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Strictly's Helen Skelton shares adorable behind the scenes snap with 'proud' mum and dad

Strictly Come Dancing star Helen Skelton has shared an adorable behind the scenes snap with her 'proud' parents as she reflects on another great week in the BBC dancing competition.

The Countryfile presenter has been keeping her army of fans up to date with her progress in rehearsals and as another live performance nears the mum-of-three has taken the time to share her best moments from week 4.

Helen has previously said she will owe her parents 'Christmas in the Caribbean' by the time the show is over, as they step in to help her out with childcare whilst she takes on the gruelling schedule of rehearsals and live shows with her on-screen partner and dance professional Gorka Márquez.

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And now she's shared a series of snaps from the previous week where her proud parents can be seen smiling alongside her and Gorka at the live show on Saturday night.

Helen captioned the post: "Week four photo dump, having a blast thank you @gorka_marquez @bbcstrictly @vickygilldesign @lydiabarnesmakeup @lisadaveyhair"

The post was quickly flooded with adoration from fans and friends and family alike, @meliorakbb penned: "Ahhh your Mum and Dad", @terriclancymaddock added: "Beautiful you are, you are amazing Helen, proud mum and dad!"

While @stuartrichardmoye.bert added: "Beautiful pictures Helen..!!!…you looked sensational and danced absolutely superb..!!!…I loved the end when you danced on the box..!!!…amazing..!!!…your mum and dad and your family must have been super proud..!!!……good luck for this weekend…bet you're looking forward to it…best wishes…we are all behind you…TEAM HELEN..!!!…always and forever…!!!"

It comes shortly after the TV star confirmed she has returned to her childhood village as she moves away from Leeds following her marriage split from rugby player Richie Myler.

The collapse of the marriage of Helen Skelton, 39, and Leeds Rhinos player Richie Myler, 32, earlier this year, has been well-documented. The couple are co-parenting children Ernie, seven, Louis, five, and nine-month-old Elsie.

The rugby player, 32, broke up with ex-Blue Peter presenter Helen, who now hosts Countryfile, in April, just four months after she gave birth to their third child. Furthermore, Richie is set to become a father again with his new partner Stephanie Thirkill.

Helen is currently based in London as she rehearses for his participation in the 2022 series of Strictly Come Dancing. In an interview with The Telegraph, Helen, has confirmed she moved away from Leeds, back to her childhood village in Cumbria, with her children being looked after by their grandparents when she’s training in the capital.

“I am literally in my childhood Cumbrian village with all my school friends, and so everyone just kind of mucks in together,” Helen said when discussing her move back to her family’s farm.

In the current series of Strictly, Helen is paired with pro dance partner Gorka Marquez. He recently paid tribute to Helen: “Can I just say something? I know you've been having a difficult time and you've may feel like you're not beautiful or good enough or anything, but if you don't believe in yourself, I believe in you; everybody here believes in you.”

Fans can see Helen Skelton take to the floor again when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday.

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