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Die on your arse: Bruce Willis stars in an awkward The One Show interview

APOLOGIES for being little late on this one. Bruce Willis has been on The One Show, the BBC’s bigger budget local news-style telly show. It was painful. Matt Baker and Alex Jones didn’t so much interview Willis as collide with him, Armageddon style. Willis came over as a pillock. Baker was simpering. Jones was creeping.

The choicest cut was when the melting, obsequious duo asked Willis: “When you stared  25 years ago, did you think you’d  get a fifth instalment of Die Hard?”

Willis: “Do you even know what’s happening ten minutes from now?”

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Posted: 12th, February 2013 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment (1)

How Does Matt Baker Sleep At Night: BBC Apologises For One Show Anti-Tory Bias At Dale Farm

WHEN BBC TV presenter Matt Baker asked David CameronJust one more question – how on earth do you sleep at night?” his The One Show co-presenter Alex Jones gasped.

Was his question biased?

Well, The One Show produced a segment on the Dale Farm eviction that was biased towards the travellers.

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Posted: 25th, November 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

Matt Baker’s Sarcasm Tucks Up David Cameron

MATT Baker made the news this week for asking David Cameron at the end of this appearance on the One Show’s soft sofas: “Just one thing – how on Earth do you sleep at night?” Here’s the kind of sarcasm early evening telly has been missing ever since The Weakest Link was moved to an earlier slot and Bullet Baxter left Grange Hill. Cameron replied by blathering on about sleeping patterns, a spliff in bed and stirrups.

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Posted: 11th, March 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comments (8)

Matt Baker: The Married Baptist Minister, The Choir Girl And Murder

baker-wifePUT together a former Baptist Minsiter, a Matt Baker, the word Waco, a wife called Kari and the choir director’s daughter and you have a tabloid tale of lust. Add a murder and you have a tabloid tale to shock and grab headlines.

Anorak’s Man in LA brings you the story in full:

A CLASSIC tabloid love triangle murder trial played out in a courtroom in a classic tabloid town: in Waco, Texas, a preacher was on trial for murdering his wife because he was having an affair with the choir director’s daughter.

Former Baptist minister Matt Baker was charged with killing his wife Kari in 2006 during what he he’d told her was going to be a romantic and frisky evening. He allegedly gave her some “sexual enhancement pills” that were actually capsules filled with Ambien, handcuffed the drugged the woman her to the bed on the pretense of “spicing things up,” and then smothered her with a pillow until she was lifeless and dead.

baker-caseThe Other Woman was on the witness stand. Twenty-seven year-old Vanessa Bulls said she started seeing the 38-year-old preacher about two months before the death of his wife. She denied any involvement in the killing, but said Baker had talked about offing the missus and making it look like a suicide. Bulls said she never went to police because she was afraid of exposing the affair, afraid of getting in trouble and afraid of him.

She continued dating Baker for several months afterwards, and testified that when she broke up with Baker and urged him to turn himself in, “He became irate… He said, ‘I killed my wife for you and now you’re leaving?‘”

Vanessa Bulls testified with immunity.

The death was originally ruled a suicide. Baker’s attorney says it only became a murder when prosecutors learned of the love affair.

The local press got on board, dubbing the 38-year-old Baker “the murdering minister”.

Vanessa Bulls claimed Baker had talked about killing his wife and making it appear to a suicide (suicide was the original police finding). Bulls denied having anything to do with the plot. Nevertheless, after the stepped down from the witness stand, she was suspended from her teaching job.

bakerThe trial lasted six days. Prosecutors called 28 witnesses. The defense called one, an expert who discussed DNA evidence. Matt Baker gave several high-profile media interviews before the trial to proclaim his innocence but did not testify in his own defense. The jury deliberated around seven hours. The penalty phase of the trial is underway right now. Already, several women have testified about aggressive sexual encounters with the convicted man who faces life behind bars.

The final scene in a quintessential tabloid murder story was played out when Matt Baker, the Baptist preacher from Waco, Texas, was sentenced to 65 years in prison for murder.

The jury returned the sentence after deliberating about two hours after an eight day trial. The guilty verdict took them about seven hours. Baker is 37. He must serve thirty years before he’s considered for parole.


Posted: 23rd, January 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment