After an interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy on Channel 4, the internet is beginning to ask who Steve Baker is and why he had an altercation with Steve Baker.

Read this article to find answers to all your questions about Steve Baker.

Who Is Steve Baker?

Steve Baker is a British Conservation Group member who is also the Minister of State for Northern Ireland. Baker was previously active in Brexit as the parliamentary undersecretary of state for the Department of Exiting the European Union.

Baker was first elected as a Conservative Party MP for the Wycombe seat in 2010. . He is a former Royal Air Force engineer, consultant and bank worker, who was chair of the European Research Group from 2016 to 2017 and 2019 to 2020.

According to Steve’s official website, he enjoys skydiving and riding. The site also states that Steve is an occasional photographer.

What Happened Between Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Steve Baker On Channel 4?

Baker took part in an interview with anchor Guru-Murthy about the latest turmoil within the Tory get-together. The interview abruptly ended after Krishnan and Steve got into a heated moment.

While they were off-air, they engaged in a heated word exchange during which Krishnan is reported to have said to Steve, “What a cunt”.

A video of the event became viral on the internet, and Channel 4 quickly suspended Guru-Murthy, stating that his words aren’t appropriate for the channel:

“Channel 4 has a strong code of behaviour for all of its staff, including programming teams and on-air presenters, and any violations are taken seriously.”

“Channel 4 News anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy has been suspended for a week following an off-air altercation,” they continued.

 Krishnan Guru-Murthy Apologizes To Steve Baker

Later after the interview, Krishnan posted a tweet in which he disclosed he had apologized to Steve and that they had settled everything.

Krishnan wrote in the post, “After a robust interview with Steve Baker MP I used a very offensive word in an unguarded moment off air. While it was not broadcast that word in any context is beneath the standards I set myself and I apologise unreservedly. I have reached out to Steve Baker to say sorry.”

Baker replied to the post that he appreciated the apology. He went on to thank Krishnan.

When Was Steve Baker Voted Into Power?

Baker first came into power in 2010 after he won following Paul Goodman’s resignment. He has since retained the seat as the MP.

Baker was a Conservative Party member. He earned 23,423 votes, for a 48.6% vote share, compared to Goodman’s 42.4% and 45.8% in the 2001 and 2005 general elections, respectively.

Steve was re-elected in 2015 and 2017. Baker held onto the seat in the 2019 general election although there was a reduced majority.

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