Matt Baker scoffing cake on Rickshaw Challenge

Matt Baker

Matt Baker

Matt Baker has confessed that he has been scoffing a lot of cake during his Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge because supporters keep bringing him irresistible baked goods.

Matt Baker has been eating lots of cake while doing the BBC Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge.

The 36-year-old television presenter has been travelling around the UK on a rickshaw to raise money for the telethon, and admits that he's had lots of support from the public who have been making him scoff their baked goods.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "People are piling out the door with jelly babies and trays of cakes - we're meant to be athletes - maybe some fruit next time?!"

Despite consuming lots of treats, 'The One Show' host admitted that he has secretly loved the amount of desserts that he has been given while taking part in the gruelling adventure.

He continued: "What I love to see is someone come out the kitchen in a pinny with a parcel covered in tinfoil that's just been baked - that's a winning moment for me!

"And of course all the cheers and kind words make the world of difference for the riders, especially when it's been raining or the roads have been full of hills - it just spurs everyone on."

The former 'Blue Peter' presenter - who has children Luke and Molly with his wife Nicola - also revealed that supporters have been coming out to cheer him on at strange times during the night.

He added: "This morning, we started at 2.00am and there were people cheering for us at that time - it's great!

"A really funny moment was at 3.30am we saw a ghostly figure. It was a lady in her nighty and fluffy slippers shouting, 'Come on Team Rickshaw!'"

Matt is taking part in the Salford to Walford Rickshaw Challenge to raise money for BBC Children in Need. For more information or to donate, visit


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