January 24, 2021

The One Show will not replace Matt Baker after he leaves

Matt Baker is to sign off as co-host of BBC One’s The One Show after nine years on Tuesday – and will do so from home because he is still in quarantine.

Baker is at the end of two weeks of quarantine after a family member showed coronavirus symptoms.

The BBC has said it does not plan to recruit a replacement.

“We are drawing on our existing family of presenters – made up of men and women – to present alongside Alex Jones,” a spokeswoman said.

Those standing in for Baker recently have included Patrick Kielty, Amol Rajan and Chris Ramsey.

Baker joined The One Show on a permanent basis in 2011, months after coming second in 2010’s Strictly Come Dancing. The former Blue Peter host will continue to present the Countryfile and sports coverage.

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