Matt Baker couldn’t resist sharing a clip of a kitten who has joined the “Baker family” as fans gushed over his furry friend in the comment section. The Countryfile presenter told fans their new arrival remains nameless as he asked for suggestions.
Matt’s wife Nicola also confessed the family had been struggling to settle on a name they all liked as she reacted to her husband’s initial post.
“I didn’t think it would be so hard to give her a name! Loving the suggestions so far keep them coming!” she wrote underneath the post.
The former One Show presenter took to the picture-sharing site on September 18 and shared a heartwarming photo alongside his pet.
He began: “Hi all. Meet the newest member of the Baker family.
“We only picked her up two days ago. A little rescue kitten but she doesn’t have a name yet so… any suggestions you can come up with will be greatly appreciated.
“Here she is in all of her glory.”
Matt captioned the post: “Say Hi to our new kitten, we’re spending the weekend naming her so any suggestions will be considered! #rescuecat #cat #kitten #family #nonameyet.”
Fans flooded the comment section as many urged the family to name the kitten after the late Queen Elizabeth II, who died on September 8.
Growing up, Lilibet was Her Majesty’s childhood nickname, one “fondly adopted as a moniker by the Queen’s grandparents and parents during her early childhood when she struggled to pronounce her name, calling herself Lilibet instead,” The Mirror reports.
Meanwhile, Matt previously fronted The One Show alongside Alex Jones for nine years before he stepped down in 2020.
Addressing his decision to quit the show, he said: “When you get to a certain point in your life you start reflecting. I’d had that period in my life when I was so busy with The One Show – which was fantastic – but then you suddenly realise what makes you. The countryside has made me who I am.”