STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Helen Skelton has confirmed she has moved out of her familial home and moved back with her parents in Cumbria.
The 39-year-old Countryfile presenter and her three children – Ernie, 7, Louis, 5, and nine-month-old Elsie – are now living back on her family farm near the Lake District following her split this April.
She continues to co-parent the children with her ex-husband, Richie Myler, who is now expecting a new baby with girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill.
Speaking to The Telegraph, the star confirmed she was back living with her parents in Kirkby Thore, who look after the kids while she’s in London on work commitments, including Strictly where she’s partnered with Gorka Marquez.
Returning home after years of moves alongside rugby star Richie, Helen has been able to reconnect with old friends and spend time with her family.
Helen said she and her family were “really happy, and that’s all that really matters”, adding she has no intention of finding someone new anytime soon as she appreciates her life as it stands.
“I think if you’ve learnt anything about me in this conversation, it’s that not only is my glass half full, but I’ve currently got a glass,” she said. “I’ve got loads to be thankful for. I’m not going to worry about the one thing I haven’t got.”
Her tenacity and drive was praised by Gorka on Strictly this past Saturday, who said as they spoke to Claudia Winkleman: “Can I just say something? I know you've been having a difficult time, and I know you've been made to feel like you're not beautiful or good enough or anything.
"But if you don't believe in yourself…I believe in you. Everybody here believes in you, your family believes in you.”
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Gorka continued: "It doesn't matter how many times I say it or the judges say it, or anyone says it, it's only you that can make the change and the one who believes in you.
"You are an amazing woman, very inspirational, an amazing mum and an incredible dancer so believe in you please."
This weekend, in celebration of BBC's Centenary and her connection with the show, Helen and Gorka will be performing a Charleston to the Blue Peter theme song.
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 6.30pm on BBC One.
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