Baker has been self-isolating with his family as a precaution against coronavirus, after he exhibited some symptoms of the illness.
It has meant, however, that Baker’s final appearances as One Show co-host occurred via video-link. He explained that his bon voyage was originally going to be “a big celebration”, but that he is instead having “a G&T” at home to make up for it.
While cradling his pet dog on his living room sofa, Baker thanked the show’s dedicated audience.
“It goes without saying,” Baker began, “I want to thank each and every one of our viewers, who have shown their support and their compassion – and thank you for your company.”
Despite leaving The One Show, Baker will continue presenting BBC series including Countryfile.