Quick Facts of Matthew James Baker
- Date of Birth30 June, 2022
- First NameMatt
- Last Name Baker
Matt Baker is a British television presenter who first gained fame after appearing in the show Blue Peter, For the show, he won two BAFTA Awards for Best Presenter. Currently, he works as a host for the BBC television show The One Show.
Early Life, Childhood And Education
Matthew James Baker was born on 23rd December 1977, in Easington, County Durham, England. He belongs to Caucasian ethnicity and holds the English nationality.
His father owned a shop and a smallholding in the village. He has one sister and two half-sisters.
Baker attended Easiniton Village school but was moved to West of Durham. After that, he continued his education at Belmont Comprehensive School in Durham. Due to his health condition, he was forced to give up his education–he was diagnosed with anemia at 14.
Then he took A level in Drama, Biology, and Sports Science at Durham Sixth Form Centre. He graduated with a bachelor of drama from Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh.
Made His Television Debut From Blue Peter
Matt Baker auditioned for the show after finding out via relative. He was summoned in London for an interview.
He debuted on the show on 25th June 1999. For his work in Blue Peter, he won two BAFTA Awards for Best Presenter in 2002 and 2003.
After that, he has appeared in many shows including The Nature of Britain, Crufts Dog Show, The Wright Stuff, What Are You Like?, and Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. With his fame from the show, he appeared in television series such as The Cunning Little Vixen, Doctor Who, and Jamie Johnson.
In 2020, he appeared in shows like The One Show, Dancing on Ice, and The Big Night In.
Married To Physiotherapist
Matt Baker tied the knot with physiotherapist Nicola Mooney on 16th July 2004. The couple met at the University and instantly fell in love.
Matt and his wife are blessed with two children a daughter Molly Baker and a son Luke Baker.
The presenter is an avid animal lover and posts many pictures of the pets on his official Instagram. He has 199k followers on his Instagram.
The couple resides in Buckingham shire along with their two kids.
$10 Million Net Worth
Matt Baker earned massive wealth from his career. According to celebrity net worth, he has an estimated net worth of $10 million, as of 2020.
The major source of his collection is from his career as a presenter. The average salary of a presenter is around $61,463 per annum.