The 41-year-old television presenter fought back the tears in Wednesday (04.12.19) night's episode as he announced to viewers that he would be stepping away from the BBC One show at the beginning of 2020 after hosting it for nine years.
'I would like to take this opportunity to say that at this time of year I like to stop, reflect and take stock.
I've loved that the One Show has been such a big part of my life for the last nine years. You know all that support that you show us, you will never really understand just how much that means to me.
He continued: "Of course I'd like to thank Alex, who I've shared this sofa with for all these years". And the teams of people who work on this show all around the United Kingdom, the ones who you do not get to see; the researchers, the producers, the studio crew, everyone that makes this show feel like a massive family.
Although he has chose to walk away from The One Show, Matt will continue to present BBC's Countryfile and do the sport coverage for BBC Sport.
"I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. now I finally get to put my kids to bed".
'I'm wanting forward most of all to spending evenings with my partner Nicola and inserting my youngsters to mattress of an evening'.
Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content materials, says: 'I need to thank Matt for his 9 years presenting The One Present, he has given loads to the current over that time.
In a statement, he said the programme had been "brilliant" at showcasing the "eclectic mix of Britain".
'I might prefer to thank all these I've labored with over time and notably you the viewer for exhibiting me loads help all through my time on the inexperienced sofa'.
"He has a great connection with BBC One viewers and will continue to play an important role on the channel on Sunday nights in Countryfile and with BBC Sport on our Gymnastics coverage". We look forward to working with him on other programmes in the future'.