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Helen Skelton says she's signed up for Strictly to 'smile' again after marriage split

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Helen Skelton says she signed for Strictly to cheer herself up and "smile" again.In April, the former Blue Peter host and her rugby player husband Richie Myler – who have three children – broke up after nine years together.And when asked why she agreed to do Strictly, Helen said: "I just wanted to do something fun.

It was a good chance for my family to see me smiling and it’s a fun adventure."READ MORE: Strictly Come Dancing has Geordie Shore star blanket ban on show despite huge successBut she admits it may be a struggle to get close to her hunky male dancer on the BBC show.Helen, 39, added: "I’m not that touchy-feely, so I think the physical closeness I’ll need to have with my partner will take a bit of getting used to!"It comes after the Countryfile star admitted that she would like to do Dancing on Ice.Speaking before her participation on Strictly was revealed, Helen said: “I like to do anything that challenges me."I’d love Dancing On Ice.

Where else can you learn to be an ice dancer?"I don’t have a career plan and never have. I try not to worry about the future.

I just say yes to things that put food on my table and a smile on my face."She said ITV’s I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out Of Here!

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