Strictly’s Helen Skelton reveals what her children thought of red-hot dance routine


STRICTLY star Helen Skelton sent fans into meltdown with a sizzling ‘revenge’ routine on Saturday night.

But the mum-of-three has revealed not everyone was impressed by the near-perfect couple’s choice performance, namely her kids Ernie, Louis and Elsie Kate.

Helen Skelton sizzled during her couple’s choice dance on Saturday

Fans claimed she was executing revenge on her ex, rugby league star Richie Myler

The TV star transformed into a sultry temptress

Speaking on last night’s spin-off show It Takes Two, she said: “We loved Friday night, we had an absolutely brilliant time, it was so much fun and the atmosphere in the studio is one of those things that will stay with me forever. 

“My children said it was a bit weird for us and they were a little bit embarrassed but they were okay about it, my parents absolutely loved it. My mum was in the front row, she was just going mad wasn’t she.”

While her kids might not have enjoyed that specific routine, they are loving the Strictly experience in general.

Helen continued: “I think for all of our families it’s nice for them to see us having a good time. Because we’ve had a great adventure, a great journey so far, obviously some bits are easier than others but when you’re putting a lot of work in, when it comes together like it did the other night, it’s just brilliant for us but brilliant for them as well isn’t it.”

Dancing to Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, Helen wowed the judges at the weekend and was given a standing ovation by the studio audience.

Viewers felt Helen executed the performance perfectly as a form of ‘revenge’ for her ex, Leeds Rhinos rugby ace Richie Myler, who left her in April and is expecting a baby with new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill.

Helen dazzled in her stunning cabaret style attire in all black.

Taking to Twitter, fans were full of praise for the TV star who managed to score an impressive 39 after all the judges, bar Craig Revel Horwood, gave her a perfect 10.

One fan said: “Helen went from a cute, charismatic kids presenter to a powerful, confident woman who just said a massive f*** you to her slimy ex on one of the biggest shows on national TV. What a woman. I cannot get over it.”

Another expressed: “That was Helen’s f**k you dance wasn’t it.”

A third fan enthused: “Helen getting the ultimate revenge on her slimey ex by sl**ting it up on national telly with Gorka in a corset. Iconic behaviour. 10/10.”

In the video before her dance, Helen fought back tears as she commented on how important family was to her.

She said: “My family is everything to me…everything.”

Parents Richard and Janet joined Helen in the short video and praised her for pushing on with her dreams.

Janet said: “We’ve always believed as parents follow your dream.”

“We are proud of the person you are, not what you do but proud of the person you are,” her dad Richard said.

Janet added: “It makes me very happy to see her dance because I can see as the weeks gone on, she’s become more and more confident.

Fighting back tears, Helen said: “I hope they know how grateful I am for the unquestionable support that they give me, and that’s the key, it’s unquestionable.”

Helen and Gorka managed to score a seriously good 39