When Matt Baker's 77-year-old father called him to say his mum had been involved in an accident on their farm, he didn't hesitate. Matt Baker was born on 23rd December 1977 in Easington, County Durham, UK, to Michael and Janice Baker. Take your time plan three or four days or more; stop and explore the villages. [21], In early 2011, Baker was elected as the president for the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs. Much as I love the city, though, my heart is in the hills and dales, and Ill soon head back there. Fans of new More4 show Our Farm in the Dales were left devastated this week after Matt Baker and his wife Nicola made a sad announcement before the latest episode. [4] He took A-levels in Drama, Biology and Sports Science at Durham Sixth Form Centre. Jamie Bamber plays Archie Hughes in Beyond Paradise on BBC One. You never ever know how good something like this is until you leave it. What a lovely program Our Farm in The Dales- the chickens and puppies sealed the deal. WATCH MATT BAKER: OUR FARM IN THE DALES AT 9 PM ON MORE4, AND GET FREAKY WITH US ON INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK. You can unsubscribe at any time. The A689 brings you eventually to Durham city, the end of our road trip. DON'T MISS:Orchid care: How to get an orchid to re-flower in one step[COMMENT]When to prune hydrangeas - Best time to cut back hydrangea[INSIGHT]Gardening: Two ways to get rid of weeds from your lawn[TIPS]. Save 64% off the shop price and pay just 2 per issue! Matt Baker and his family return as they prepare for a busy season at the farm. However, the family did relocate to Matt's family farm in the Durham Dales during lockdown last year after his mum. Please credit Channel 4 and include transmission details. But where was Our Farm in the Dales filmed? My sixth-form college was right down by the river. [12] Matt continued his previous commentating work by providing commentary for the Tokyo 2020 gymnastics events. The heartwarming series touches on an emotional period of his life when he moved his family to Durham to help his parents run the family farm. He and his family moved back to Durham to help his mother Janice and father Mike run the family farm after his mum was seriously injured. By sharing pictures and videos online, the presenter has given fans a glimpse inside his beautiful countryside farm. In this intimate series, Baker returns to his childhood home of Durham to help mother Janice and father Mike. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. These plants include daffodils, winter, aconite, foxgloves and daisies. Now this area is like a magnet for me. The characters around here the farmers and the other neighbours are a real close-knit community. Matt has a set of concrete steps leading up to his wooden back door. Matt Baker fights back tears on ITV's Lorraine, BBC Breakfast star Charlie Stayt halts show to warn Lenny Henry 'you shouldn't say that', Charlie was hosting BBC Breakfast on Thursday - but warned Lenny: "You really shouldn't say that. Working at the farm is a family affair and. In the upcoming episode, he will be helping out by planting the apple orchard his parents have always dreamt of. Having grown up on a farm in the Dales, Countryfile and former The One Show presenter Matt Baker, his wife Nicola and their two children will be heading back to the family farm in the Dales for the second season of the hit show. Most of them were students. See production, box office & company info, Mysteries of the Abandoned: Hidden America, The Devil's Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes. Also in 2007, he co-presented five episodes of Animal Rescue Live with Selina Scott. The farmland gets narrower and narrower. ITV Dancing On Ice judge Christopher announced Jayne is out of surgery - and it was a success. However, we can look to previous seasons for hints as the first series aired in March 2021 and the second lot of episodes aired in October. [16], In 2010, Baker participated in the eighth series of Strictly Come Dancing, where he was partnered with professional ballroom dancer Aliona Vilani,[6] finishing in second place to the winners Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev in the final. Just as well because its not easy living up here. Matt and his family live in the Chilterns and have their own smallholding. I feel at my happiest here; its where Im meant to be. Baker was born on 23 December 1977 at Easington in County Durham where his father ran a newsagent's shop, [2] and his parents had a smallholding in the village. Matt still plays a very active role in running the farm, but recent circumstances dictatedhis rolewasabout to get a lot more intense. Figures from 2018 show that he was earning between 450,000 to 499,000 a year with the BBC when he was presenting The One Show. ITV Dancing On Ice's Christopher Dean issues Jayne Torvill health announcement. From the castle, the old stone bridge over the Tees leads you to the Middleton road (B6277). Fans have fallen in love with the feel-good series, with one saying on Twitter: "Loving Matt Baker: Our Farm in the Dales. Theres a string of hamlets and villages along the way, including Cowshill, where the Killhope Burn river rushes beneath a stone bridge before crashing over Burtreeford Falls. Our Farm in the Dales is a heartwarming series that touches on an emotional part of presenter Matt Bakers life. EPISODE 1. Matt's parents farm which is in the Durham Dales, near to Lanchester appeared in More4's Our Farm in the Dales (2021). Matt met his physiotherapist wife when he was performing in a disco show at Pier 39 in