Matt Baker’s mother bursts into tears after being run over by sheep

Matt Baker’s mother bursts into tears as her son admits that one of the reasons he quit The One Show was to spend more time at home after she was overthrown by a flock of sheep










Matt Baker has revealed one of the reasons he left The One Show – to spend more time with his family after his mother had an accident on their farm.

Matt’s mother Janice burst into tears while filming Our Farm In The Dales for Channel 4.

She revealed she suffered a fall while tending the farm’s flock of sheep, who saw them knock her to the ground.

Life changes: Matt Baker has revealed one of the reasons he left The One Show – to spend more time with his family after his mother had an accident on their farm

Matt then admitted that he felt he needed to be at home more so he can be there to help his family.

Matt moved back to the Dales in Yorkshire to help out on the family’s 100-acre sheep farm – which will be followed by the TV series.

After Janice’s accident, the family was concerned that they would have to give up the farm completely.

Matt, 43, told the series: ‘The Hampshire Downs [which are a breed of sheep] that we have been breeding here for years are large sheep. They are on the large side of the scale as far as sheep are concerned.

Traumatic: Matt's mother Janice burst into tears while filming Our Farm In The Dales for Channel 4

Traumatic: Matt’s mother Janice burst into tears while filming Our Farm In The Dales for Channel 4

The culprits: She revealed she suffered a fall while tending the farm's flock of sheep, who saw her knocked to the ground

The culprits: She revealed she suffered a fall while tending the farm’s flock of sheep, who saw her knocked to the ground

“I think, now at the stage you’re in and what’s happened that – and this will be hard to hear because you’ve put so much effort into the herd that we have – I just don’t think they are the way forward, for you now.’

Janice answered, through tears: ‘It’s actually quite a strange feeling to be sitting here in the sun. It’s the first time I have to make a decision because of what happened.

‘It’s the right decision. I know it’s the right decision and you come to a point in your life when you think “I really can’t do this anymore”.

“It’s sad in that respect, but in a good way, a fork in the road can mean good things come out of it in a different way.”

The Good Son: Matt admitted it's hard for him to realize his parents aren't as young as they used to be

The Good Son: Matt admitted it’s hard for him to realize his parents aren’t as young as they used to be

Janice said, through tears, “It's actually quite a weird feeling to be sitting here in the sun.  It's the first time I really have to make a decision because of what happened.

Janice said, through tears, “It’s actually quite a weird feeling to be sitting here in the sun. It’s the first time I really have to make a decision because of what happened.”

Matt admitted it’s hard for him to realize that his parents aren’t as young as they used to be.

He said, ‘It is very important to my mother. And it’s hard, you know. You come to a point in your life when you have to take care of your parents and do your best to make sure everything is okay.

“And that was always, oddly enough, your parents’ role when you were growing up. Suddenly there is that reversal of the roles.

“We’re going to be spending a lot more time here because work and things have changed for me and one of the reasons I stopped what I was doing was because I wanted to spend more time with my family and be here a lot more.

“The timing of it couldn’t be better. it’s strange how the world speaks.’

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