Helen Skelton

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Ex Blue Peter host is the latest contestant to be confirmed for the new series of the BBC ballroom show, which returns next month.

The news was announced on Radio 2’s Claudia Winkleman on Saturday morning.

Helen said in a statement: “I’m really excited to be embarking on a fun adventure. My family and friends have always loved the show and can’t wait for me to start.’

Helen began her broadcasting career presenting Blue Peter between 2008 and 2013 and is a regular face on Countryfile and BBC Sports coverage.

She was also recently confirmed as the new presenter of Radio 5 Live’s Sunday morning show Laura Whitmore announced her retirement.

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One next month.


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