Matt wanted to pursue his career as a physiotherapist but wasn't able to score standard academically. Afterward, he joined Queen Margaret University, and a year before his graduation, he got a chance to appear in Blue Peter as a presenter. While working on Blue Peter, he was awarded by BAFTA for Best Children's Presenter twice, and Royal Television Society. He worked there for seven years and left the show.
After that, he was a guest presenter on BBC One's magazine programme, The One Show in 2010. During his service, he earned wide recognition and media attention for asking the Prime Minister David Cameron, "How on earth do you sleep at night?".
Moreover, Baker also co-presented Countryfile Summer Diaries on BBC One, Open Country in Radio 4, Aminal Rescue Squad International in Channel 5, Secret Britain, One Man, and his Dog. He was the guest presenter on BBC One's The One Show. Besides, he also presented the final series of the BBC's City Hospital and also served as a commentator on several gymnastic events including 2008 Summer Olympics for BBC.
Matt Baker also worked as a presenter in Gymnastics World Championships, 2012 Summer Olympics, Crufts, Evacuation, etc. His other work as a co-presenter is Animal Rescue Live, London 2012 Party, Secret Britain, The Sports Relief Games Show, Big Blue Live and much more.
Moving towards his personal life, Matt Baker is married to his long-term girlfriend Nicole Mooney, a physiotherapist. The couple got married at Winston in Teesdale in 2004. The couple met each other while Matt was performing in the disco show at Pier 39 in Cleethorpes. Matt and Nicole are blessed with a son, Luke and a daughter, Molly and are living happily together in Buckinghamshire.
Matt Baker earns a good sum of money from his career. He is a well-paid journalist by BBC Network. He earns an annual salary around £450,000 - £499,999. As of 2017, his net worth is around $10 million.