Helen Skelton looks downcast after ex Richie Myler starts dating a younger woman as they're seen separately in Leeds

HELEN Skelton was seen looking downcast after it was revealed that her ex Richie Myler has already begun a new relationship with a younger woman — just weeks after the marriage ended.

The heartbroken Countryfile star, 38, revealed on Monday that Leeds Rhinos rugby ace Richie Myler had left her after nine years together.

The bombshell news came just four months after she and the player 31, welcomed a third child.

In pictures taken earlier this week Helen was seen popping to theshops to grab some essentials near their Leeds home that they once shared.

Helen kept her wedding ring finger covered under her sleeve, but earlier this week was seen without her ring.

She wore a bright red jumper, teamed with black leggings and white trainers as she ran errands while Richie was pictured on his way to the barbers.


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The TV presenter opted for minimal makeup and kept her blonde tresses loose over her shoulders.

Meanwhile Richie kept a low profile in a black hoodie with a cap, joggers and white trainers.

He appeared downbeat before heading into the barbers to get a trim.

The sport star was seen without his wedding ring as he took a phone call.

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Although his wedding band was missing, a 'H' tattoo was clearly visibly on his finger, which is a tribute to Helen.

The Sun revealed earlier this week that since the breakdown of the marriage — thought to be several weeks ago — he has started a new romance with a young businesswoman.

A source said: “Richie appears to have been spending a lot of his free time with this younger, successful businesswoman. They are now in the early stages of a relationship.”

Helen posted a short message confirming the end of their relationship on Monday, accompanying it with two broken-heart emojis.

She wrote: "Very sad to say that 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."

A friend of the couple said: “Helen has known something hasn’t been right in the marriage for a while now.

“She was absolutely dumbstruck when it finally ended. The split has been incredibly tough on Helen.

“She is being supported by her family and friends who are all rallying around her. Everyone is in a state of shock at their break up.”

Richie, who has also taken off his wedding ring, was contacted by The Sun but did not respond.

The pair met through friends and started dating in 2011, before getting married in December 2013.

In 2015, Helen moved to France with Richie after he started to play for the Catalan Dragons before coming back to the UK to live in Leeds.

After making her split announcement on social media, she shared another post about the stresses of motherhood that showed how emotional she was feeling.

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It read: “A mama is always full of emotions, full of love, full of anxiety and worries, full of exhaustion and lack of energy, full of mum guilt and doubt, full of pride in her kids, full of pure joy.

“She feels it all, that’s the beauty of her, she carries it all, too. And yet she gets up every day and does it all over again.”

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