Helen Skelton's 'iconic' revenge dance thrills Strictly Come Dancing fans

Helen Skelton thrilled Strictly fans. (BBC)
Helen Skelton thrilled Strictly fans. (BBC)

Helen Skelton has been cheered on by Strictly Come Dancing fans who called her "revenge" dance in he quarter final "iconic".

The Countryfile presenter and her dance partner Gorka Marquez performed a couple's choice routine to Mein Herr from Cabaret in the show's musicals week, which went down a storm with viewers.

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Skelton's co-stars and the audience screamed and cheered as the star, dressed in a black leotard, danced to the musical hit with lyrics including: "Farewell, mein lieber herr/It was a fine affair, but now it's over/And though I used to care, I need the open air/You're better off without me, mein herr."

In April, Skelton's husband Richie Myler left her when their third child was just four months old and soon afterwards confirmed he was in a relationship with someone else.

The TV presenter's routine included waving at the camera and enthusiastically singing along to the line: "You're better off without me, mein herr."

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Strictly's other dancers cheered her on as judge Shirley Ballas told her: "Are you really a mummy of three?"

Motsi Mabuse added: "The name of the song is Mein Herr because it's all about him, but today it's Meine Dame because it's all about you."

Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez's couple's choice. (BBC)
Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez's couple's choice. (BBC)

One viewer tweeted: "I hope Helen’s ex-husband is having the worst time watching as she lives her absolute best life smashing this routine, go on girl."

Someone else wrote: "Helen getting the ultimate revenge on her slimey ex by s****ing it up on national telly with Gorka in a corset. Iconic behaviour. 10/10."

Another fan commented: "That was Helen's f**k you dance wasn't it."

Many viewers threw their support behind Skelton, with one person tweeting: "Helen started at possibly the lowest point in her life. That shows him!"

Someone else wrote: "So emotional at Helen executing the most perfect "f*** you" to the ex. Icon."

Another person added: "The 'you're better without me' moment in Helen's dance will go down in Strictly history. ICONIC."

During her training video, Skelton made reference to her marriage split as she said: "I did Strictly this year because sometimes you just need to jump on the opportunity and the chance to put a big smile on your face."

Viewers described the dance as 'iconic'. (BBC)
Viewers described the dance as 'iconic'. (BBC)

Her parents also appeared in the video, with her mum commenting: "It makes me very happy to see her dance because I can see as the weeks have gone on she's become more and more confident."

Skelton said ahead of the dance: "For me it's a chance to be powerful and sassy."

She added: "Strictly has given me so many things already, it's helped me remember who I am and remember what I'm about.

"I've got lots to be thankful for and I know what I can offer. What's great for me is this dance is all about that, it's about power."

Strictly Come Dancing's results show airs tomorrow at 5.40pm on BBC One.

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