Matt Baker: Countryfile host ‘doesn’t want to play family card’ after issuing apology
Countryfile host Matt Baker issued an apology after he stepped down from his role as president of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC). The dad-of-two detailed the challenges of carrying out his duties had impacted on the amount of time he spent with his children.
The 43-year-old was elected president of NFYFC in 2011, but made the decision to step down from his role just two years later.
The farming-enthusiast admitted he found the role challenging while balancing his home life alongside his TV duties, which then included The One Show and Countryfile.
“The challenges are trying to get to places and to see people and show my support,” Matt explained in an unearthed interview.
“Yes, I can have conversations with people wherever I go but I think the hardest thing has been knocking back all of the emails that have been coming in saying, ‘Will you come and see us?’
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Meanwhile, Matt often gives fans a glimpse into his life on his Hertfordshire farm.
The Countryfile presenter lives with his wife Nicola Mooney and the couple’s children Luke and Molly.
Matt met his spouse while they were at school and they have now been married for 16 years.
Taking to Instagram, the dad-of-two shared a touching message to mark the celebratory occasion.
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