Strictly Come Dancing: Helen Skelton reveals shedding tears backstage

Helen and Hamza opened up about making it to the quarter finals (Image: BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing star Helen Skelton has revealed she’s shed tears backstage over her co-stars after they’re voted out of the competitors.


The previous Blue Peter presenter, 39, has received the hearts of the nation over latest weeks whereas additionally scoring excessive from the judges with professional associate Gorka Marquez.

Having made it to Friday’s quarter-finals, through which the pair are showcasing their couple’s alternative routine, Helen earlier teased her ‘excessive’ strikes as she prepares to wow judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood and Anton Du Beke as soon as once more.

Showing backstage earlier than the reside present with co-star Hamza Yassin on Friday’s It Takes Two, Helen opened up on how arduous it’s seeing her fellow Strictly contestants depart every week.

‘I cry each single time somebody leaves,’ she admitted.

‘I didn’t suppose individuals would turn into good buddies, you understand when individuals, say “Oh I simply love everybody in it,” I believe, “No, you’ve recognized them 5 minutes.”

‘You will have this bizarre, distinctive, shared, fabulous expertise.’

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Helen and Hamza mentioned making it to the quarter finals (Image: BBC)

She jokingly added to Richie Myler: ‘What number of instances did I telephone you whenever you’d left?’

Helen and Spanish associate Gorka might be dancing in a theatre/jazz fashion to Mein Herr from Cabaret tonight and so they’re pulling out all of the stops for the glitzy quantity, with props and even backing dancers.

Chatting to The Telegraph forward of the quarter finals, she provided an perception into what it’s been like within the coaching room.

‘I’ll be going full-on Sally Bowles with a hat, a chair and a few backing dancers,’ she started.

‘That is whole escapism for me and I’m being put into positions I by no means thought attainable. There’s undoubtedly been moments this week once I’ve questioned what’s taking place.

‘In coaching, you check out some excessive stuff after which pare it again to what you understand you are able to do for the reside present.’

She added: ‘Early this week, I had my stilettoed leg on a person’s shoulder and my different leg in somebody’s bum cheek. One of many dancers stated to me, “Simply strive to not get your heel caught in his corset,” which is a sentence I by no means thought I’d hear.’

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 continues tonight at 8pm on BBC One.

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