Inside Helen Skelton's 40th birthday celebrations as she jokes she's 'milked it'

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Helen Skelton has really made the most of her 40th birthday celebrations.

The former Blue Peter presenter marked the milestone in the best way as she was surrounded by her loved ones and truly ‘milked’ the occasion.

She shared a video of herself, her three children and her family celebrating at a stunning lake.

Strictly Come Dancing star Helen, who split from ex husband Richie Myler last year shortly after giving birth to daughter Elsie, revealed she is ‘grateful’ in a heartfelt caption.

She wrote: ‘Milked it. Celebrated. Grateful for another spin around the sun. Marked the actual big bday doing things that make me smile with people that make me smile.

‘If anyone asks you “how do you feel about turning forty 😢?” Suggest they watch the 90’’s Meryl Streep/Goldie Hawn film “Death Becomes Her.”

‘😉😉🤣🤣🛶⛰️🏊‍♀️ #birthdays #milestone #family #lakedays #friends #forty #growingup (sic)’

In the 1992 dark comedy, Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn are fighting for the affections of the same man played by Bruce Willis.

They end up drinking a magic potion promising eternal youth, but things don’t quite go to plan.

Meanwhile, fans flooded her Instagram post with well wishes for her special day, as one person commented: ‘Happy belated 40th. You looks amazing and had the best bday with the people you love x’

‘Happy 40th Birthday Helen 🥳🎂😍❤️!! Looks like you’re having a great time too,’ wrote a second follower, while a third added: ‘You grow stronger every month!! Surrounded by the people that matter the most.’

‘Looks like the 40th birthday of dreams , with an amazing family and friends. Happiest of birthdays,’ another person said, while someone else replied: ‘Enjoy the fabulous forties Helen,you look amazing. Enjoy your special day.’

A sixth fan added: ‘Firstly you don’t look anywhere near forty so that’s a brucy bonus. Secondly your a fantastic Cumbrian lass loving life, so happy birthday hun, hope you had a fabulous day. (sic)’

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