Helen Skelton

Helen Skelton

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TV and Radio Presenter

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Synopsis

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.

Biography

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 seventy eight 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 five hundred 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 bargains and money saving tactics in Channel 4's Supershoppers. She showed her dancing skills when she got to the final on Strictly Come Dancing, which led to her taking part in the Strictly Come Dancing Tour. Helen also hosted a show BBC Radio 5 Live. 

 

 

 

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