Cleethorpes. For the latest County Durham news direct to your inbox every day, go here to sign up to our free newsletter His mother had been involved in a farming accident which left her injured and she was unable to carry out her usual duties. Matt Baker: Our Farm on The Dales on More 4 at 9pm and available to watch on the . [9] In August 2010, Baker co-presented the first series of Secret Britain with Julia Bradbury and presented One Man and His Dog with Kate Humble. Its wonderful that More4 have supported us in being able to share the start of this journey with their audience. As you head north from Scotch Corner, everything on the left-hand side is lovely: miles of green fields rising to massive shoulders of fell, moorland and commons, with the green dales between them. Returningto thefarmwith his family,Matt was faced with the challenge ofkeeping the remote farm running and helping his mum overcome injuries from her accident. The episode is available to stream on BBC iPlayer. The farm is filled with not only animals, but also plants. Matt Baker returned to live on his family farm in Durham after his mum suffered an accident. Viewers tuned into Matt Baker show Our Farm in the Dales on Wednesday but were left gutted as it came to an end, Get the latest County Durham news and updates delivered straight to your inbox - sign up for free email updates. He said he did not want to feel like a presenter this time around, and instead wanted viewers to feel like they were simply joining him on his farm. He announced it in an emotional speech to camera where he thanked everyone for their support, especially for the money donated to The Rickshaw Challenges. The star, who previously presented Blue Peter, lives in Durham with his wife and two kids who will feature on the show. Filming on the farm where I grew up with my whole family has been a wonderful and unique experience.. Will Heaven, Deputy Editor of Telegraph Blogs, wrote: "Was this the unearthing of a true Northern lefty? Or did Baker just misspeak?". ", One of his followers was quick to express their sadness at the news, commenting: "Nooooo please make more we've loved it. Its not that easy to get to, which you might say is its saving grace. His mother had been involved in a farming accident that left her injured and she was unable to carry out her usual duties. In a penned piece for iNews, Matt wrote: ""It was one of those scenarios when you automatically go into rescue mode, so we downed tools, went up there and from day one, it was all hands on deck. You can unsubscribe at any time. [citation needed], In 2008, Baker returned to his native North East England to play the role of Caractacus Potts in a production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Sunderland Empire.[19]. In 2003, Baker was a guest on A Song For Europe contest to decide the UK entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, where he announced the scores for the North of England. Bookmark. From May to August 2010, Baker was a guest presenter on BBC One's magazine programme The One Show, standing in for Jason Manford. September 28, 2021 - 14:35 BST Sharnaz Shahid. READ MORE:The home improvement that can decrease property value by 4,500. He undertook the Kazakhstan to Mongolia leg with Julia Bradbury. After calling into the Editor's office direct, Baker put together a showreel with footage in the farmyard; reading a story; and riding a unicycle. Championing traditional craft and heritage skills along the way, Matt will callonthe services of local expertsand friendsto help the family out and heeven finds the time to save his Dads 1946 Dodge car thats been left in a field for 20 years. The scenery is spectacular. By taking these embed codes you are agreeing to the terms and conditions. The 100-acre farm is in the Durham Hills and Baker said it had been an emotional journey returning to support his family. The farming is some of the toughest in Britain. As part of the celebration for London's winning bid to host the 2012 Olympics, Baker co-hosted the London 2012 party with Claudia Winkleman on 24 August 2008, after the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. On this Wikipedia the language links are at the top of the page across from the article title. Im proud to call it home. [11], On 4 December 2019, Baker announced on The One Show that he would be leaving in the spring of 2020. [2][5][6], Baker wanted to become a physiotherapist, but did not achieve the necessary academic standards. Determined to keep farming, the Bakers knew they had to make some changes. Our Farm in the Dales viewers gutted as Matt Baker and wife Nicola make sad announcement. The series shows the TV presenter, his wife and their two children as they move to Durham to help. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. Baker co-presented Countryfile Summer Diaries on weekday mornings on BBC One, along with Open Country for Radio 4 and Animal Rescue Squad and Animal Rescue Squad International for Channel 5. The former The One Show star's garden features dry stone walls, wild bushes and a small blue shed that was visible in the background of this picture. Another fan said: "Our farm in the Dales. The room has a log-burning fire and sofas, with a green bookcase positioned against one wall. Matt is reportedly worth 7million. Star Matt Baker See production, box office & company info Add to Watchlist 4 User reviews Episodes 12 Browse episodes 3 seasons 2 years Photos Add photo In his TV series, Matt returned to his childhood home of Durham to help his mother Janice and father Mike. Such a genuine family and all the lovely