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Helen Skelton sparks romance rumours with Vito Coppola

Helen Skelton sparks romance rumours with Vito Coppola
Published 1 years ago on Mar 05, 2023

According to reports, Helen,39, and Vito have "grown close" on the recent Strictly Come Dancing.

The Mirror reports that claims that the mum of three and the hunky Italian pro "bonded" after spending a lot of time together on the tour bus.

A source told the publication: “Helen and Vito were good friends during Strictly, but really bonded on tour.

“There were two buses for the cast – the party bus and the quiet bus.

“They spent a lot of time chatting on the quiet bus and getting to know each other. They have a lot in common – a love of the outdoors, for example.

The insider added that Helen and Vito frequently snuck off on cosy coffee dates for two while on the road, and if the tour cast went out for a group dinner they "would sit together, deep in conversation.”

The report claims that Helen is keen to keep any burgeoning romance under wraps, however, after the breakdown of her marriage to rugby player Richie Myler.

 “If anyone pulled out a phone and started filming, Helen would move away from Vito. She didn’t want to be captured in the background," the source is quoted as revealing.

Helen was paired with Gorka Marquez in the recent series, while Vito danced with Fleur East.

Helen's eight-year marriage to Richie fell apart early in 2022, not long after she had given birth to their third child, Elsie.

Richie is now in a relationship with Stephanie Thirkill and they are expecting a baby together.

While Countryfile presenter Helen has kept a dignified silence about the split, a source told The Sun last year: “When Strickly began, Helen was at an all-time low, mentally and physically broken by what she went through with Richie.

“But she credits the show with turning things around for her.

“Her pro partner Gorka  has been very supportive, and his fiancee Gemma Atkinson has also become a close friend of hers.

After she made it to the final, we revealed that the BBC want to turn her into their new Golden Girl and have many shows in the pipeline for her.

A BBC insider last night said bosses want to make her the channel’s new “golden girl”.

She is being lined up for guest presenting slots on the BBC’s The One Show and Morning Live.

The source added: “Another option is her own show, a very outdoorsy action series.”

Away from TV, sales for her children’s clothing business Toy Breaker are said to have soared.

Intertalent chairman Jonathan Shalit said: “If managed well, she could see her earnings triple next year.”

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Helen Skelton's Ex-Husband: A Look at Richie Myler's Rugby League Career

Helen Skelton, a popular British television presenter, recently finalized her divorce from her ex-husband, rugby league player Richie Myler. While Skelton's career keeps her in the spotlight, Myler is a successful athlete in his own right. Let's delve into his rugby league career.

A Star on the Pitch: Myler's Rugby League Achievements

Richie Myler, a 33-year-old professional rugby league player, is a well-respected name in the sport. He currently plays as a scrum-half or stand-off for the Leeds Rhinos in the Super League, the top tier of professional rugby league in Europe.

Myler's impressive career highlights include:

  • Multiple Grand Final Appearances: Myler has reached the Super League Grand Final, the championship game, on several occasions, including with the Widnes Vikings in 2014 and the Warrington Wolves in 2016.
  • Challenge Cup Victories: He has lifted the Challenge Cup, a prestigious knockout competition in rugby league, with the Leeds Rhinos in 2020.
  • International Recognition: Myler has represented England at the international level, showcasing his talent on the world stage.

Beyond the Game: Myler's Life Off the Pitch

While rugby league is a significant part of Myler's life, his separation from Helen Skelton in 2022 brought him into the public eye for a different reason. The couple met in 2011 and married in 2013, sharing three children.

Looking Ahead

Richie Myler remains focused on his rugby league career. His talent and dedication to the sport ensure fans will continue to see him on the pitch for years to come.


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