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Our Farm in the Dales star and former The One Show presenter Matt Baker joined ITV”s Lorraine to speak about Monday night’s Christmas Special. The More4 hit show saw Matt move his wife and children over to the county of Durham after his mother was involved in a devastating accident but while she recovered, the TV broadcaster helped to run the family farm. During Matt’s interview on Lorraine, the TV presenter spoke about how his family had adapted to having a film crew on site following them around while they run the farm’s day-to-day operations. During his time with the Scottish presenter, Matt paid a sweet tribute to The One Show team following his departure almost two years ago.
Speaking about his parents, Matt openly discussed how “the tables turned” in terms of family care.
The 43-year old host said: “For my mum and my dad, they’ve really enjoyed the fact that we’ve all done this together.”
He continued: “And it came out of this scenario that none of us saw coming.
“Mum and dad are getting older and it kind of runs true with so many viewers,” Matt added.
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The presenter helped his father after his mother Janice needed replacement knee surgery following her horrific accident in the sheep pen.
The father of two said: “Those family issues of when you start looking after your parents in the same way they’ve looked after you and the tables turn.”
Matt went on to say it “happens with every family.
“We’ve managed to do it with the backdrop of a farm, so it’s entertaining in an escaping way.”
The daytime host complimented Matt’s children for their contribution to the show, she said: “Both your children are terrific in it.”
The host went on: “Nobody is saying to them, ‘go there or do that’, because they’re doing what they would do anyway.”
Lorraine added: “It’s like, ‘We are having to do it, you might as well film it.’”
Matt replied: “And it’s funny when I left (The One Show), my aim was to produce and direct other people,
“Now I’ve ended up doing it with my family and my friends in it.”
The TV broadcaster told host Lorraine Kelly: “The sound man, Steve, who I first met on one of my first Blue Peter filming trips,
“We used to do a lot of filming on the farm back in the day and Steve would always be the sound man.
“When I said to mum and dad, Steve is going to come and do the sound [for the show], they were like ‘great’,” He added.
The farming star claimed the team on Our Farm in the Dales were as tight-knit as a “big old happy family”.
While the TV presenter seemingly enjoyed his current TV project, Lorraine assumed: “You won’t be missing The One Show at all. I know you loved it.”
Matt soon replied with: “Yeah, [it was] such a big part of my life.”
The former Blue Peter presenter added: “You know yourself when you’re doing a live show every day, and that buzz of getting it, it’s a different way now,”
The star jokingly pointed out: “And 7pm of an evening is now very different from what they used to be.”
The Scottish journalist smiled and sympathised with her guest, she said: “I bet they are.”
Matt paid a sweet tribute to his former colleagues after he said: “They were a lovely team and I miss them.”
Lorraine airs weekdays on ITV from 9am.
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