Helen Skelton starts emotional new chapter as kind-hearted family step in to help

Helen Skelton was also called in to help
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Helen Skelton has given fans a peek behind the scenes of her new home after roping in some much-loved family members for an emotional house move.

The 40-year-old TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing star recently revealed she had moved out of her marital home following her divorce from England and Leeds Rhino rugby star Richie Myler. The £1.1m property was located in an exclusive gated community. However, after her split, Helen moved back to Cumbria to live with her parents while she found her footing again.

Now, the mum-of-three, who shares children Ernie, eight, Louis, five, and 16-month-old Elsie with her ex-husband, shared how her dad had been helping her move into her new place. In a heartfelt tribute to her father, Helen wrote: "The kind of granddad who spends days moving the entire contents of your life and still makes time for motorbikes and football," followed by a red heart emoji.

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In another post, she humorously described the struggles of moving with kids, sharing how her son insisted on keeping both pairs of his boxing gloves: "Tell me you're moving... without telling me you're moving.... 'Me: which pair are going to charity shop? Him: neither we NEED them both,'" reports the Express.

Helen Skelton's Instagram story
Helen Skelton's Instagram story -Credit:(Image: Instagram/Helen Skelton)

After living with her parents in her native Cumbria following her split from Richie, Helen is now ready to start a new chapter in her life, living independently with her children. This week, Helen also revealed a new TV show with her best friend and former Strictly Come Dancing star, Dan Walker.

The duo had previously delighted audiences with a series that saw them walking between Yorkshire and Cumbria for Channel 5 last year, and they've now been granted another opportunity to embark on a new travel series.

Excitedly announcing their upcoming project on Instagram, Dan and Helen shared: "Some lovely news... we are about to start filming a new travel series for @channel5_tv." They added, "Watch this space for more details. We'll let you know when you can watch us wandering around together as soon as we can (champagne optional)."

Helen Skelton
The 40-year-old TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing star recently revealed she had moved out of her marital home -Credit:(Image: Channel 5)

Fans were quick to express their enthusiasm, flooding the post with supportive messages. One fan exclaimed, "Oooh fab. Loved your last series together," while another chimed in, "Oh yes that's made mine and my husbands evening! Our fav people walking round our fav place, can't wait! " A third fan gushed, "Yes yes Dan and Helen this is the best news ever I really really enjoyed the first series @mrdanwalker and @helenskelton. And I cannot wait to see what you both get up to. Sending lots of love to you both."

In their inaugural series, Dan and Helen embarked on thrilling activities across the Pennine landscape, including cycling along Snake Pass, canoeing along Standedge, camping near Keighley without tents, visiting Ilkley Moor, and even trying their hands at hydrospeeding, reports Wales Online.