BBC. He is married and a father of four kids.

More about the relationship

The Countryfile star, Matt Baker is currently living a happy married life. Baker is married to Nicola Mooney who is his childhood sweetheart.

Matt met his wife before he moved down to London for presenting in Blue Peter. The couple met back in the late 1990s and finally tied their knots on July 16, 2004.

Nicola is a trained Physiotherapist and Baker loves her dearly, stating that she is his “everything” at Radio Times. He also described her as a very patient and supportive wife.

The couple has two children together, a son Luke and a daughter named Molly.

Relationship Facts of Matt Baker

  • Matt Baker is married to Nicola Mooney.
  • Matt Baker married on July 16, 2004.
  • 💑 Anniversary in 335 days 💑
  • He is father of Two (Luke Baker, Molly Baker).
  • Matt Baker is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Matt Baker?

Matt Baker’s full name (Matthew James Baker) is a famous English TV presenter. He is best known for presenting for the British public service broadcaster, BBC.

Baker was the presenter for the children’s television show, Blue Peter, from 2000 to 2006, BBC One’s Countryfile from 2009, and the one show since 2011 with another BBC presenter Alex Jones.

Matt Baker: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Nationality

Matt Baker currently aged 44 was born on 23 December 1977 in Easington, County Durham. Baker’s family had a smallholding in the village and his father ran a newsagents shop. Other than that, there is no information about his siblings.

Matt Baker has three siblings; one sister and two half-sisters. He used to be a Junior British Gymnast and sports acrobatics champion, however, he got diagnosed with anemia and had to give up at age 14.

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Caption: Matt Baker and his wife (Source: The Sun)

In the late 1990s, Baker worked as an entertainer and toured the north of England with a 1970s comedy disco-dancing revival show called “disco Inferno”. The television presenter is of English ethnicity and British by nationality.

Education, School/College University

At age 10, Matt Baker attended Easington Village School and later continued at Belmont Comprehensive School in Durham. Initially, Baker was a Junior British gymnast but he had to give up because of Anaemia at the age of 14.

He took A-levels in Drama, Biology, and sports science at Durham Sixth Form Centre. Later baker attended Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh where he was a drama student.

Matt Baker: Professional Life, Career

Baker initially wanted to become a Physiotherapist but he did not have the necessary academic standards. He appeared in the school production of Grease after which people suggested he attend drama school. While attending the Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh, he came to know about Blue Peter looking for a new presenter.

He took his interview in London and made his first appearance on the show on 25 June 1999. Baker went on to present on many shows during his careers like Countryfile summer diaries,  Open Country for Radio 4, Animal Rescue Squad, One man and his dog, The one show, City Hospital, Crufts, and the gift,  Baker also provided BBC commentary for the gymnastics in 2012 Olympics with Claudia Winkleman.

In 2016, he provided the BBC commentary on gymnastic events at Rio Olympics. The English presenter took part in the BBC reality program around the world for 80days to raise money for children in need in October of 2009. In 2010, Baker participated in the eighth series of strictly come dancing where he finished in second place to the winner’s Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev in the final.

Baker also acted briefly appearing in series like Cutting it, Doctor Who, and The Queen’s handbag. In May 2018, he also co-hosted the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with Meredith Vieira.

Lifetime Achievement and Awards

The English BBC presenter has won two BAFTAs for Best children’s Presenters for two years in a row and a Royal Television Society award.

He also partnered with Aliona Vilani in the eighth series of strictly come dancing and finished second.

Matt Baker: Net Worth, Salary

Baker has an estimated net worth of about $10 million as of 2022, and a salary of $607K. All his earnings come from his professional career as a TV presenter.

Matt Baker: Rumors and Controversy

The talented TV presenter hasn’t been caught in big rumors or controversies within his career according to the online sources available.

Body Features: Height, Weight 

Matt Bakers stands 5 ft and 8 inches tall and he weighs about 78 kg. Moreover, Matt Baker has a pair of brown eyes and brown hair.

Social Media

Baker currently does not own any social accounts and is not found active on Facebook. But he is on Twitter and Instagram with over 6k and 290k followers respectively.

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