four-legged friends as well. And, of course, youve got to go to the cathedral. Series 3 Episode 5. For Children in Need, Baker rode a bicycle towing a rickshaw 484 miles from Edinburgh to London in 2011, which took about a week up to the fund raising night on 18 November. Matt lives there with his wife Nicola Mooney and their two children Luke and Molly. Well done @deborahddnntt and @Channel4 @More4Tweets". Its so dark up there you wouldnt believe it. WATCH:Matt Baker shares genius kitchen hack - and fans are impressed! The heartwarming series touches on an emotional period of his life when he moved his family to Durham to help his parents run the family farm. 46 min 18 Oct 2021. Matts parents, Janiceand Mike, live on anorganic sheepfarm that dates back to the 1600s. The four part series shows the transition the presenter made moving his family from the south to rural living up north. ", BBC Beyond Paradise star Jamie Bamber is married to Eastenders actress. Joyous.". Available now. Channel 5 Our Yorkshire Farm: Who will run Ravenseat Farm when Amanda and Clive Owen leave? A Year On Our Farm by Matt Baker is published by Michael Joseph, priced 20. A few miles or so north of Middleton-in-Teesdale lies High Force, an amazing waterfall that you just have to see.Just before the tiny village of Forest-in-Teesdale, the landscape levels off into gently rolling grassy fields dotted with farmhouses. You sense the history of all that hard work on the land, and in the mines and quarries around. The 43-year-old from County Durham now continues to host BBC's Countryfile and BBC Sport. We would often take a boat out and row down there, which is lovely. Everyone comes north up the M6 and turns left at the Lake District, but they never turn right, over the North Pennines to the Durham Dales. Our Farm in the Dales viewers gutted as Matt Baker and wife Nicola make sad announcement (Image: Instagram) She took to Instagram to post: "It's the last Our Farm in the Dales tonight at. He also has hopes of increasing biodiversity in the woodland, and Farrier John pays the donkeys a visit. Its also my producing and directorial debut with our new production company so it couldn't be more personal. [15], In July 2017, Baker co-presented Wild Alaska Live on BBC One with Steve Backshall and Liz Bonnin. The 100-acre farm is in the Durham Hills and Baker said it had been an emotional journey returning to support his family. Matt admitted he uses a turntable record player that once belonged to his granddad to regularly to play old vinyl records. ", READ MORE:Matt Baker 'emotional' as dad's car restarts on Our Farm in the Dales. The interaction between the generations of your family is just so heartwarming to watch. We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. The docu-series is a heartwarming show about Matt and his family who. - Newcastle restaurateur Terry Laybourne on reopening St Vincent for first time since Covid, Top city chef and 21 Hospitality Group owner Terry Laybourne talks about the March 9 re-launch of quayside restaurant St Vincent, the effects of the pandemic, the cost of living crisis and Newcastle's current dining scene. The characters around here - the farmers and the other neighbours - are a real close-knit community. Matt's parents, including his mother Janice, renovated the farm and kept it going for the family. Unfortunately, the farm is not open to members of the public as it is privately owned by the Baker family. On a personal note Ive loved getting to know the miniature donkeys.. Matt Baker and his wife and kids move to the organic sheep farm where he grew up in the Durham hills to help secure its future, The Bakers call in some local storm-proofing experts to safeguard the farmhouse and Matt takes his dad to see the progress that's been made on his 1946 Dodge, Matt Baker and his wife and kids continue to make the vital changes needed to secure the future of his family's farm in the Durham hills, The Bakers call in some local storm-proofing experts to safeguard the farmhouse, The Bakers transform old bits and pieces into a playground for their pygmy goat herd, Matt starts work on some steps for the paddock and readies the beehives for heather season, Matt begins work on his dream woodland hut and wildlife hideaway, As a blanket of snow falls, the Bakers ensure that the animals are fed and protected, As the worst storm to hit the farm in living memory strikes the Bakers round up the troops, Matt Baker and his family prepare for winter and get ready for an enchanting Christmas at their farm in the Durham hills, Matt Baker takes his mum Janice and dad Mike on some memorable, easy-to-reach excursions around their beloved North East, as they relive old memories and make new ones, The Yorkshire Shepherdess gets stuck into daily life on some of the UK's most extraordinary farms, as she explores the pressures facing the modern farmer and the sheer passion that keeps them going, TV presenter and designer Sarah Moore realises her dream of transforming a derelict relic on the Greek island of Skiathos into a fabulous family foothold, Property expert Sarah Beeny and her family swap London life for a new start on a 220-acre, semi-derelict former dairy farm in Somerset, where they plan to build a modern stately home of their dreams, Katie Price transforms her 19-room vandalised and uninhabitable mansion into a forever home for her family, Pamela leaves her Hollywood life behind and embarks on a huge restoration of her grandma's legacy property on the coast of Vancouver Island, The programme that helps house-hunters find their dream holiday home in the sun.