Helen Skelton has revealed her hilarious response to being asked whether she has a boyfriend.
The presenter, 39, who split from her ex-husband Richie Myler, 32, 14 months ago, proudly shared her comeback in an interview with Grazia.
She complained that, during her time hosting Blue Peter between 2008 and 2013, her love life was always brought up by pals rather than her personal accomplishments.
Helen said: ‘I was travelling all around the world, and seeing and doing incredible things. And whenever I came home and caught up with people, all they would ask is, “Have you got a boyfriend?” I was like, “No, but I’ve got a few world records!”‘
In the same interview, she detailed why she doesn’t need any sympathy in the wake of her split from Richie, who has welcomed a baby with his girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill, 32.
Sassy: Helen Skelton has revealed her hilarious response to being asked whether she has a boyfriend (pictured in February 2023)
Throwback: The presenter, 39, who split from her ex-husband Richie Myler, 32, 14 months ago, proudly shared her comeback
The TV personality was asked about her tricky time raising three children on her parents’ farm after moving from Leeds to Cumbria following the separation.
Choosing not to discuss her split from Leeds Rhinos star Richie in any length, she simply said: ‘My life’s no different to millions of other people’s lives.
‘Lots of people have the same sorts of things to look after and sort out. I think life is fun, and short, and wonderful, and you just take each chapter as it comes along. There’s no point overthinking stuff, you just get on with it.’
Helen says that having three children means she doesn’t have time to concern herself with other things.
She continued: ‘I’ve always got something to do because they always need something. I’ve loved my babies being babies because you’ve got no time to be stressed about anything else.’
Helen and Richie are parents to Ernie, seven, Louis, eight and Elsie, 14 months.
It was revealed on Monday that Rugby player Richie’s coach Rohan Smith confirmed that Richie and Stephanie had welcomed their first child together.
Rohan said: ‘Richie has spent a bunch of time in hospital with the birth of his new little baby, so we’ve given him a little time off to settle in at home.’
Dignity: In the same interview, she detailed why she doesn’t need any sympathy in the wake of her split from Richie, who has welcomed a baby with girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill
It’s not known if the baby was born before or after Helen’s interview.
The announcement comes just 14 months after Richie split from Strictly star Helen – whom he married in 2013. Their separation was announced by Helen 11 months ago.
Helen is rumoured to have moved on too – after reports circulated that she has been ‘going on casual dates’ with Strictly professional Vito Coppola.
But while she’s aware that people are wondering if she is seeing anyone. she told Grazia this speculation misses the point of her busy, colourful life.
However, a source told the Mirror: ‘Helen and Vito were good friends during Strictly, but really bonded on tour.
‘There were two buses for the cast – the party bus and the quiet bus.
‘They spent a lot of time chatting on the quiet bus and getting to know each other. They have a lot in common – a love of the outdoors, for example.
‘Between shows they also spent time together one-on-one, like going for coffee, just the two of them.
Single mother: Helen and Richie have three children together, Ernie, seven, Louis, eight and Elsie, 14 months – Helen and her brood have moved from Leeds to Cumbria to reside on her parents’ farm following the separation
‘Then, if the whole group went for dinner, they would sit together, deep in conversation.’
The source added that Helen was keen to stay away from Vito if people pulled out their phones as she did not want to be seen in the background near the dancer if a picture or video was taken.
Helen took to Instagram in April 2022 to reveal her marriage to Richie was over just four months after she gave birth to their youngest child, a daughter called Elsie.
Six months later, it emerged that the Richie and Stephanie were expecting their first child together, with Richie cradling his girlfriend’s bump in a beaming black and white snap.
The news comes just weeks after Helen took to social media to share an International Women’s Day post with her daughter Elsie.
She appeared to be making an aimed statement while sharing her hopes for the little one to ‘act with integrity’ and ‘lift other women up’.
Helen penned: ‘Proscratinated A LOT over what to say/post …. Not my place to tell anyone what kind of woman to be…. But I hope my little lady turns out to be one that lifts other women up. Grateful for the good girls and guys that let them shine in my life. #grateful #internationalwomensday #actwithintergrity #bekind #bebrave #beyou’.
While she also took to her Stories to laud the little one for her ‘bravery’ earlier in the day.
‘On International Women’s Day it only seems right to acknowledge the one year old (14 months) who is so blinking brave she joins the big kids at circus…. ohhhh little lady can’t wait to see you take on the world.
‘Here’s to the daughters we are blessed with and the big brothers who stand beside them.’
It came just days after Richie posted a celebratory post of his own with his then-pregnant girlfriend.
‘I hope my little lady turns out to be one that lifts other women up’: Helen recently shared a VERY pointed post about ‘acting with integrity’ for International Women’s Day
New romance? Helen could be moving on too – after reports circulated this week that she has been ‘going on casual dates’ with Strictly professional Vito Coppola (pictured) – but she said she is not interested in addressing matters of her personal life
Back in autumn 2022, a source told The Sun that Stephanie and Richie are ‘thrilled’ to be expecting their first child, just six months after their relationship came to light.
Stephanie is the daughter of Leeds Rhinos president Andrew Thirkill, who is one of the richest businessmen in Leeds and is worth an estimated £175million.
His relationship with Stephanie came to light in May, days after it was announced that his eight-year marriage to Helen was over.
Helen was said to feel ‘bewildered’ by the breakdown of her marriage, with a source close to the couple telling MailOnline: ‘Helen is absolutely devastated.’
They continued: ‘Now she is contemplating life without him while he has moved on with his new partner.’
‘Helen feels let down. They are still married, and their baby is literally months old.
‘She thought their marriage was safe and secure and is totally shocked by what’s happened.’