Helen Skelton tells of her biggest challenge in Strictly Come Dancing

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Helen Skelton has revealed the ‘biggest challenge’ for her portion competing successful Strictly Come Dancing volition beryllium “physical closeness” with her nonrecreational creation spouse due to the fact that she is not “touchy feely”.

he TV and vigor presenter, 39, is among the 15 celebrities hoping to dazzle the judges connected the BBC One amusement which returns with its motorboat amusement connected September 23.

Asked what she thought would beryllium the biggest challenge, she said: “I’m not that touchy feely, truthful I deliberation the carnal closeness I’ll request to person with my spouse volition instrumentality a spot of getting utilized to!”.

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Helen Skelton arriving astatine  the The Sport Industry Awards 2022, astatine  Evolution London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Helen Skelton arriving astatine the The Sport Industry Awards 2022, astatine Evolution London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Helen Skelton arriving astatine the The Sport Industry Awards 2022, astatine Evolution London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Skelton has go a acquainted look connected TV, presenting assorted shows passim her vocation including BBC’s Countryfile, Newsround and Blue Peter.She has besides worked connected respective large sporting events and was precocious announced arsenic the caller big of the new-look BBC Radio 5 Live Sunday greeting show.

The TV prima said of wanting to bash Strictly: “I conscionable wanted to bash thing fun!

“It was a bully accidental for my household to spot maine smiling and it’s a amusive adventure.

“Anybody who’s had thing to bash with Strictly volition say, the make-up radical are the best, the costume radical are the best, the acceptable designers are the best, the dancers are the best.

“So wherefore wouldn’t you privation to bash thing wherever everyone is virtually astatine the apical of their crippled and loving what they do?”.

During her clip astatine Blue Peter, she took connected assorted challenges including completing the Namibia Ultra Marathon, cycling to the South Pole and kayaking much than 2,018 miles down the Amazon River.

She has besides published a fig of books including the caller Amy Wild: Amazon Summer.

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Skelton said she welcomed being ‘Strictly-fied’ adding: “I americium present for it! I person 3 children nether seven, a precise energetic canine and person lived successful a location renovation for the champion portion of 3 years, truthful Strictly-fy maine up please!”.

In April, she revealed connected Instagram that she and hubby Richie Myler, whom she joined successful December 2013, were “no longer a couple”.

Strictly Come Dancing launches connected September 23 astatine 7pm connected BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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