“To hear your voice over talkback, hearing the music at the start and just that vibe,” he added as he struggled to look at the camera.
“It’s incredible I did say goodbye on a laptop propped up against an ironing board a year ago today and now I get to welcome you all to the Durham Dales,” Matt said as he regained his composure.
The presenter went on to discuss his new show, which airs on More4 from Wednesday evening and over subsequent weeks.
However, those watching The One Show at home were pleased to see the former star of the programme make a triumphant return.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: “Ahh lovely Matt, he’s a miss but so looking forward to watching his new series tonight.”