Helen Skelton has revealed the ‘biggest challenge’ for her competing in the Strictly Come Dance Games will be “physical proximity” to her professional dance partner as she is not “sensitive”.
He’s a TV and radio presenter, 39, among 15 celebrities hoping to dazzle the judges on BBC One’s show which will return for its premiere on 23 May. 9.
When asked what she thinks would be the biggest challenge, she said: “I’m not that sensitive, so I think the physical intimacy I need with my partner It will take a while to get used to!”.
Skelton has become a familiar face on TV, presenting various shows throughout his career including Countryfile, Newsround and the BBC’s Blue Peter. Sunday morning program.
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“It was a good opportunity for my family to see me smile and it was an exciting adventure.
“Anyone who has anything to do with Nghiem will say, the makeup artist is the best, the costumer is the best, the costume designer is the best, the dancer is the best.
“So why wouldn’t you want to do something where people are really at the top of their game and love what they do?”
During her time at Blue Peter, she participated in a variety of challenges including completing the Namibia Ultra Marathon, cycling to the South Pole and kayaking more than 2,018 miles down the Amazon River.
She has also published several books including the novel Amy Wild: Amazon Summer.
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Skelton said she welcomes being ‘Strictly’ adding: “I’m here for it! I have three kids under seven, a very active dog, and have lived in the home renovation business for the best of three years, so take me seriously! “.
In April, she revealed on Instagram that she and husband Richie Myler, whom she married in December 2013, are “no longer a couple”.
Seriously Coming to Dancing will premiere September 23 at 7pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
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