HELEN Skelton was snapped hiding under a coat in training for Strictly Come Dancing as it was revealed her ex husband's new partner is pregnant.
The Sun exclusively told yesterday how Richie Myler is expecting a child with Stephanie Thirkill just months after he walked out on Helen, 39, after eight years of marriage.
Countryfile presenter Helen – who shares three children with rugby player Richie, 32 – has thrown herself into training for the glitzy BBC1 competition.
Last night her professional partner Gorka Marquez posted a photo of her in training, sat against a wall with a coat over her head.
He also added a string of laughing emojis, suggesting Helen was worn out from their intense session.
Richie left the family home just four months after the birth of their youngest child, daughter Elsie Kate.
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They are also parents to sons Ernie, seven, and five-year-old Louis.
Businesswoman Stephanie, 32, took to Instagram to announce her news, excitedly tagging Richie who is a player for top-flight rugby league side Leeds Rhinos.
A friend of his said last night: “Stephanie and Richie are obviously thrilled. They have moved very quickly but are extremely happy together.
“The timing of the pregnancy may raise a few eyebrows though.
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“It is obviously such a huge step, and one made remarkably quickly off the back of Helen and Richie’s eight-year marriage ending. But Richie and Helen maintain cordial relations, and in a way the timing is actually perfect as Helen is so happy at the moment.”
The friend added: “She is loving every second of Strictly Come Dancing, and is far too busy — and probably knackered — to be worrying about her ex.
“Accordingly, Richie didn’t think it would be a huge problem because they have both moved on with their lives.”
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