Helen Skelton talks Gorkas Strictly speech and drastic weight loss

Strictly: Gorka Marquez backs Helen Skelton in 'defiant' speech

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Helen Skelton, 39, has wowed many fans of Strictly Come Dancing this year alongside professional dancer Gorka Marquez, 32, as she tries to put her turbulent year behind her. The Countryfile presenter has broken her silence on Gorka’s shock admission about her “difficult” life on the BBC show, while also opening up about her sudden weight loss.

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Helen Skelton

Helen was married to rugby player Richie Myler for eight years, with the pair having three children together, before the presenter announced their shock split in April.

This comes just four months after she had given birth to their daughter, leaving Helen in “shock”.

Helen has now tried to move on from the turbulent time, throwing herself into Strictly alongside Gorka while her ex has another baby on the way.

Gorka seemed to shock Helen on Strictly recently as he touched on the presenter’s “difficult time” after the end of her marriage.

Helen has broken her silence on the event, after her stern face, admitting: “What I love about Gorka is that he has my very best interests at heart, and we are genuinely very good friends.

“But sometimes, maybe, we need to talk about what he’s allowed to say publicly.

“I was like, ‘Oh God, where is he going with this?’ That’s why I jumped on the table, to shut him up!”

Helen also shared that Gorka has been very supportive in other aspects of her life, including her weight loss.

She continued to The Sun: “But Gorka has the measure of me. He brings me a coffee and a pastry every morning because I’m losing so much weight, training constantly and doing the show.”

Gorka seemed to leave Helen mortified on the BBC show when he touched on her “difficult” personal life.

After the judges critiqued her performance and encouraged her to believe in herself a bit more, Helen’s partner Gorka decided to give her a pep talk live on air.

Gorka suddenly said: “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.”

As Gorka spoke and the other contestants cheered, Helen bit her lip then hid behind him before reappearing but unable to say anything.

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.”

Helen announced her split from Richie on Instagram in April with a very short statement.

She wrote at the time: “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.”

Richie has since moved on with new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill, who is expecting their first child.

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