Matt Baker issues apology before addressing ‘tough’ decision during return to The One Show – Express

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Matt returned to The One Show this evening via video call to discuss the exciting news with his former co-host Alex Jones and guest presenter Michael Ball.

However, in spite of the inspiring nature of the event, the star issued an apology to drivers who have found themselves stuck in traffic behind the rickshaws in previous years.

While making a comeback to the BBC show after quitting his hosting duties earlier this year, Matt said: “If anyone has been out and seen the rickshaw as we travel across the country, they’ll know that it’s a big old kind of travelling circus.

“So many vehicles, so many people, and I do apologise even now if you’ve been stuck in one of those traffic jams behind us.”

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Fortunately, Matt insisted there would be no disruption to the roads this year, as he revealed the team will ride the 332 miles within the grounds of Goodwood due to coronavirus restrictions.

He continued: “I can guarantee that will not be happening this year because we aren’t going out on any public roads.

“We’re going to be in a lockdown situation going around Goodwood estate and Goodwood have been absolutely superb.

“So we’ve got quite a few options whilst we’re there, there’s an aerodrome at Goodwood so some Spitfires have said they’re going to do a fly past for us, we’ve got the horse racing circuit we can use and we’ve got the car track as well.”


Matt then replied: “Oh fantastic, it’s really tough our selection when we choose the team, but we think we’ve got a brilliant bunch as always.

“But seriously, thank you, I know it’s difficult to be asking for donations this year in particular but we’re happy to accept whatever you will give us.

“So thank you so much, here we are, 4,300 miles and £36million later, thanks for a great 10 years so far.”

Throughout the challenge, Matt, the young people and the crew will be following strict COVID guidelines. 


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