Helen Skelton, who is a regular presenter on Countryfile and This Week On The Farm, opened up about her time working on television. The small-screen star is no stranger to fronting programmes abroad or in bad weather conditions.
The 37-year-old has since addressed her move away from presenting adventure shows due to her current lifestyle.
Helen and her husband Richie Myler share two children together: five-year-old Ernie and four-year-old Louis.
The mum-of-two revealed that after having children she has had to cut back on the different types of programmes that she fronts.
The Countryfile presenter explained that as a working mother it is no longer feasible to “go to Antarctica for three months”.
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Helen said: “I’m doing a lot more consumer [shows] this year. My background has always been outdoor and adventure.
“I think since the kids have come along, I have said I don’t think that I can go to Antarctica for three months this year but that was my background.”
She continued: “I’m doing a lot more consumer now because a lot of my bosses are in the same boat as me.
“We’re working mums, we’re juggling, you’ve got to keep the right food on the table.”
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Helen also spoke in-depth about her time on the Channel 5 show On The Farm and working with her co-stars Jules Hudson and farmers Rob and Dave Nicholson.
The presenter confessed she feels “lucky” to be a part of the farming series as she discussed the “intense” moments on the programme.
Speaking about her future on the show, Helen explained: “There are times when you’re in the barn at 4am and your ankles are deep in cows*** and they’re like, ‘Do a 78th take because an alpaca turned the wrong way.’
“There are times where it’s like, ‘Wow this is intense.'”
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The Channel 5 presenter admitted despite the early mornings and busy schedule, she wouldn’t want to be doing any other show.
“But actually there’s no gig that I’d rather be doing. It’s just a laugh,” Helen commented.
“Rob and Dave had the exact same childhood as I’ve had. I’ve known Jules for years working on BBC projects. The team are all my friends socially anyway.”
She added: “I think we all feel a bit lucky that we’ve had no social life this year but we’ve actually gone to work and it’s been good fun.”
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The Countryfile host added that she would continue to be a part of This Week On The Farm as long as viewers want to see the show.
Helen said: “As long as viewers want it. It’s one of those gigs where if you work in my industry you feel very, very lucky to land on a gig where you genuinely would want to do it.
“The people are good, the team is great, it’s a laugh.”
This Week On The Farm is available on My5 and Countryfile airs Sunday on BBC One at 6pm.
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