Helen Skelton signed up for 'Strictly Come Dancing' to "do something fun" and so her family could see her "smiling" after the breakdown of her marriage.
The 39-year-old TV presenter was left devastated after her marriage to husband Richie Myler crumbled in April just four months after she gave birth to the couple's third child - but Helen bounced back from the heartache by signing up for the BBC's top talent show and she's now revealed why she decided the time was right to hit the dancefloor.
She said of her decision to join 'Strictly': "I just wanted to do something fun. It was a good chance for my family to see me smiling and it's a fun adventure.
The new series of 'Strictly Come Dancing' returns to BBC1 on Friday September 23 at 7pm.
"Anybody who's had anything to do with Strictly will say, the make-up people are the best, the costume people are the best, the set designers are the best, the dancers are the best.
"So why wouldn't you want to do something where everyone is literally at the top of their game and loving what they do?"
Helen is now busy juggling her training for the show with caring for her three children and renovating her home and she has admitted it feels like her days back on kids' show 'Blue Peter' when the series took over her life.
She went on: "I have three children under seven, a very energetic dog and have lived in a house renovation for the best part of three years, so Strictly-fy me up please.
"It takes me back to my Blue Peter days, it was an all-consuming show where every minute of the day you were doing something for it. You'd get into the office having been away for three weeks and someone had been round to your house to pack your bags to go on your next trip."
Helen concluded by saying: "I feel like this will be all consuming as well, but I’ve lived that life before and I naively think I might be ready for it."