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Siobhan Macdonald

Countryfile’s Helen Skelton 'secretly signs up to Strictly Come Dancing' after shock marriage split

Countryfile’s Helen Skelton has reportedly signed up for Strictly Come Dancing after the shocking split from her husband earlier this year.

The star has seemingly joined the line-up for this year's highly anticipated instalment of the BBC ballroom dancing show, The Sun reports. Sources told the publication that she may be interested in falling victim to the show's romantic curse following her divorce.

These rumours come after Helen announced her separation from her rugby player husband Richie Myler in April, months after their third child was born. A source told the publication: “It’s the perfect way to bounce back. Most people are absolutely desperate to avoid the Strictly curse but Helen would love it to give her some confidence back.

“She’s a great signing for the show and enormously popular with viewers, especially after what has happened to her lately. Everyone on the inside thinks she could end up going a very long way.”

This comes after CBBC star Molly Rainford was announced as the latest celebrity to join the hit BBC ballroom dancing show. Molly joins Ellie Taylor, Will Mellor, Kym Marsh, Richie Anderson, Kaye Adams, Jayde Adams, Ellie Simmonds, Tyler West and Matt Goss in the Strictly Come Dancing line-up announced thus far.

Helen Skelton on Channel 5 (Channel 5)

Ellie said following the announcement: “Well, cover me in fake tan and roll me in sequins! I'm absolutely over the moon to be a part of Strictly 2022! I've watched the show for years so to be able to take to the dance floor is a dream come true, for both me and mum who is a Strictly super fan! At the moment I'm focusing on the excitement and glitter and choosing to ignore the fact that I have the dancing ability of a newly born giraffe. Bring it on!"

Matt Goss, 53, was unveiled as the eighth celebrity contestant taking part in this year's Strictly. The singer was announced as the latest addition to the 2022 line-up on Monday's episode of This Morning.

Joining hosts Josie Gibson and Craig Doyle, Matt said: 'I am excited, I'm nervous. You have the conversation and then think, "I've got to dance!" Matt, who has been living in America for the last 25 years as a headliner in Las Vegas, said he is happy to be spending an extended period of time at home again.

On Monday, KISS FM DJ Tyler West was revealed as the seventh celebrity contestant taking part on Strictly, breaking the news on the station's breakfast show hosted by Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely on Monday. He announced in a statement: "I am SO gassed to be joining the Strictly family! As I started writing this I already got cramp. It’s going to be one crazy incredible journey which will no doubt be SO far outside my comfort zone."

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