Helen Skelton Bio, Net Worth, Age, Husband, Family, Shows, Education

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Helen Skelton

Facts About Helen Skelton

Celebrated Name Helen Skelton
Age 38 Years
Nick Name Helen Skelton
Birth Name Helen Elizabeth Skelton
Birth Date 1983-07-19
Gender Female
Profession TV Presenter
Birth Nation England
Nationality British
Place Of Birth Carlisle, Cumbria
Ethnicity British-White
Religion Christianity
Race White
Horoscope Cancer
Father Richard Skelton
Mother Janet Skelton
Brothers Gavin
School Kirkby Thore Primary School
University Cumbria Institute of the Arts
Marital Status Married and Splits
Husband Richie Myler
Sexual Orientation Straight
Children 3; Ernie, Louis, Elsie
Net Worth $6 Million
Source of Wealth TV Presenter
Height 5 feet 6 inches
Weight 87 KG
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Shoe Size 7
Dress Size 6
Body Measurement 38-26-37 inches
Body Type Average
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Helen Skelton is an English TV presenter, writer, athlete, motivational speaker, and actress who is famous for co-presenting the BBC children's program "Blue Peter" from 2008 until 2013 as well as for being a presenter on Countryfile in 2014. She is the former co-host of the BBC One program "Holiday Hit Squad" alongside Angela Rippon and Joe Crowley. Moreover, she presented the daytime series "The Instant Gardener" which ran for two seasons. She is the current presenter of all swimming coverage on the BBC with the European Swimming Championships, the World Aquatics Championships, and the Olympics. Her first novel, "Amy Wild: Amazon Summer", was published in May 2015. As a child, she was a performing art enthusiast and learned tap dancing. While in college, she worked as an "extra" in the popular soap opera "Coronation Street". Most recently, she presented a few episodes of the show "Walks with My Dog". 

What is Helen Skelton Famous For?

  • Being a TV presenter and actress. 
  • For co-presenting the BBC children's programmer "Blue Peter" (2008-2013), "Countryfile" (2014), "Holiday Hit Squad", and more. 

What is Helen Skelton Nationality?

Helen Skelton took birth on 19th July 1983. She is from Carlisle, Cumbria, England and she was brought up on a dairy farm in the village of Kirkby Thore. Her birth name is Helen Elizabeth Skelton. Her present age is 38  as of 2021. She holds British nationality and her ethnicity is British-White. Cancer is her zodiac sign and her religion is Christianity. 

About her parents, Helen Skelton was born to her father, Richard Skelton, and her mother, Janet Skelton. She also has a sibling; a brother with whom she spent her early life. Her brother, Gavin is a professional footballer as well as a player-manager. Her family owned an animal farm for generations, and her father worked on the farm to earn his livelihood. She loved working with her father on his farm. She once mentioned that cutting grass was her favorite activity when she was a kid. 

Regarding her educational background, Helen Skelton attended Kirkby Thore Primary School, and then she went to Appleby Grammar School. She graduated from the Cumbria Institute of the Arts, where she achieved a BA degree in journalism. During her time at college, she worked additionally on "Coronation Street" and "Cutting It". 

British TV Presenter, Helen Skelton

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Helen Skelton Career Timeline

