National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

08 October 2010

County Durham organising secretary and proud mum Janice Baker is calling on Young Farmers' Clubs members to show their support for her son, Countryfile's Matt Baker, as he takes to the dancefloor in BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

The BAFTA award-winning presenter has temporarily swapped his Countryfile wellies for a pair of dancing shoes to compete alongside professional dancer Aliona Vilani. The pair are hard at work rehearsing for this weekend's show and Janice is calling on YFC members to return the support Matt has shown YFC by voting for the pair.

"This was a late call for Matt and his diary was already full with Countryfile and the One Show and he was due to go to the Commonwealth Games.

"But I have always loved the show and he told them he didn't dare refuse as his mum would kill him!" Janice jokes.

"He is absolutely loving it. Because he trained as a gymnast, that has stood him in good stead for this training and taking instruction," Janice adds. "He is a big supporter of YFC and has judged various competitions, it would be great if Young Farmers' Clubs members would support him when voting starts this weekend."
Tomorrow night the dancers have to impress the judges with either a foxtrot or a salsa.


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