Presenter Helen Skelton has stepped away from her popular BBC Radio 5 Live Sunday morning show “for now” to devote more attention to her children. Her fellow 5 Live presenter Steve Crossman confessed he was moved by her departure, to which she responded, “I know, I don’t want to but an eight-year-old will be happy about it.”
When further asked how she was feeling about leaving the show, Skelton said that although it wasn’t easy to make the move, she knew her eight-year-old needed her. With a lingering sadness in her voice, she thanked the team, her listeners, and admitted that it was hard to part without getting emotional.
As Skelton bows out from her Sunday morning show on BBC Radio 5 Live for now, listeners everywhere express their appreciation for the unique energy she brought to each broadcast. To quote her final words: “Maybe we’ll meet again soon.”
Helen Skelton has been praised by her former colleague Phil Crossman as she prepares to leave her position. Crossman said it had been “so wonderful” to work with Skelton and that she will be “massively missed.”
Skelton and her ex-husband, Richie Myler, co-parent their three children—Ernie, 8, Louis, 6, and Elsie Kate, born in 2021. Last year, they announced they were no longer a couple, with Myler leaving the family home.
Skelton competed on 2020’s Strictly Come Dancing and reached the final with professional partner Gorka Márquez. She revealed that participating on the show helped her find her confidence again.
Now it looks like the presenter is about to embark on a new journey as she leaves her job—and we wish her all the best!
Kate Silverton has seen it all. From the Rio Olympic Games to Countryfile, the esteemed broadcaster is no stranger to the highs and lows of the industry. She’s also a vocal advocate for gender equality in the UK’s television and radio sector, campaigning for an end to the gender pay gap in her medium.
Recently, Silverton took to discussion forums to speak out about her disappointment with “inherently unfair” male-female salary scales. She urged that the narrative around gender pay gaps be presented in an informed yet engaging way that wouldn’t turn off mainstream audiences.
Silverton declared that “We have to be very careful that this doesn’t become a whingeing old boring argument… We need to – and I know this sounds awful – keep the argument sexy. We have to keep it in the public eye.”
The renowned broadcaster may have made a career out of presenting hard truths, but she sure knows how to make it interesting!