About Us Matt Baker

Matt Baker was born in Durham and grew up in the county on his family’s sheep farm located not that far from Deerness Gymnastics Academy.

Matt, currently the presenter of The One Show and Countryfile, is a former gymnast himself and trained and represented our club as a youngster in the 90’s, becoming junior British Champion in the acro-gymnastics men’s four in 1994.

His passion for the sport has continued to this day and presented and commentated on gymnastics at the London 2012 Olympics.

A Durham boy with a love of gymnastics makes him the natural choice to become the first patron of Deerness Gymnastics Academy. We are looking forward to working with Matt over the coming years to help raise the profile of our club.

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