Strictly’s Helen Skelton is all smiles as she’s helped into a taxi by friend as she leaves awards ceremony


STRICTLY Come Dancing star Helen Skelton needed a helping hand as she collapsed into a taxi after the Pride of Britain awards.

The mum-of-three enjoyed a rare night out at the bash which celebrates everyday people doing incredible things for others.

Helen Skelton looked all partied out as she left the Pride of Britain awards

A friend helped her into a black cab

The bleary eyed star was still smiling as she collapsed on the backseat

The Blue Peter and Countryfile presenter looked amazing in a backless green dress and high heels.

And after a night of of mingling with her fellow glamorous celebs on the red carpet Helen, 39, made a beeline for a cab.

The bleary eyed star was still smiling though as she climbed onto the backseat and appeared to tip over.

Helen has been dancing her socks off all week in training for Strictly.

And she had reason to celebrate after topping the Strictly leaderboard on Saturday night.

She revisited her Blue Peter days as she danced the Charleston with partner Gorka Marquez to the theme tune of the children’s show on Saturday night.

She dressed in red dungarees and Gorka donned red trousers as they performed before revealing a puppet creation of the judges.

They secured a score of 35, with judge Anton Du Beke describing it as Skelton’s “best dance yet”, and Craig Revel Horwood agreeing that it was “confident” and “energising”.

As well as her TV career Helen has raked in bags of money through her side hustle from which she has made a million.

Her impressive wealth also comes from her kids clothing line, named Toy Breaker.

She told Celeb Mix: “It was back at the start of the pandemic that I first had the idea of doing a kids range.

“One of my best friends was working for a fast fashion brand at the time, but was looking to change what she was doing, so whilst we were talking one day and I was telling her how I can never get my kids to wear anything other than a football kit, the idea to do a kids line came to us and we just thought why not.

“It’s funny to think about it now, because everything that’s followed after and where we find ourselves now, all came from that initial conversation.”