Helen Skelton Biography – Helen Skelton Wiki
Helen Skelton (born Helen Elizabeth Skelton) is an English television presenter and actress. She started her TV career in children’s television, presenting Newsround and Blue Peter on the BBC. Whilst presenting on Blue Peter for 5 years she took on some incredible challenges, including completing the Namibia Ultra Marathon, cycling to the South Pole and kayaking over 2018 miles down the Amazon River.
Since then, she has presented shows across various channels, including Countryfile, several major sporting events for BBC Sport, ITV’s Lorraine, BT Sport’s FA Women’s Super League football matches, Channel 4’s Rugby league Super league coverage and Inside The Superbrands in addition to the highly successful On The Farm series for Channel 5 and being a regular on ITV Tonight.
As a radio presenter, Helen has stood in for Dermot O’Leary and OJ Borg on BBC Radio 2, hosted various shows across BBC Radio 5 Live and has just been announced as the host of the new-look BBC Radio 5 Live Sunday morning show.
Skelton kayaked the 2,010 mile length of the Amazon for Sport Relief in 2010. It took her 39 days and she now has the Guinness World Record for the longest solo journey by kayak and the longest distance in a kayak in 24 hours for a woman. She has since published a novel, Amy Wild: Amazon Summer. And Wild Girl. A guide to adventures.
Helen Skelton Strictly Come Dancing 2022
On 13 August 2022, Helen was announced as a contestant on the twentieth series of Strictly Come Dancing. The TV and radio broadcaster joined previously announced contestants Will Mellor, Kym Marsh, Richie Anderson, Kaye Adams, Jayde Adams, Ellie Simmonds OBE, Tyler West, Matt Goss, Ellie Taylor, Molly Rainford, Tony Adams MBE, Fleur East, Hamza Yassin and James Bye.
She said: “I’m really excited to get stuck into a fun adventure. My family and friends have always loved the show and can’t wait for me to get started.”
Helen Skelton Age
She was born Helen Elizabeth Skelton on 19 July 1983 in Carlisle, Cumbria, England.
Helen Skelton Husband
Is Helen Skelton still married? She is currently not married. She was previously married to professional rugby player Richie Myler. Richie, who is 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) tall, has played rugby league for England and is currently with Leeds Rhinos.
Helen Skelton Children
Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton has three children; Ernie, Louis and Elsie Kate.
Helen Skelton Parents
Skelton grew up on a dairy farm in Cumbria. Her father had been brought up there and he and his parents still live there to this day.
“I grew up on the family farm in Cumbria. My dad grew up there when my grandfather set up a dairy herd. He and my grandparents still live there to this day.”
Her favourite job was to help her dad check whether to cut the silage. “I had to lie down in the grass in the middle of the field. If I couldn’t be seen from the edge of the field, then dad would give the green light to start cutting and collecting the grass.”
Some of her London friends are baffled by the way her parents live.
“There’s no real public transport, no Costa coffee and everything closes at 4pm on a Sunday. It’s difficult for my city friends to appreciate what life is like in farming. It’s a different culture. I think a lot of people see the bad weather, being outside and dirty fingernails as a hardship, but I know plenty of folks that would rather shovel cow muck than have to get on the Tube every day.”
Helen Skelton Family
Does Helen Skelton have siblings? She has a brother. As children, Helen and her brother used to make rafts out of old palettes and float them down the river.
Helen Skelton Height
How tall is Helen Skelton? She stands tall at a height of 5ft 2 (157.5 cm).
Helen Skelton Net Worth
Helen Skelton’s net worth is estimated to be €5 million.
Helen Skelton Marriage
Skelton and her now estranged husband and Leeds Rhino’s player, Richie Myler, separated in April 2022, with Helen penning an emotional announcement on her Instagram account on 25 April 2022.
Skelton said in a short statement via her Instagram account: “Very sad to say that Richie and I are no longer a couple. He has left the family home. We will be doing our best to co parent our small children,” alongside two heartbroken emoji.
Helen Skelton Husband Affair
Skelton and Richie Myler were married in December 2013. Their separation in April 2022 led to reports that her husband had an affair. We couldn’t verify these reports.
Is Helen Skelton Pregnant?
Is Helen Skelton Pregnant? She is currently not pregnant. She welcomed her lastborn child, daughter Elsie Kate, in December 2021.
Helen Skelton Instagram
Her Instagram is @helenskelton.