Helen Skelton shows off her trim figure after signing up to Strictly following shock marriage split

Bikini-clad Helen Skelton shows off her trim figure during family getaway to the Lake District after ‘signing up to Strictly’ following shock marriage split

Helen Skelton looked incredible as she displayed her toned figure in a navy bikini for her latest Instagram post on Thursday.   

The Countryfile host, 39, who is currently enjoying a family trip the the Lake District looked the picture of bliss as she snapped a picture on a paddle board with her youngest son, Louis, five. 

The picturesque post comes after the TV presenter reportedly signed up to do this series of Strictly Come Dancing following her shock marriage split with estranged husband Richie Myler earlier this year.

Bliss: Helen Skelton looked incredible as she displayed her toned figure in a navy bikini for her latest Instagram post on Thursday while on holiday in the Lake District with her son, Louis, five

Bliss: Helen Skelton looked incredible as she displayed her toned figure in a navy bikini for her latest Instagram post on Thursday while on holiday in the Lake District with her son, Louis, five

Showing off a sun-kissed glow, Helen looked relaxed and carefree as she went make-up free in the selfie

Shielding her eyes behind a pair of square lens sunglasses, Helen wore her hair in a low ponytail as she smiled subtlety. 

She captioned the post: ‘Paddle to the pub. Our kind of night. #lakes #paddle #summer.’

Dancing queen: The TV presenter has reportedly signed up to do this series of Strictly Come Dancing following her shock marriage split earlier this year. (pictured in October 2021)

Dancing queen: The TV presenter has reportedly signed up to do this series of Strictly Come Dancing following her shock marriage split earlier this year. (pictured in October 2021) 

While it has not been officially announced just yet, the star has reportedly signed up to the hit dancing series in a bid to reignite her love life after splitting from her husband earlier this year.

A source close to Miss Skelton told the Daily Mail: ‘This is quite the opposite of the Strictly curse. Helen has already lost the love of her life, now she wants to find a new one.

‘She cannot wait to get stuck into it all, she has been through the most difficult of times, so this is going to open so many doors for her.

Holiday: She captioned the post: 'Paddle to the pub. Our kind of night. #lakes #paddle #summer'

Holiday: She captioned the post: ‘Paddle to the pub. Our kind of night. #lakes #paddle #summer’

‘The negotiations have been going on for some time but the BBC are delighted that they have managed to get Helen on board. They think it’s going to be great, and so does Helen. 

‘She is going to make the best of this, and enjoy it.’

The BBC refused to comment on Monday on the signing but is expected to make the announcement on Friday. 

It's over: The star, who was left devastated earlier this year when her husband Richie Myler ended their eight-year marriage, is said to be ‘super excited’ at the prospect that she could find a partner on the show

It’s over: The star, who was left devastated earlier this year when her husband Richie Myler ended their eight-year marriage, is said to be ‘super excited’ at the prospect that she could find a partner on the show

In April Helen revealed that she and rugby player Richie, 31, had split after he moved out of their home. 

She wrote on Instagram: ‘Very sad to say 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.’

Neither Helen or Richie said what was the reason behind the split. 

Shortly after, it was revealed that the sports star was in a relationship with Stephanie Thirkill, 32, whose father Andrew is president of the Leeds Rhinos rugby team for which he plays.

Opportunity: The presenter has reportedly signed up to appear on Strictly Come Dancing – in a bid to find new love (pictured in 2019)

Opportunity: The presenter has reportedly signed up to appear on Strictly Come Dancing – in a bid to find new love (pictured in 2019) 

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.’

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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