Helen Skelton

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After Blue Peter, Helen has presented everything from Holiday Hit Squad to Wimbledon, Countryfile to Women's Super League football. She’s also taken on extraordinary challenges including desert ultra-marathons, kayaking up the Amazon, and walking a tightrope across one of London’s most familiar landmarks.


Helen Skelton has presented everything from Blue Peter to Countryfile to sport and consumer programmes. She's competed in Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, guest hosted The One Show, explored the nation's history in Digging Up Britain's Past, and examined the world'd bigegst retailer in The Truth About Amazon.

After early work on local radio and TV, Helen joined the children’s news institution Newsround, and later its sport version Sportsround. As part of the Blue Peter team she took on some extraordinary challenges from the 78 mile Namibia Ultra Marathon (becoming only the second woman ever to complete the course) to walking a tightrope between Battersea Power Station’s chimneys to kayaking 2,010 km up the Amazon, alone. She also crossed 500 miles of Antarctica by bike, ski and kite.

After Blue Peter Helen presented BBC One’s Holiday Hit Squad, the show looking at whether holidays and hotels deliver what they promise, and was also part of the BBC team covering the London and Rio Olympics. Other sports coverage Helen has played a part in includes Wimbledon, the Derby, the European Swimming Championships, and the London Marathon (which she’s also run), as well as fronting BT Sport’s coverage of Women's Super League football.

Helen returned to her rural roots as a presenter on Countryfile, and uncovered bargins and money saving tactics in Channel 4's Supershoppers. She showed her dancing skills on the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, and has frequently staffed Dictionary Corner on Countdown.


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