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Siobhan Macdonald

Helen Skelton shares unusual festive activity for her kids on Christmas Eve

Helen Skelton shared a sweet snippet of her children enjoying Christmas Eve as they embark on an unusual activity.

The Countryfile presenter narrowly missed out on taking home the Glitterball trophy after making the Strictly Come Dancing final alongside Hamza Yassin, Fleur East and Molly Rainford.

The Strictly star has been enjoying spending more time with her family now the BBC show has finished, and has been keeping fans updated with what her kids are getting up to.

The 39-year-old took to social media to share a video of her eldest children - Ernie, seven, and Louis, five - having a sword fight in a car park. Captioning the sweet video, Helen wrote: "Thought we would do wholesome Christmas stuff. They wanted a sword fight in a carpark."

Helen shared a photo on Thursday featuring all three of her children with Ernie and Louis standing in front of a beautiful Christmas tree and 11-month-old Elsie looked cosy in her pushchair.

Helen's eldest children fancied a sword fight over festive activities (Instagram)

The TV star has been getting into the Christmas spirit and shared a heartwarming photo of herself and her baby daughter dressed up in matching elf outfits.

This comes after Helen admitted she was "back to life with a bang" after reaching the Strictly final alongside her professional dance partner Gorka Marquez.

Helen is spending the run up to Christmas with her three children as life returns to normal following her stint on Strictly (Instagram/Helen Skelton)

"Did a food shop whilst eating a baguette. Kids made me make tea whilst dressed as an elf. Back to life with a bang," Helen captioned her post.

After a gruelling few months training and taking part in Strictly, Helen revealed her children were her biggest motivation to do well while competing on the show. "Look I just wanted to make my kids proud. So we didn't quite bring home that trophy but we made memories that would make a lifetime," she told Ranvir Singh on Lorraine.

The Strictly runner up shared a sweet snap of her kids in front of a Christmas tree (Instagram/Helen Skelton)

She added: "If I could bottle that atmosphere from Saturday, it'll see me through any dark days. It was just the most wonderful feeling. It just goes to show what happens when you surround yourself with good people."

Helen's successful Strictly stint came after splitting from her ex-husband Richie Myler. The TV personality tied the knot with rugby league player Richie in 2013, and they separated this April - just four months after Helen had given birth to their third child.

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