Strictly Come Dancing’s Helen Skelton hid behind her professional partner Gorka Marquez as he spoke out about her ‘difficult time’ live on the show on Saturday.
The television presenter, 39, performed the Paso Doble this weekend just days after learning her estranged husband Richie Myler was expecting a baby with his new partner Stephanie Thirkill.
Twinkle-toed star Gorka, 32, attempted to boost Helen’s confidence, telling her to ‘believe in you please’, after seeming to allude to her personal difficulties.
Awkward: Strictly Come Dancing’s Helen Skelton, 39, hid behind her professional partner Gorka Marquez, 32, as he spoke out about her ‘difficult time’ live on the show on Saturday
After their dance, Gorka said: ‘I know you have been having a difficult time and I know you might not feel that you’re beautiful or good enough, or anything, but if you don’t believe in yourself, I believe in you. Everybody here believes in you, your family believes in you.
‘It doesn’t matter how many times I say it or the judges say it, or anybody says it, it’s only you who is going to be the one who can make the change and the one who needs to believe in you, because you are an amazing woman, very inspirational, an amazing mum, and an incredible dancer so believe in you please.’
Helen looked awkward as Gorka made his heartfelt speech before diving behind him to hide her face from view.
News: The television presenter performed the Paso Doble this weekend just days after learning her estranged husband Richie Myler was expecting a baby with his new partner
Awkward: Helen looked awkward as Gorka made his heartfelt speech before diving behind him to hide her face from view
It comes after it was reported Helen’s estranged husband Richie is expecting a child with his new girlfriend Stephanie, six months after he split from Helen.
Richie ended his eight-year marriage to Countryfile host Helen back in April, just four months after she gave birth to their third child.
He is now expecting a baby with new girlfriend Stephanie, 32, who he was first reported to be seeing just days after his split from Helen was revealed.
Pep talk: Twinkle-toed star Gorka attempted to boost Helen’s confidence, telling her to ‘believe in you please’, after seeming to allude to her personal difficulties
Born to perform: Helen looked fantastic in a bright red skirt as she danced with Gorka on Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday
The former couple are maintaining ‘cordial relations’ and Helen was reportedly told of the news before Stephanie announced it publicly on social media.
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.
They added: ‘Stephanie and Richie are obviously thrilled. They have moved very quickly but are extremely happy together.
Baby on the way! Helen’s estranged husband Richie Myler, pictured second from left, is reportedly expecting a child with his new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill, centre
‘The timing of the pregnancy may raise a few eyebrows though. It is obviously such a huge step, and one made remarkably quickly off the back of Helen and Richie’s eight-year marriage ending.
‘But Richie and Helen maintain cordial relations, and in a way the timing is actually perfect as Helen is so happy at the moment.’
The source added that Helen is ‘far too busy’ focusing on her training and rehearsals for Strictly.
Over: The presenter split from the rugby star, pictured together, in April, just four months after she gave birth to their third child, and he quickly moved on with Stephanie, 32
Richie has two young sons Ernie, seven, Louis, five, and daughter Elsie Kate, nine months, with his estranged wife Helen.
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.’
Family: The news came as Helen posted a sweet picture with her three kids watching TV together on Wednesday night as she ignored the latest drama with her ex
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