Helen Skelton Explains How Her Dad Step In To Protect Sally Nugent
BBC Breakfast host Sally Nugent was once helped by Helen Skelton’s dad Richard during an awkward fan encounter at the Sports Personality Awards in 2013.
While a guest on the show yesterday, Helen briefly mentioned how her father “rescued” Sally, 52, which the latter seemed grateful for, but said was a “story for another day”.
On Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 Breakfast show today, the 40-year-old shared further details about the situation when quizzed by the host.
She revealed: “So years ago, it was 2013 and it was the Sports Personality Awards.
“Sally Nugent is obviously a stunning lady, she has an army of admirers.
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“Let’s just say one bloke was getting too familiar and he kept trying to have a picture and pick her up.
“And my lovely stoic dad stepped in and basically said, ‘I think that’s enough’ and I think ever since that moment, my dad has been an inadvertent security guard.”
The moment was initially brought up after Helen gushed about how supportive her parents had been, particularly during recent times.
Following her separation from long-term husband Richie Myler, she signed up for Strictly Come Dancing last year and made it to the final with Gorka Marquez.
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Speaking to Sally and Jon Kay, Helen said she needed something “all-consuming” at the time and that the BBC competition was the perfect distraction.
“I went into it at a time when I needed something to be really noisy and all-consuming and that’s what Strictly was,” she spilled.
The presenter went on to praise the Strictly team from the make-up department to the professional dancers.
She added: “What a wonderful opportunity to be dropped into something so all-consumingly brilliantly, distracting and fun.
“It was the best time with the best people.”
Earlier this year, Helen stepped down from her BBC Radio 5 Live show, telling fans “the juggle is real” with being a working mum.
Announcing her exit at the time, she added: “That’s it for me on Sundays for now. Thank you for your company over the last year, I’ve loved every minute of our time together on this show…
“Thank you to all of the team, thank you to all of you. Maybe we’ll meet again soon. It’s hard to know what to say without getting emotional.”
With her ex-husband, she shares three children ages eight, six, while he also has a baby daughter with a new partner.
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays from 6am on BBC One.
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