Helen Skelton has admitted she appears like a “completely different particular person” since collaborating in Strictly Come Dancing following her cut up from ex-husband Richie Myler earlier this yr.
The TV presenter, 39, was seen sobbing throughout Saturday’s episode of the present earlier than taking to the dance ground along with her skilled companion Gorka Marquez, 32, to carry out the samba.
She advised rising star Gorka how her dad Richard had mentioned she appeared like herself once more after she gave her “greatest efficiency but” at Blackpool Tower Ballroom final week.
Tearful: Helen Skelton has tearfully admitted she appears like a ‘completely different particular person’ since collaborating in Strictly Come Dancing following her cut up from ex-husband Richie Myler
Helen mentioned: ‘He simply checked out me and mentioned ‘you appear to be you once more’ and I am actually a unique particular person to after we began.’
She requested Gorka, “I believe you’d even say I am a unique particular person from day one, proper?”
Helen was devastated in April this yr when Richie, who she married in 2013, moved out of their household residence simply months after she gave start to their third baby in December.
Hugs out: The TV presenter, 39, was seen sobbing throughout Saturday’s episode of the present earlier than taking to the dance ground with skilled companion Gorka Marquez, 32 (pictured)
Rugby participant Richie is now anticipating his first baby with girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill, daughter of the multi-millionaire president of Leeds Rhinos.
Talking about how her Strictly appearances have helped her, Helen advised the Mirror: ‘I am undoubtedly having an excellent time, I simply wish to come off the dance ground each week with a smile on my face.
‘The costume, make-up and hair are all the very best within the enterprise. All of them make you are feeling good, you look within the mirror and look unbelievable.’
Powerful: It comes after Helen lately opened up about how the tip of her eight-year marriage to Richie left her ‘battle-hardened’
Helen praised her ‘unbelievable arms on’ mother and father as she continues to juggle life as a single mum or dad following her cut up from Richie.
The Countryfile presenter mentioned ‘grandparents maintain the economic system going’ as she opened up about how ‘simple’ they’ve made her life.
The mother-of-three moved again in along with her mother and father Richard and Janet final month as she navigates parenthood, work and Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals.
Helen is mum to sons Louis, seven, Ernie, 5, and daughter Elsie, eleven months, who she shares with skilled rugby participant Richie.
She advised Nearer journal how she “will get to do all of the enjoyable stuff” along with her children whereas her mother and father tackle the sensible facet.
‘It is the best parenting time of my life’: The mum-of-three, 39, moved again in with mother and father Richard and Janet final month as she juggles parenting, work and rigorous rehearsals
She mentioned: ‘My mother and father are superb. It’s the best parenting time of my life as a result of they’re at all times there and do rather a lot for me. I am fairly positive grandparents maintain this economic system going!’
‘My mom prepares the varsity uniform and makes positive the homework is out. The place I get to do all of the enjoyable stuff, like take them to soccer and swimming and all that. So it is a juggling act however on the finish of the day I really feel actually fortunate.
“I am actually grateful that I’ve my mother and father there to do all of the exhausting work and that I get to do all of the enjoyable.”
Twinkle-toed stars: Helen was awarded a complete of 29 factors out of 40 in Saturday’s love episode of Strictly
And Helen has included her youngsters in her Strictly expertise, with the TV star telling the Mirror: “It is good to have the youngsters be part of it.”
‘They’re very happy with me. The center one is unquestionably within the jive, it is his favourite.
Helen was awarded a complete of 29 factors out of 40 on Saturday’s dwell episode of Strictly, placing her close to the underside of the leaderboard above Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe, who scored 25 factors.
Decide Anton Du Beke advised Helen and Gorka in his feedback: “What I liked about this present was that I bought you, we bought Helen Skelton to return out to play… I can really feel the women will discuss to you in regards to the leg. motion however properly completed.’
Craig Revel Horwood mentioned: “It was very straight, it was very picket, it was sq., there was no bounce however nice character.”
Reward: Decide Anton Du Beke gave his feedback on Helen and Gorka: “What I liked about this efficiency was that I bought you, we bought Helen Skelton to return out to play.”
Motsi Mabuse advised them: ‘I noticed so many particulars in your dance, so it is an excellent, good thing. What I noticed truthfully is that you simply guys put plenty of work in there and it is the sensation of a samba.
And Shirley Ballas mentioned: ‘I’ve seen you from the very starting and I’ve seen you come out right here with this newfound confidence… I believed you probably did 75 p.c an excellent Samba… I believed a Samba is a troublesome dance, you probably did properly.
Craig gave his grades and gave a 5, whereas Motsi, Shirley and Anton all gave eight. Their whole rating was 29.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Sunday on BBC One at 18.00.
STRICTLY COME DANCE 2022: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?
Career: Coronation Road star and presenter
Kym says: ‘I am so glad they’ve completed it this yr! I am an enormous fan of the present and might’t imagine I’ll go from watching at residence in my pajamas to truly dancing in entrance of the judges in a shiny gown.
Career: Former athlete
Ellie says: “Being requested to be a part of the Strictly household is simply so thrilling and I am unable to wait, it should be a lot enjoyable.”
Career: Radio DJ
Tyler says: “It is a present meaning a lot to me and my household and I am unable to wait to significantly shake a leg on the shiny dance ground… with a facet of sequins.”
says Ellie: ‘Properly cowl me in faux tan and roll me in sequins! I am completely thrilled to be part of Strictly 2022!’
TONY ADAMS MBE
Career: Retired soccer participant and coach
Tony says: “To say I am excited is an understatement – the lure of the sequins and the salsa has me swapping my battered previous soccer boots for a set of strictly mushy sneakers”
WANT IN BETWEEN
Will says: “I do know it should be an enormous problem however that is what life is all about. That is additionally my mum’s favourite present and she or he’s had some actually robust years so I am doing this for her too. Come on!’
Molly says: “I already know it should be an expertise of a lifetime and I am unable to wait to fulfill the remainder of the Strictly household I will be sharing it with.”
Fleur says: ‘I am equally nervous and excited to be on this yr’s Strictly line-up. I’m excited to study new expertise and I wish to take pleasure in each second of this magical expertise.’
Careern: Wildlife cameraman and presenter
Hamza says: “I am completely over the moon to be on Strictly 2022. By no means in 1,000,000 years did I believe I would be on such a cool present.”
Career: TV and radio transmitters
Helen says: ‘I am actually excited to get caught up in a enjoyable journey. My household and pals have at all times liked the present and might’t anticipate me to start out”
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