Helen Skelton returns to TV after split from Richie Myler

Helen returned to screens for the first time since their split (Image: David Greaves/News Images)

Helen Skelton was all smiles as she returned to the screen following her split from ex-husband Richie Myler.

The Countryfile presenter, 38, headlined Saturday’s Hull KR vs Catalan Dragons rugby match on Channel 4.

Helen, who fills in for host Adam Hills while he is in Australia, appeared in good spirits while sporting a black blazer and beige boots.

Fans were delighted with Helen’s return to the small screen, as it marked her first appearance since sharing the shocking news that she is no longer with rugby star Richie, and they immediately took to Twitter.

‘@HelenSkelton great to see you on @Channel4 Rugby League. It’s so windy, your hair is lovely and you are a beautiful lady with great integrity,” one tweeted.

Another added: “Great to see Helen Skelton still presenting Rugby League on Channel 4. I’m sure it can’t be easy for her due to recent events but she always does a great job because she’s a top notch professional.” .

Helen Skelton presenting the Channel 4 Super League program

Fans were delighted to see Helen back on screen (Image: David Greaves/News Images)

Richie Myler (L) and Helen Skelton arrive at the British Academy Children's Awards at the London Hilton in November.

Helen confirmed her split from husband Richie Myler last month (Picture: Getty)

Taking to Instagram last month, Helen confirmed her split from Richie after nine years of marriage, writing, “So sad to say that Richie and I are no longer a couple.” She has left the family home. We will do our best to be parents to our young children.

Richie has not publicly commented on the split, but is reported to have started a new relationship with the daughter of the chairman of his Leeds Rhinos rugby club.

Helen and Richie were married for eight years and share three children; Ernie, six, Louis, four, and a young daughter, Elsie Kate, who was born in December.

It was recently reported that Helen is one of the celebrities set to appear on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The star has appeared on Strictly before, during the 2012 holiday special where he performed All I Want For Christmas with pro Artem Chigvintsev.

“Helen has been on Strictly’s wish list ever since she did the Christmas special, but the time has never been right for her to sign up,” a source told The Sun.

“But this year, the bosses feel the situation could be different.”

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