Matt Baker's future career plans revealed after quitting The One Show?

Francesca Shillcock

Matt Baker has been tipped to join another popular programme following his departure from The One Show earlier this week. Bookies are convinced he will sign up to I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! later this year, and although Matt is yet to announce his next project, fans would love to see him heading Down Under.

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WATCH: Matt Baker's emotional wave goodbye to The One Show

According betting company Coral, the dad-of-two could join the show now he's no longer busy presenting alongside Alex Jones for The One Show. "Many punters feel now that Matt has a lot of time on his hands following his exit from the One Show, he will head Down Under later this year to be a contestant on I'm A Celeb," spokesperson John Hill explained. We think he would be great!

MORE: Alex Jones reveals why The One Show has yet to replace Matt Baker

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As well as being tipped for I'm a Celeb, the BBC favourite did reveal that he was set to once again take part in the Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge – a charitable event that he has fronted since 2011. Matt told Alex: "A lot of people keep asking me, am I going to be doing the tenth one? And let's hope so. That is my plan. Goodness me, it makes such a difference and if I can find a way to make it happen – all being well the rest of this year – then we will be on for number ten."

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This week marked Matt's official departure from the BBC show after almost ten years. The 42-year-old video-called into the London studio to wave goodbye to viewers and co-host Alex, who struggled to contain her emotions and he said his farewell. "We've had some good times haven't we and I loved every single second of sitting alongside you, I really have," he told Alex. "I watched your life change as well, got married and had two children. It's quite amazing isn't it that we've been there together for nine maybe ten years now and that's rare in the world of television. So thank you for all of your support."

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