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Helen Skelton wears a denim playsuit as she’s seen for first time since being confirmed for Strictly

Helen Skelton flaunts her athletic pins in a denim playsuit while arriving at a rugby stadium in Manchester as she’s seen for the first time since being confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing

It was confirmed on Saturday morning on BBC Radio 2 that she would be appearing on Strictly Come Dancing. 

And on Sunday, Helen Skelton flaunted her athletic pins in a denim playsuit while arriving at Salford Red Devils’ rugby league stadium in Manchester as she was seen for the first time since the exciting announcement.

The TV and radio broadcaster, 39 – who split from husband Richie Myler earlier this year – looked fabulous in her chic ensemble as she made her way to present rugby league coverage for Channel 4. 

Fashionista: On Sunday, Helen Skelton, 39, flaunted her athletic pins in a denim playsuit while arriving at Salford Red Devils’ rugby league stadium in Manchester

Helen was effortlessly stylish in her light wash denim one-piece, with the collar bup-turned and a coordinating waist belt highlighting her slim frame.

The TV personality added an edgy twist to her outfit as she strolled along in a silver studded pair of sliders, which showed off her colour pop pedicure, which matched her manicure. 

The blonde beauty styled her tresses into a high pony, while accessorising with gold hoop earrings and shielding her eyes with classic shades. 

Gorgeous: The TV and radio broadcaster, 39 looked fabulous in her chic ensemble as she made her way to present rugby league coverage for Channel 4

Gorgeous: The TV and radio broadcaster, 39 looked fabulous in her chic ensemble as she made her way to present rugby league coverage for Channel 4

Beauty: Helen was effortlessly stylish in her light wash denim one-piece, with the collar bup-turned and a coordinating waist belt highlighting her slim frame

Beauty: Helen was effortlessly stylish in her light wash denim one-piece, with the collar bup-turned and a coordinating waist belt highlighting her slim frame

On Saturday morning, during Claudia Winkleman’s BBC Radio 2 breakfast show, it was that Helen would be appearing on Strictly Come Dancing.

Helen – who was widely tipped to be taking part in the BBC ballroom show – 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.’

The mother-of-three started her TV career in children’s television, presenting Newsround and Blue Peter on the BBC. 

Stylish: The TV star added an edgy twist to her outfit as she strolled along in a silver studded pair of sliders, which showed off her colour pop pedicure, which matched her manicure

 Stylish: The TV star added an edgy twist to her outfit as she strolled along in a silver studded pair of sliders, which showed off her colour pop pedicure, which matched her manicure

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.

She has also hosted 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.

Ex: Helen was left devastated earlier this year when her husband Richie Myler, 32, ended their eight-year marriage (pictured in February)

Ex: Helen was left devastated earlier this year when her husband Richie Myler, 32, ended their eight-year marriage (pictured in February)

Helen was left devastated earlier this year when her husband Richie Myler, 32, ended their eight-year marriage and struck up a relationship with new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill, 32. 

Rugby star Richie announced his split from the TV presenter, in April – four months after they welcomed their third child together – and his relationship with Stephanie came to light just days later.

Stephanie is the daughter of Andrew Thirkill, who is one of the richest businessmen in Leeds and is worth an estimated £175 million. 

Helen was said to feel ‘bewildered’ by the breakdown of her marriage, with a source close to the couple telling MailOnline: ‘Helen is absolutely devastated.’ 

The former couple are parents to two young sons Ernie, six, Louis, five, and daughter Elsie Kate, seven months. 

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2022: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?

KYM MARSH

Age: 46

Profession: Coronation Street star and presenter

Kym says: ‘I’m so delighted that this year they have! I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’m going to go from watching at home in my pyjamas to actually dancing in front of the judges in a glittery dress.’

RICHIE ANDERSON 

Age: 34

Profession: Radio presenter 

Richie says: ‘This is a dream come true! I cannot wait to get in those sparkles and sequins and shimmy across the most famous dance floor in the world!’

ELLIE SIMMONDS 

Age: 27

Profession: Former athlete 

Ellie says: ‘To be asked to be part of the Strictly family is just so exciting and I cannot wait, it’s going to so much fun.’

TYLER WEST 

Age: 26

Profession: Radio DJ

Tyler says: ‘It’s a show that means so much to me and my family and I can’t wait to seriously shake a leg on that shiny dance floor… with a side of sequins.’

ELLIE TAYLOR

 

Age: 38

Profession: Comedian

Ellie says: ‘Well, cover me in fake tan and roll me in sequins! I’m absolutely over the moon to be a part of Strictly 2022!’

TONY ADAMS MBE 

Profession: Retired footballer and manager

Tony says:  ‘To say I’m excited is an understatement – the lure of the sequins and the call of the salsa has me swapping my battered old football boots for a set of Strictly soft shoes’

  

JAMES BYE

Age: 38

Profession: EastEnders actor

James says ‘I’m not known for my shimmy or my twinkle toes – in fact my kids regularly laugh at my dad dancing but it’s an honour to be asked and I’m going to give it my best shot.’

HELEN SKELTON

 Age: 39

Profession: TV and radio broadcaster

Helen says: ‘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’

WILL MELLOR

Age: 46

Profession: Actor

Will says: ‘I know it will be a huge challenge but that’s what life is all about. This is also my Mum’s favourite show and she’s had a really tough few years so I’m doing this is for her as well. Bring it on!’

 KAYE ADAMS 

 Age: 59 

Profession: Television presenter 

Kaye says: ‘I said I wanted to make the last year of my fifties memorable and i can’t think of a better way of doing it than showing the world my two left feet. Pray for me!’ 

 JAYDE ADAMS

Age: 37

Profession: Comedian

Jayde says: ‘I’ve been a massive fan of the show for years. I feel like I’m watching myself in a dream and I can’t believe I’ve manifested this.’

MATT GOSS

Age: 53

Profession: Singer

Matt says: ‘I’ve been reclusive, I come and work and then go back to America. I thought, it’s time for me to come home and get out of my own way’

 MOLLY RAINFORD

 Age: 21

Profession: Singer 

Molly says: ‘I already know it’s gonna be an experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Strictly family I’ll be sharing it with.’

FLEUR EAST

Age: 34 

Profession: Singer

Fleur says: ‘I’m equally nervous and thrilled to be part of this year’s Strictly line up. I’m excited to learn new skills and I want to soak up every moment of this magical experience.’

 HAMZA YASSIN

Age: 35

Profession: Wildlife cameraman and presenter

Hamza says: ‘I am absolutely over the moon to be joining Strictly 2022. Never in a million years did I think I’d be on such a cool show.’

 

 

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