Helen Skelton thanks fans for being ‘so kind’ as she explains why she cried

Helen Skelton has shared why she got a bit emotional after last week's Strictly despite making it through to the next round.

The telly presenter danced the Charleston to the Blue Peter theme tune on the BBC centenary special and wowed the judges, with head judge Shirly Ballas even called the performance “phenomenal”.

Helen, 39, who is paired with Spanish pro Gorka, scored an impressive 35 out of 40.

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Once it emerged that they had made it to the Halloween special week, Helen took to Instagram to share her joy.

But she also revealed she was been crying and was “very sad”.

However, Helen shared she was upset because “her girls” Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer had been eliminated.

Even though the pair delighted the crowd with their Victoria Wood-themed dance, they were voted off the hit BBC show.

Standing next to Gorka, she said: "I'm really happy that we're through and thank you so much for being kind to us.

"But, I'm crying because Jayde and Karen are our girls, they're our fam, so I'm very sad."

Turning to Gorka, she asked: "So we have to be really good now, right?"

He replied: "We just want to thank everybody for your love and support and we're just going to be doing our best and keep working very hard, have lots of fun and enjoy, so hopefully we will make you enjoy at home.”

Helen has previously gushed about how Gorka, 32, is the “brother she never had” and how he looks after her and brings her breakfast.

The Countryfile presenter has had a tricky few weeks after it emerged her ex-husband, who left her when their baby was just four months old, is expecting another child with his new girlfriend.

Rugby player Richie Myler is now in a relationship with Stephanie Thirkill, the daughter of the club owner that Richie, 32, plays for.

Despite Richie's youngest daughter with Helen being only about a year old, a source told the Sun that the timing of Stephanie's pregnancy is “perfect” and added: “Stephanie and Richie are obviously thrilled.

“They have moved very quickly but are extremely happy together.”

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