HELEN Skelton broke down in tears on tonight’s Strictly Come Dancing.
The 39-year-old, who is dancing with Gorka Marquez, was overcome with emotion during rehearsals as she discussed her journey and how she is now a ‘different person’.
Helen Skelton was very emotional on Strictly Come Dancing
Gorka was on hand to comfort her
The Countryfile presenter was left shattered when her husband Richie Myler ended their eight-year marriage in April, four months after their third child was born.
She decided to take part in Strictly shortly afterwards but has struggled with her confidence.
Speaking about her performance in Blackpool last week Helen admitted her favourite part was her dad’s reaction.
She explained to Gorka: “He just looked at me and said ‘you seem like you again’ and I’m certainly a different person than when we started.”
Looking very emotional, she continued: “I think for me…the thing…
“I think even you would say I’m a different person from day one, right?”
The star closed this week’s live show with a samba to Eso Beso by Emma Bunton.
The presenter received mixed feedback from the judges, with Craig Revel Horwood saying: “This was very rigid. It was very straight, it was very wooden, there was no bounce.”
Motsi Mabuse said: “You guys put a lot of work in there and that is the feeling of the samba.”
Shirley Ballas added: “I thought for the samba being a difficult dance, you did it well.”
The star got mixed reviews for her dance