This was another show in which Matt only appeared in relation to the Countryfile Ramble for Children in Need. This was the week in which he introduced his rambling partner for the year – Josh – a young man with Neimann-Pick disease (type C). It’s a nasty neurodegenerative disease where sadly if it’s diagnosed in a young person it means a limited lifespan is likely with worsening symptoms (they’re similar to Alzheimers in some ways).
Josh – who is from Milton Keynes – is living his life as fully as possibly so was looking forward to this new challenge. After all, earlier this year he’d participated in a charity wrestling match!