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Strictly’s Helen Skelton and co-stars ‘take cover as they stumble across street brawl’

Strictly’s Helen Skelton and co-stars ‘take cover as they stumble across ‘shocking’ late night street brawl which saw bottles thrown in Leeds’

Strictly’s Helen Skelton and her co-stars reportedly had to take cover when they stumbled across a ‘shocking’ late night brawl in Leeds city centre on Friday.

The TV presenter, 39, had reportedly been out partying with her Strictly pals after their live tour show in Leeds when they innocently came across the street fight.

Helen, who was out with the likes of Ellie Simmonds and Molly Rainford, was said to have been forced to jump out the way when a glass bottle was thrown near them.

‘Shocking’: Strictly’s Helen Skelton (pictured in Leeds on Thursday) and her co-stars reportedly had to take cover when they stumbled across a late night brawl in Leeds on Friday

Photographs obtained by The Sun appear to show Helen flinching out of the way of an object and police officers attending the scene.

Helen reportedly sheltered in an alleyway until police arrived and arrested a male suspect shortly before 3am, with Molly and Tyler West rushing to comfort her.

A source told the publication of the incident: ‘Helen and her co-stars were walking home when they stumbled on a brutal fight which saw a bottle being thrown.

‘Helen was shocked at the violence in front of her, but was pleased the police were on hand.’

Night out: Helen, who was with the likes of Ellie Simmonds (pictured in Leeds on Friday), was said to have been forced to jump out the way when a glass bottle was thrown near them

Night out: Helen, who was with the likes of Ellie Simmonds (pictured in Leeds on Friday), was said to have been forced to jump out the way when a glass bottle was thrown near them

They added: ‘Two groups of lads were fighting and bottles and glasses went flying, none of the Strictly people were involved in the fighting, they were innocent passers-by caught up in it.’

West Yorkshire Police told The Sun: ‘At 2.56am on Friday, police were called to a report of fight involving a group of males in Duncan Street and Call Lane in Leeds city centre.

‘Officers attended and arrested a man on suspicion of affray.

‘He remains in custody and enquiries are ongoing. There were no reports of any injuries.’

MailOnline has contacted Helen’s representatives and West Yorkshire Police for further comment.

Helen and her Strictly co-stars have been busy touring the UK as part of the Strictly live tour, which kicked off in Birmingham on January 20 and runs through until February 12.

Tour: Helen and her Strictly co-stars have been busy touring the UK as part of the Strictly live tour, which kicked off in Birmingham on January 20 and runs through until February 12

Tour: Helen and her Strictly co-stars have been busy touring the UK as part of the Strictly live tour, which kicked off in Birmingham on January 20 and runs through until February 12 

The first night of the tour saw Helen and her professional dance partner Kai Widdrington, lift the Glitterball trophy after the audience voted them the winners. 

Her original dance partner, Gorka Marquez, did not take part in the live tour and Helen recently discussed taking to the dance floor without him.

She told The Sun: ‘It’s really difficult not to be with Gorka because we’re such good friends’.

‘I’ve been asking him for advice a lot, so it feels like he’s here. I’d have loved for him to do it, but it’s almost like he’s in the group.’

Winners: The first night of the tour saw Helen and her professional dance partner Kai Widdrington, lift the Glitterball trophy after the audience voted them the winners

Winners: The first night of the tour saw Helen and her professional dance partner Kai Widdrington, lift the Glitterball trophy after the audience voted them the winners 

Helen recently thanked Gorka for supporting her after her break-up with Richie Myler, who split up from Helen just months after she gave birth to their daughter Else, 13 months.

Helen posted a video of her time on the show and wrote: ‘As the frozen Princess said LET IT GO. but before I do, I’m posting this flash back to the strictly final for three reasons: one it’s taken me this long to work out the drop box/video clip situation.

‘Two: there’s about to be a whole lot of strictly tour spam that doesn’t involve @gorka_marquez and I need to mark this chapter with an acknowledgement and appreciation of my wingman.’

Helen is also mother to sons Ernie, seven, and Louis, five, with Richie, 32, who she split from in April 2022 following a nine-year marriage.

Absent: Her original dance partner, Gorka Marquez, did not take part in the live tour and Helen recently discussed taking to the dance floor without him

Absent: Her original dance partner, Gorka Marquez, did not take part in the live tour and Helen recently discussed taking to the dance floor without him 

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