Strictly Come Dancing star Matt Baker is new One Show host

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TV presenter Matt Baker has been confirmed as the new host of BBC’s One Show. He will take up his role on February 14.

Easington-born Matt replaces Jason Manford, who quit the magazine show after it emerged the married presenter had been exchanging lewd messages with female fans via text and Twitter.

Matt, whose family have a farm in County Durham, first found fame as a Blue Peter presenter and had been a success as a stand-in on the One Show. He was also a hit on Strictly Come Dancing.