Helen Skelton gives birth! The TV Star confirms her pregnancy with Richie Myler (rugby ace) and thanks the “legendary” NHS staff

  • On New Year’s Eve the ex-Blue Peter Presenter (38) revealed that the new addition to their family was welcomed earlier this week. 
  • Helen posted a photo Richie (31-year old England player for the rugby league) leaving hospital after giving birth to her baby. Helen also credited the NHS with their support
  • Richie and Helen share six year-old Ernie and four-year old Louis. 
  • In September she shared how her husband wanted her to not have her child so early, like with her other children. 

Helen Skelton, husband Richie Myler and mother to her third child has been welcomed. 

The former Blue Peter host, 38, took to Instagram to announce the new addition to the family. However, they initially resisted the temptation to make the announcement public. 

Sharing a photo of England national rugby league team player Richie, 31, leaving hospital with the newborn, Helen credited staff of the National Health Service for their incredible support and ‘legendary’ care. 


Happy news: Helen Skelton has confirmed the birth of her third child with rugby player husband Richie Myler

It’s a happy news story: Helen Skelton, husband of rugby player Richie Myler has announced the birth her third child.

Helen made a sweet announcement that Richie was confused about term doula, which is a type of support for pregnant women. 

She wrote: ‘Can always count on dickie …. of all the things he’s said (there’s been a lot) “don’t worry I will be your lido…” while on route to hospital might be my fave. Doula was the man’s intention.

“From the mouths men. (pic from earlier this week – just haven’t posted partly because my mam likes the family what’s apps to be ahead of insta…

“Mainly, I’m still struggling to find the right words of appreciation for @nhsengland …. legends (the blooming lot) 

Stunner: The news comes after Helen showcased her growing bump in black lingerie on Instagram on Thursday

Stunner: This news follows Helen’s Instagram post on Thursday, in which she showed off her growing bump with black lingerie

Helen posted a photo on Instagram Thursday showing her growing bump wearing black lingerie. 

Her account reads: “Two reasons …. that my @j.r.m.photography inspires me, and because the children think it’s a funny state of affairs. #grateful #momentintime #nothinglastsforever #pregnant #9months.’

Friends and family flocked to the comments of her with joy for their mother-to be.

Honest: Taking to her account, Helen wrote: 'Two reasons .... my @j.r.m.photography influences me and because the kids think this is a hilarious state of affairs. #grateful #momentintime #nothinglastsforever #pregnant #9months'

Honesty: Helen said that she was inspired by @j.r.m.photography for two reasons …. and because her children think it is hilarious. #grateful #momentintime #nothinglastsforever #pregnant #9months’

In awe: Fans and friends flocked to her comment section excited for the mum to be

Awe! Friends and fans flocked to the comment section, excited to see what she did.

Someone wrote, “Epic shot!” Another wrote, “Looking amazing!” and another said: “You are beautiful!”

Another penned: ‘A woman’s body at its best, wishing all the best for a safe birth’ while another follower praised the star for posting the snap: ‘Beautiful picture thank you for sharing.’  

Richie and Helen share sons Ernie (age six) and Louis (age four).  

In September of this year, she revealed that her due date was New Years Eve.

Candid: Back in September Helen revealed her due date is New Years Eve as she discussed her third pregnancy on Lorraine

Candid: Back in September Helen revealed her due date is New Years Eve as she discussed her third pregnancy on Lorraine

Countryfile stars explained to Countryfile that their husband wanted them not to give birth too early, as she had with her other children. This would mean that he wouldn’t be able Christmas present.  

Lorraine asked Lorraine when she was due. She replied, “New Years Eve.” They were both early, and my husband insists that Christmas can’t be missed because he was absent from the previous one. 

“I told you that it’s okay if you make the dinner, then I’ll be sitting there with my feet up!” 

Helen has previously revealed she gave birth to her second child on the kitchen floor in France while her husband was away for work.   

Busy! Helen already shares sons Ernie, six, and Louis, four, with her husband Richie

Busy! Helen shares her sons Ernie (six-year-old) and Louis (four year old), with Richie. 

When asked if she’d spoken with her son Louis, she replied: “I know god bless his soul.” He’s either proud or embarrassed, I don’t know. 

“He said that I was born in the kitchen. He says yes. This was not what I had in mind. Nobody wants to have a French fireman by their side while giving birth, which was what I wanted. 

 ‘They’d never done that before and were so excited I just said get back around my head please.’

Oh dear! The Countryfile star told how her husband Richie was hoping she didn't give birth early like she did with her two previous children as he would miss Christmas

Oh dear! Richie told Countryfile that he hoped her child wouldn’t be born too early, as she had with her other children.