Helen Skelton is ‘grateful’ for her ‘hands on’ parents as she juggles life as a single parent

Helen Skelton praised her ‘amazing hands on’ parents as she continues to juggle life as a single parent after husband Richie Myler moved out of the family home 

The Countryfile presenter, 39, said ‘grandparents keep the economy running’ as she opened up about how ‘easy’ they have made her life. 

The mother-of-three, moved back in with her parents Richard and Janet last month as she navigates parenting, with work and Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals. 

‘Grandparents keep this economy running!’ Helen Skelton gushed over her ‘amazing hands on’ parents as she continues to juggle life as a single parent since ex Richie Myler moved out 

Helen is mum to sons Louis, seven, Ernie, five and daughter Elsie, eleven months, who she shares with her professional rugby player Richie. 

The Strictly star told Closer magazine how she ‘gets to do all the fun stuff’ with her children while her parents take on the practical side. 

She said: ‘My parents are amazing. It’s the easiest parenting time of my life because they’re on-hand all the time, doing loads for me. I’m pretty sure that grandparents keep this economy running!’

'It's the easiest parenting time of my life': The mum-of-three, 39, moved back in with her parents Richard and Janet last month as she juggles parenting, work and Strictly rehearsals

‘It’s the easiest parenting time of my life’: The mum-of-three, 39, moved back in with her parents Richard and Janet last month as she juggles parenting, work and Strictly rehearsals

''My parents are amazing': Helen is mum to sons Louis, seven, Ernie, five and daughter Elsie, eleven months, who she shares with her professional rugby player ex-husband Richie

”My parents are amazing’: Helen is mum to sons Louis, seven, Ernie, five and daughter Elsie, eleven months, who she shares with her professional rugby player ex-husband Richie

‘My mum gets the school uniform ready, making sure that the homework is out. Where as I get to do all the fun bits, like taking them to football and swimming and all of that. So it is a juggle but ultimately I feel like I’m really lucky. 

‘I’m really grateful that I’ve got my parents there doing all the hard work and I’m getting to do all the fun stuff.’ 

Helen took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a sweet snap of her son Ernie’s schoolwork, where he calls her his ‘favourite author.’

'It's a juggle but ultimately I'm really lucky': The Strictly star told Closer magazine how she 'gets to do all the fun stuff' with her children while her parents take on the practical side

‘It’s a juggle but ultimately I’m really lucky’: The Strictly star told Closer magazine how she ‘gets to do all the fun stuff’ with her children while her parents take on the practical side

The seven-year-old was asked to name his favourite author and book and along with writing her name, Ernie said Helen’s books Wild Girl and Amy Wild, were his favourite one she had written.

The first book is a guide to having fun outside and the second a fictional book written by Helen about an adventure-loving girl.

Asked to name three facts about Helen, Ernie sweetly wrote: ‘She is brave, she is my mum, she has been around the world.’

Clearly touched by her son’s tribute, Helen shared a snap of the work on her Instagram Stories along with the caption: ‘If you’re a parent who works. I see you. We’re doing OK. They’re proud of us. Them first. Always.’

Tough: It comes after Helen recently opened up about how the end of her eight-year marriage to Richie left her 'battle-hardened'

Tough: It comes after Helen recently opened up about how the end of her eight-year marriage to Richie left her ‘battle-hardened’

Helen split from husband Richie in April just weeks after the birth of their third child, and the rugby star is now expecting a baby with his new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill. 

Richie was first reported to be seeing Stephanie, 32, just days after his split from Helen. 

However, even after the split, the former couple is maintaining ‘cordial relations’ and Helen was reportedly told of the news before Stephanie announced it publicly on social media.

How adorable! Helen took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a sweet snap of her son Ernie's schoolwork, where he calls her his 'favourite author' (pictured with her sons Ernie and Louis)

How adorable! Helen took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a sweet snap of her son Ernie’s schoolwork, where he calls her his ‘favourite author’ (pictured with her sons Ernie and Louis)

Showed off his new relationship with Stephanie in May, just days after it was announced that his eight-year marriage to Helen was over.

Helen was said to feel ‘bewildered’ by the breakdown of her marriage, with a source close to the couple telling MailOnline: ‘Helen is absolutely devastated.’

They continued: ‘Now she is contemplating life without him while he has moved on with his new partner.’

Cute! The presenter shared a snap of Ernie's work along with a caption reminding working parents that their children are 'still proud of them'

Cute! The presenter shared a snap of Ernie’s work along with a caption reminding working parents that their children are ‘still proud of them’

Baby on the way! Richie ended his eight-year marriage to Countryfile host Helen back in April, just four months after she gave birth to their third chil

Baby on the way! Richie is now expecting a baby with his new girlfriend Stephanie, 32, who he was first reported to be seeing just days after his split from Helen was revealed

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