BBC"s Matt Baker: "I broke fingers and toes. I didn"t care. I just wanted to be perfect"


BBC"s Matt Baker: "I broke fingers and toes. I didn"t care. I just wanted to be perfect"

6:49 PM on 27th June 2011

“I was obsessed. Totally obsessed. My parents didn”t push me at all, because they didn”t need to. I trained at least two hours a day, six days a week”: Matt Baker on being a child gymnast

“Outside work, no one spoke to me. I couldn”t handle it, but I just made myself think this was what I”d wanted and I stuck at it”

“I”m not in this business to kick up a fuss or create a storm. I”m in it to do the job”

On The One Show:

On The One Show: “I guess I have worked on shows that have a past, but I don”t go into them wanting to know all about what”s happened before. To me that”s all irrelevant” (Matt and his co-presenter Alex Jones)

Matt Baker and Aliona Vilani on Strictly Come Dancing Matt Baker and Aliona Vilani

Matt with dance partner Aliona Vilani on Strictly Come Dancing. He was a runner-up on last year”s show

Matt also presents Countryfile with Julia Bradbury

Matt also presents Countryfile with Julia Bradbury

Madonna asked Matt if he had bought

Madonna asked Matt if he had bought “blank-blank” shoes for his wife Nicola