  • Helen Skelton started her career concentrating on journalism. She worked in the newsroom at CFM Radio which was her very first job. 
  • Then, she got involved with various programs at Border Television, before becoming a breakfast presenter on BBC Radio Cumbria in the year 2005.
  • She also became one of the youngest breakfast slot presenters on the BBC network at that time.
  • Next, she became a reporter and occasional presenter on the children's news program "Newsround" and its weekend sports-based version, "Sportsround".
  • On 28th August 2008, she was revealed as a presenter on "Blue Peter", becoming the 33rd presenter for the program. 
  • She took an uncredited role in the BBC production of "Merlin". 
  • After she left "Blue Peter" in 2013, she became a presenter of live FA Women's Super League football matches for the BT Sport channel, as well as retaining her BBC reporter roles. 
  • Further, she presented segments of "Countryfile" in 2009 as well as presented two series of "Holiday Hit Squad" in 2013-2014. 
  • She presented the London Marathon Highlights show on the BBC in 2014-2015.
  • In December 2012, she took part in a Christmas Special edition of the BBC One program "Strictly Come Dancing". 
  • Since 2015, she has co-presented the daytime BBC One series "The Instant Gardener". 
  • In early 2016, she presented "Tonight: Kids V Career". 
  • Moreover, she hosted coverage of the 2016 European Swimming Championships. 
  • She worked for the BBC at the 2016 Summer Olympics presenting swimming coverage. 
  • In October of 2016, she guest presented five editions of Lorraine on ITV, plus a further five in February 2017.
  • In addition, she co-presented two editions of "Walks with My Dog" on More4 in 2017; in the same year, she returned to host the swimming coverage on the BBC during the 2017 World Aquatics Championships with Adlington and Foster.
  • Similarly, she appeared in "Celebrity Antiques Road Trip" (series 8 episode 14). 
  • As a writer, her first novel, "Amy Wild: Amazon Summer", was published in May 2015.
  • Likewise, she also hosts a weekly slot on BBC Radio 5 Live on Sundays from 3 pm to 6 pm and acts as a temporary co-host on BBC Radio 5 Live Drive Time with Tony Livesey. 
  • Besides this, Helen Skelton entered and won the Malta Open Dance Competition in December 2008 with a 16-year-old wheelchair user as her partner, defeating 100 other dancers. 
  • She became only the second woman ever to finish the 78-mile (126 km) Namibian ultra marathon in April 2009. 
  • In early 2010, she traveled the entire length of the River Amazon for Sport Relief 2010. She traveled 2,010 miles (3,230 km) on a solo journey from Nauta in Peru on 20 January, to Almeirim, Brazil on 28 February.
  • She walked a 150-meter tightrope between chimneys at Battersea Power Station, 66 meters above ground, to raise money for Comic Relief on 28 February 2011. 
  • She raised more money for Sport Relief by becoming the first person to reach the South Pole using a bicycle in 2012.
  • In March 2018, she took part in a celebrity boxing match defeating Camilla Thurlow via unanimous decision after three 2-minute rounds for the BBC's Sport Relief. 

Helen Skelton Awards and Achievements

Helen Skelton achieved two Guinness World Records: the longest solo journey by kayak, and the longest distance in a kayak in 24 hours by a woman.

Who is Helen Skelton Husband?

Helen Skelton was a married woman to her husband, Richie Myler who is England national rugby league team player. They exchange their marital vows in December 2013. They are also the proud parents of three children; their first child, a boy, Ernie, was born on 19th June 2015, their second son, Louis was born in April 2017 and their first daughter, Elsie, was born on 28 December 2021. In September 2015, after her husband joined the Catalans Dragons club, they moved to France. Helen's husband currently plays for the Yorkshire club Leeds Rhinos. Recently, Helen Skelton confirms her split from husband Richie Myler saying he's 'left the family home'. Her sexual orientation is straight.  

Helen Skelton with her husband and their kids

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How much is Helen Skelton Net Worth?

Helen Skelton is a TV presenter and actress by profession who has presented many shows and series as well as appeared in a number of movies. Her estimated net worth at present is $6 million as per sources. Whereas her exact salary and career earnings are still to get unfolded yet but there is no doubt in the mind of her followers that she is making a cool amount of money from her work. The salary of a TV presenter in the US is more than $50,000 per year. Today, she is living a modest lifestyle from her career work. Her main source of wealth is from TV career. 

Helen Skelton Height, Weight, Body Size

Helen Skelton is a beautiful woman with a height of 5 feet 10 inches. Her well-maintained bodyweight consists of 87 Kg. She has blond hair color and her eye color is Blue. Her dress size is 6 and her shoe size is 7. Moreover, she has a sexy body measurement of 38-26-37 inches (breasts- waists- hips). She is very conscious bout her food intake. Today, she has got a healthy body. She has a charming smile with a glowing face attracting a lot of viewers towards her. 

Did You Know?

  • Skelton is a qualified tap dance teacher and has said that if she was not a broadcaster, she would be a teacher.
  • Her brother Gavin is a professional footballer and has also been a player-manager.
  • She was an athletic kid and loved animals.
  • In 2008, she replaced Zoe Salmon on Blue Peter and became the 33rd presenter for the programme.
  • In 2008, she presented segments of Countryfile.
  • Skelton hosted coverage of the 2016 European Swimming Championships and worked for the BBC at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
  • She appeared on an episode of Merlin with Bradley James.