Helen Skelton says 'one last goodbye' as she bids farewell to marital home

Helen Skelton
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Helen Skelton has paid an emotional farewell at the house she once shared with ex-husband Richie Myler as she prepares to sell the property following the breakdown of their marriage.

Back in 2022, it was revealed that the Countryfile presenter and her Rugby League husband would be going their separate ways after a decade-long marriage, during which they had three children together.

And taking to social media earlier this week, she appeared to be in their marital home - which has reportedly been put on the market - as she said 'one last goodbye' to a guest in the garden.

The Express reports that Helen uploaded an Instagram story of a fox prowling across the grass, whilst she said in the background: “Hello, you. I know it doesn’t feel that long ago I can remember the sound of foxes mating in those trees.”

As the animal crept away, she added: “Now we’ve got a little friend. Bye then! Saying bye to the house.” Over the heartfelt video, shared with the star’s 506,000 followers, she wrote: “One last goodbye old friend.”

Helen and Richie bought the eight-bedroom house in Yorkshire back in 2020, working throughout lockdown to renovate it. After the news of their split in April 2022, it was reported that the house was put up for sale.

Earlier this year, Helen admitted that repairing the property “consumed her” and may have caused her to “miss signs” that her relationship had taken a turn.

Writing in her book, In My Stride, the former BBC Radio 5 Live broadcaster stated: "I was in shock. I know that following break-ups, people often say they didn’t see it coming and it sounds like a cliché, but that was me.”

Following Helen and Richie’s split, the presenter moved to Cumbria with her three children to be closer to her parents.

Helen Skelton and Richie Myler
Helen and Richie split up in 2022 after 10 years of marriage -Credit:Getty Images

It comes after Helen announced she'd be taking a 'little break' from her presenting role on BBC's Morning Live. Posting on Instagram earlier this week, she said: “We are having a little holiday @bbcmorninglive … last day for a couple of weeks tomorrow. Thanks for your company. Thanks for sharing your stories. Thanks for inviting us into your living rooms. @gethincjones @michelle_ackerley @ravwilding.”

Fans quickly flooded her comments section with support, with one viewer writing: “Love this lady x... way back to the BP days she's fantastic and I wish her well in everything she does.”

“Such an amazing woman and I think role model for women in general & so stunning & beautiful,” said a second.

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