Tokyo 2020: Matt Baker shares commentary behind the scenes
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Matt Baker has been keeping BBC viewers up to date with the Tokyo Olympics 2020 gymnastics news, live from Salford. Taking to his Instagram page at the weekend, he gave his followers an insight into the studio layout. The Countryfile presenter first arrived at the studios in the early hours of Sunday morning to settle in for a 12-hour shift.
The 43-year-old swiftly revealed that they were not in Tokyo, but at a studio in Salford where they each had their own booths.
He then panned the camera around to show his followers the multiple world flags and layout of the building.
"I'm, sure you'll agree, the booth builders have done a sterling job," he said.
Walking into one booth, he added: "This is probably the size of a Tokyo hotel room."
Matt Baker has been commentating for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 gymnastics (Image: INSTAGRAM•MATTBAKER•TWITTER)
Matt Baker gave a view of his surroundings from his booth (Image: INSTAGRAM•MATTBAKER)
Matt Baker has been commentating from a booth in Salford (Image: INSTAGRAM•MATTBAKER)
He concluded his video cheering on team Great Britain.
Many of Matt’s 275,000 followers flocked to his post to comment.
One wrote: "Great to hear you Matt for GB's subdivision – fingers crossed for a great week!!"
A second commented: "Love your enthusiastic commentary! Go team."
Dan Walker and Sam Quek shared a selfie from the BBC studio (Image: TWITTER•DANWALKER)
When sports became olympic events timeline (Image: EXPRESS)
"Good to see you Matt," a third added.
Yesterday, he went on to share a video of his view from the booth as he congratulated GB's women's team gymnasts on their bronze win.
Matt was also a commentator in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2012 London Olympics and the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Before his presenting days, the father-of-two was a British gymnastic and sport acrobatics champion.
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In a video interview with BBC Sport, he previously said: "Gymnastics was a natural fit.
"It just clicked with me, it was something that I loved and I didn't have to think about whether or not I wanted to go.”
Elsewhere last week, Dan Walker and Sam Quek shared pictures from a new virtual reality studio, where they will also be presenting for the BBC.
The pair will host coverage with the help of a green screen which features Tokyo graphics in the background.
Addressing the bright green background in the studio, he wrote on Twitter: "We are about to go LIVE on @bbcbreakfast from our #OlympicBreakfast set which starts tomorrow from 5am until 9.
"See you on BBC1 in a mo. It all looks green but @SamanthaQuek and I are actually on a virtually rooftop pagoda with Tokyo behind us."(sic)
Many of his 719,000 followers flocked to his post to share their thoughts.
Some queried if such a background made them feel nauseous, while another branded the event a "waste of money".
However, others were impressed by the power of the green screen and expressed their excitement for the event.
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