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Helen Skelton

Helen Skelton began her career presenting iconic children’s shows Newsround and Blue Peter, where she took on some incredible challenges such as the Namibia Ultra Marathon, cycling to the South Pole, and kayaking over 2,000 miles down the Amazon River. Helen has gone on to present shows of varying focus, from Countryfile, On The Farm and Holiday Hit Squad to the Rugby Super League, Olympics and FA Women’s Super League. She is a regular guest presenter on ITV Tonight, Lorraine and Steph’s Packed Lunch and is also the host of the new-look BBC Radio 5 Live Sunday morning show. In 2022, Helen reached the final of Strictly Come Dancing, and the following year took part in the Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2023. She lives in Cumbria with her three children.
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