Strictly fans fume as It Takes Two host interrupts Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez ‘love fest’

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STRICTLY fans were left fuming after It Takes Two host Janette Manrara interrupted Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez’s “love fest”.

The dancing duo were on the show to talk about tonight’s big live performance.

Strictly fans were loving Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez on It takes Two

Helen and Gorka have proved a big hit on Strictly

Helen and Gorka are training for up to eight hours a day, and told SE yesterday that “everything hurts, everything aches” .

However, the pair took time out of rehearsals to appear on It Takes Two.

But it wasn’t their talk about their dance moves that caught viewers’ attention, it was their playful manner with each other.

The two spent the whole interview fighting, touching and teasing one another.

But fans were left fuming with host Jeanette interrupted them to step in and put a stop to what she called their “love fest”.

Helen then told her about how Gorka has been looking after her,

She said: “In the week Gorka went, ‘just let me take you away’, and he did, it was nice.”

Janette asked Gorka: “Where did you take her?”

“The woods!”, he replied, before adding: “The Strictly woods” as he held his hands up in a gesture of innocence.

Meanwhile, yesterday Helen told SE how Strictly has been “therapy” for her, following the breakdown of her marriage earlier this year.

The Strictly Come Dancing favourite believes the show has got her through the end of her marriage to rugby player Richie Myler.

She says: “I came into this show quite battle-hardened.

“Strictly is probably quite overwhelming for a lot of people but for me, weirdly, I was actually in the best place to be in it.

“Other people were worried about all the attention that comes with being on Strictly, or baring their souls on the telly, whereas I was ready for that.

“I love that we talk about mental health more now, but I’d love that we could talk about how people can address their mental health.

“I’ve always seen my brain as being like a muscle — one which I need to exercise to keep my head in check.

“So that’s what Strictly is doing for me, it really is. It’s the most brilliant, all-consuming thing to be a part of.”

Countryfile host Helen made the sad announcement about her split from 32-year-old Richie in April — just four months after the arrival of the couple’s first daughter, Elsie.

It subsequently emerged he had embarked on a new relationship with Stephanie Thirkill, the daughter of the multi-millionaire President of the Leeds Rhinos club he plays for.

Helen, who hosted cult kids’ TV programme Blue Peter from 2008 to 2013, was a household name long before the prime-time Saturday night dance competition came along.

  • Strictly continues on BBC One tonight at 7pm


Helen says she trains with dance partner Gorka for up to eight hours a day

Helen with ex husband Richie Myler in happier times