The One Show's Matt Baker "anxious" about whether he has coronavirus

Justin Harp

From Digital Spy

The One Show co-presenter Matt Baker has revealed that his health has taken a turn for the worse since going into self-isolation.

Baker appeared via video from his home during Thursday's edition of the BBC One chatshow, where he has been isolating with his family for the past three days in an abundance of caution.

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In chatting with co-host Alex Jones and guest presenter Patrick Kielty, Baker explained that he'd made a very wise decision to stay home because he's started developing some symptoms over the last 24 hours.

"I'll be honest with you, I'm not feeling as good as I normally do," he admitted. "You know, I've wondered for a couple of days whether we've got it, but certainly I've got this dry cough."

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The presenter did clarify that he was not suffering from one of COVID-19's main symptoms: "I do not have a fever as such, but I have been trying to go out today and get quite a bit of fresh air.

"We're lucky here because we've got space in order to isolate in. I just want to say, if you've got a garden and you can get out, goodness me, it makes you feel so much better when you go out and get some fresh air and notice the seasons around us.

"Here we are in the most beautiful season of spring… I am a bit anxious about whether or not I've got it or not, to be fair."

Back in the studio, Alex and Patrick were forced to socially distance live on air during Thursday's show when viewers tweeted that they were sitting much too close together on the big green couch.

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"We are having a lot of emails about social distancing and the fact that we're quite close together," Alex admitted. "We hear you, and we've moved farther apart."

The One Show airs Mondays through Fridays on BBC One.

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