Helen Skelton says mum life is back to normal with a bang after Strictly final

Strictly Come Dancing star Helen Skelton has shared that normal life has resumed in her home following Saturday night's Strictly final.

Helen 39, made it into the show's finale alongside Molly Rainford, Fleur East, and series champion Hamza Yassin, and while she may have danced her way into the nation's hearts, she has returned to normal life in the run up to Christmas.

Taking to her Instagram Story, the TV presenter shared a sweet snap of herself and daughter Elsie Katie, who turns one next week, sporting matching elf costumes.

Adding text to the pic, she wrote: "Did a food shop whilst eating a baguette. Kids made me make tea whilst dressed as an elf. Back to life with a bang."

The final saw Helen become teary as she reflected on her journey throughout the competition, and how it helped her find herself again.

"The end of the rehearsal has arrived," dancing pro Gorka Marquez could be seen telling Helen in a VT. "I am very proud of you because I think you've grown a lot and you're going to leave this show being a happier person."

With tears streaming down her face, Helen replied: "I can outwardly see how different I am and you have made me remember who I am and that is the biggest and kindest and best thing anyone can ever do for somebody.

"You put faith in me that I didn't have."

Following the final, Gorka took to social media to thank Helen for their time on the show together.

Captioning a collection of images of himself and Helen, Gorka wrote: "Oh… Where to start, It’s has been a incredible journey. I feel so grateful I got not only to dance with you @helenskelton but also to be by your side in your own personal journey and see your transformation from day one.

"Thank you for all the memories, laughs, coffees, toast, parent chats, car journeys.

"Like I said yesterday In the show you’re a special person who light up a room when walks in and I am so proud you got to smile and shine again.

"I’ve loved every single moment dancing with you and I am so proud of us until the last dance! You’re a Star."

Previously discussing her decision to compete in the dancing show, Helen told OK!: "I’ve always been the kind of person who likes to challenge themselves because I think it reminds you of what you’ve got in the locker.

"I don’t think putting yourself out of your comfort zone is a bad thing. If you’re the kind of person that’s always wanted to take a dance class and then you do it, that’s just as incredible. Challenges are all relative and are massively rewarding.


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