Helen Skelton smiling alongside former husband Richie Myler
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Helen Skelton ‘tipped for Strictly Come Dancing stint’ after marriage split

The Countryfile star previously danced on a festive Strictly special

Helen Skelton is being eyed up for a spot on Strictly Come Dancing later this year, according to reports.

The Sun reckons the Countryfile star is wanted by BBC producers, weeks after she announced her marriage split on Instagram.

On The Farm presenter Helen, 38, previously took part in the festive special of Strictly ten years ago.

Helen Skelton poses for the cameras with Richie Myler
Helen Skelton and former husband Richie Myler before their marriage split (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Helen Skelton for Strictly 2022?

TV’s Helen previously impressed on the dance floor with Artem Chigvintsev during the 2012 Christmas Strictly.

The Sun quotes an unidentified insider as suggesting the Beeb has subsequently pursued her to be on the full show.

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But apparently, according to the source, the opportunity has never quite come together.

The insider claimed: “Helen has been on the Strictly wishlist since she did the Christmas special but the timing has never been quite right for her to sign up.”

Helen Skelton and Artem Chigvintsev danced the Jive for the 2012 Strictly Christmas special
Helen Skelton impressed alongside Artem Chigvintsev (Credit: BBC/YouTube)

‘Richie wasn’t sure’

The insider also indicated Helen lived in France for three years from 2015, while her rugby player husband Richie Myler was attached to a club on the continent.

They added Helen also ‘took time out’ to have her three kids – Ernie, six, Louis, five, and Elsie, born in December 2021.

Furthermore, the source claimed there were family concerns about her getting involved in the BBC series.

The timing has never been quite right for her to sign up.

“There was also the suggestion that Richie wasn’t sure about her taking part,” the insider went on.

“But this year, the bosses feel the situation might be different.”

ED! has approached a representative for Helen and Strictly for comment.

Richie Myler looks on impassively
Richie Myler is reportedly in a new relationship (Credit: Leeds Rhinos YouTube)

Helen’s split from Richie Myler

Helen told fans in April she had split from Leeds Rhinos player Richie, 31, and he’d left their family home. They married in 2013.

It’s reported that Richie is now in a relationship with Stephanie Thirkill, the daughter of his Leeds Rhinos boss Andrew Thirkill.

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They reportedly met a rugby dinner in the autumn of 2021.

However, reports indicated they didn’t start their relationship until after Richie’s separation.

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