Summer on the Farm: Helen Skelton tells guest to ‘calm yourself’

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Helen Skelton began her career as a Blue Peter presenter from 2008 until 2013. However, since then the 38-year-old has become a well-known face on BBC One’s Countryfile, and earlier this year she co-presented Summer on a Farm with Escape to the Country star Jules Hudson. She has also appeared on Holiday Hit Squad and The Instant Gardener. In a recent interview with, the mum-of-two spoke about the challenges of working and her family life.


Despite leading a hectic lifestyle with presenting various programmes, Helen admitted over the years she has become before “efficient” with balancing work and being a mum.

She began: “I think I’m really lucky and people say ‘Oh, you’re always busy with work’ and I’m like ‘No, the difference is when I’m at work you see me because it’s on TV.’

“So, it has been 10 years now, so I’d like to think I’ve become efficient.

“I’m very protective with my family time, and I work with people who get it.”

She continued: “I probably should get my nails done more. I should go to the gym more.

“But I work two to three times a week and I am a mum so that’s enough for the minute.”

Helen is mother to Ernie, six, and four-year-old Louis, with her husband and rugby star Richie Myler.

Earlier this week, the BBC presenter announced she was expecting her third child.


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In view of her 249,000 Instagram followers, Helen shared a snap of her cradling her baby bump, along with her two sons.

She simply captioned the snap: “Grateful.”

Helen’s followers were quick to congratulate the Countryfile host on her pregnancy.

The One Show’s Alex Jones penned: “Ah congratulations.”

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Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse replied: “Congratulations, honey.”

Love Island host Laura Whitmore replied with a love-heart smiley face emoji.

While Sam Quek wrote: “Aw, congratulations to you all.”

Catherine Tyldesley commented: “Oh darling huge congratulations.”



Helen, who is good friends with Our Yorkshire Farm star Amanda Owen, often talks to the TV personality about her children.

Amanda runs Ravenseat Farm with her husband Clive Owen and their nine children.

Helen explained she often seeks parenting advice from the Yorkshire Shepherdess.

 “She is a woman that I can learn a lot from so whenever I see her, I’m always asking her for advice and tips and stuff like that,” the host admitted.

Countryfile airs on Sunday at 7pm on BBC One.

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