HELEN Skelton's ex Richie Myler has broken his silence following the TV presenter's Strictly debut. The Countryfile presenter, 39, was left shattered when her rugby husband Richie ended their eight-year marriage in April, four months after their third child was born.
The 32-year-old moved on very quickly from his failed marriage with new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill, 32, the daughter of multi-millionaire Andrew Thirkill.
And last night as Helen put on a spectacular performance on the dance floor, Richie made a dig at his ex on Instagram. Sharing a picture of him and Stephanie with her family, he said: "Finished this season as a family." Helen had previously revealed that she signed up to Strictly so her family could see her smiling again.
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