Helen Skelton: Strictly Come Dancing would be poorer without Ashley

TV personality Helen Skelton has been announced as the host of Disney Junior’s first ever podcast, which is designed to hel
TV personality Helen Skelton has been announced as the host of Disney Junior’s first ever podcast, which is designed to help support busy parents with a series of tips, tricks and parenting hacks. The first episode is themed around bedtime following studies showing that it is the most stressful part of the day for more than half of parents, with the average parent spending the equivalent of 52 nights sleep a year trying to get their kids to bed or to stay in bed. It is available on iTunes now. For more information contact Emily Howell on 07835 298 425. Images free for editorial usage. Copyright: © Disney Junior

Helen Skelton has thrown her support around Ashley Roberts – saying Strictly Come Dancing will be poorer if she goes.

Ex-Blue Peter host Skelton, 35, previously took part in a Strictly Christmas special.

“I think Ashley lights up the screen and it will be a poorer show when she’s not in it,” Skelton, who is hosting a new Parenting Hacks podcast, said.

“I’ve met Ashley and I think she’s brilliant. She’s amazing,” she told the Press Association.

Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev
Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev (Guy Levy/BBC)

She said of the ex-Pussycat Doll’s position in the dance-off: “I don’t think it’s often as sinister as people think. Someone has got to go.”

Roberts and her dance partner Pasha Kovalev have faced the dance-off for two consecutive weeks on the BBC One show.

Skelton, a mother-of-two, has no plans to take part in any reality shows for now, saying “it’s not on the horizon at the moment.”

The presenter, known for her daredevil challenges on Blue Peter, adds: “I think I’d enjoy myself too much in the jungle.”

She is the host of Disney Junior UK’s new Parenting Hacks podcast, which explores tips, tricks and ways to support busy parents.

The star, who has two boys, aged one and three, with rugby player Richie Myler, said of juggling work and home life: “I don’t think there is a right answer. I’m lucky because I’m self-employed. I can dip in and out.

“My kids want their dad all day and want me all night.”

Disney Junior UK’s Parenting Hacks Podcast is available now on iTunes and Spotify.

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