Helen Skelton claims house renovation caused her to miss 'signs' that led to her divorce

Helen Skelton with her husband, Richie Myler, in a black dress
Helen claims the renovation resulted in her not seeing her husband much and led to their "shock" divorce in April 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Former Strictly contestant Helen Skelton has opened up on how her home renovation contributed to her divorce from her ex-husband, Richie Myler.

Skelton, 40, who has two sons and a daughter bought the family home in Leeds in 2020 and took on the project of repairing the dilapidated property during lockdown, but claims now that this led to her becoming estranged from her Rugby League partner, Richie Myler, 33.

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.