Matt Baker: ‘You can’t leave me’ Helen Skelton addresses Countryfile co-star's exit

Countryfile presenter Matt Baker, 42, announced he will be stepping down from his role on The One Show earlier this month. Yesterday, Helen Skelton, 36, addressed his exit on Instagram.

The mother-of-two shared a picture of the pair filming for Countryfile in view of her 140,000 followers.

She smiled for the camera, while Matt was seen pulling a funny face as he folded his arms.

Helen captioned the picture: “Very late to the party on this one but wishing @mattbakerofficial all the best for his new chapter.

“You may leave the sofa but you can’t leave me #farmkidsrule #countryfilecrew #bluepeter #countryfile #northernersunite.”

Matt responded to Helen’s post, commenting: “Thanks Helen #pasturesnew #ploughon.”

Helen’s post left many fans with questions.

One user wrote: “Where’s he going?” while another asked: “Well I’m sure he was in rugby club earlier.”

“All the best in your new ventures Matt. You two make an awesome duo,” a third commented.

Matt will step down from his role on The One Show after nine years in March. It is currently unknown who will replace him.

At the time, he told viewers: “It’s been brilliant to showcase the eclectic mix of Britain, meet incredible people along the way and witness so many lives changed with the annual Rickshaw Challenge for Children In Need.

“I’d like to thank all those I’ve worked with over the years and especially you, the viewer, for showing me so much support during my time on the green sofa.”

He added: “I’m looking forward to having dinner with my family and being able to put my kids to bed.”