Helen Skelton returns to TV for the first time since splitting from her rugby star husband Richie Myler – as she hosts coverage of her ex’s former rugby league team
Helen Skelton returned to television to host Channel 4’s rugby league coverage for the first time since splitting from husband Richie Myler on Saturday.
The Countryfile presenter, 38, who announced the couple’s split last month, has been absent from her role since the news but has delighted fans when she returns.
Helen was giving a presentation on a Hull KR V Catalan Dragons game, a team her ex-rugby star played for during his career.
She is back! Helen Skelton, 38, delighted fans as she returned to television for the first time since splitting from her rugby star husband Richie Myler on Saturday
She looked as stylish as ever for her comeback, opting for a sleek black blazer with her blonde locks floating in loose ringlets.
Helen’s fans took to Twitter to celebrate her comeback as they flooded the social media site with gushing comments.
On the user writes: ‘@HelenSkelton nice to see you on Channel 4 Rugby League. It’s very windy, your hair is gorgeous, and you’re a gorgeous woman with great integrity.
Another added: “Great to see Helen Skelton still presenting Rugby League on Channel 4. I’m sure it can’t be easy for her given recent events but she’s still doing a great job. because she is a high-quality professional.”
Exes: The Countryfile presenter, who announced the couple’s split last month, has been absent from her role since the news but has delighted fans when she returns
It was recently revealed that her husband Richie has started a new relationship with the daughter of the multi-millionaire chairman of the Leeds Rhinos club he plays for.
Helen is said to feel ‘bewildered’ by the breakdown of her marriage to Richie, 31, whose new partner is Stephanie Thirkill, 32.
A source close to the couple told MailOnline: “Helen is absolutely devastated. Now she contemplates life without him while he is away with his new partner.
Proud: One user wrote: ‘@HelenSkelton nice to see you on Channel 4 Rugby League. There is a lot of wind, your hair is beautiful and you are a magnificent woman with great integrity ‘
“Richie insists there was no crossover, that he started the romance with Stephanie after their marriage fell apart, but Helen feels disappointed. They are still married and their baby is literally four months old.
“She thought their marriage was safe and secure and is totally shocked by what happened.”
Stephanie is the daughter of Andrew Thirkill, who is one of Leeds’ wealthiest businessmen and is worth around £175m.
Split: It was recently revealed that her husband Richie has started a new relationship with the daughter of the multi-millionaire chairman of the Leeds Rhinos club he plays for
In 2019, the lifelong Leeds Rhinos fan, who attended his first game in 1968, became club chairman.
Richie is a scrum-half for the leading rugby league club, which he joined in 2017 and also represents England at international level.
Former Blue Peter star Helen confirmed their split on Instagram last week, writing, “Very sad to say Richie and I are no longer a couple.”
“He left the family home. We will do our best to co-parent our grandchildren.
Sad: Helen announced she and Richie are going their separate ways via Instagram – admitting he had ‘left the family home’