Helen Skelton addresses split from husband Richie Myler and admits her life is ‘chaos’

Helen Skelton has admitted her life is currently ‘chaos’ as she addressed her split from husband Richie Myler.

The Countryfile presenter, 38, appeared on Monday’s episode of Lorraine where she revealed her mother Janet is currently helping her out with her and Richie’s three children Ernie, seven, and Louis, five and baby Elsie, six months.

Lorraine began the interview by saying: ‘Helen, it’s so good to see you. You’ve had a bit of a rough time, I know. But the best way to get over stuff is to just get out there again – out there working.’

Candid: Helen Skelton has admitted her life is currently 'chaos' as she addressed her split from husband Richie Myler

Candid: Helen Skelton has admitted her life is currently ‘chaos’ as she addressed her split from husband Richie Myler

Helen responded: ‘I think anybody in my position would say the same,’ as her dogs began to bark in the background. ‘I’ve got three small children and a very loud dog as you can hear.’

Turning to her dog, Helen said: ‘Stop it! They time it perfectly, don’t they?!’

Lorraine replied: ‘It’s fine. Kids and dogs and all that, your life is like that, it really is. And you’re used to the chaos! So you’re my kind of woman, you put on a brave face and you’re back out doing the series-‘

Helen then abruptly vanished from the screen to deal with her dog.

Separated: Helen split from husband Richie, 31, in April after eight years of marriage (pictured in February)

Separated: Helen split from husband Richie, 31, in April after eight years of marriage (pictured in February)

When she returned, she said: ‘It’s uncharacteristically calm around here this morning because I’m working this week.

‘My mum has come to stay for the week, because she doesn’t live near, so she’s got the kids off to school.

‘Monday morning when you’ve got to get the kids to school is just… It’s the same drill every day but somehow it’s always chaos! “Get the socks on, get their shoes on, where’s their school bags?!”

‘So mum’s in control but she forgot to put her granny magic onto the dogs, sorry!’

Interview: The Countryfile presenter, 38, appeared on Monday's episode of Lorraine where she revealed her mother is currently helping her out with her and Richie's three children Ernie, seven, and Louis, five and baby Elsie, six months

Interview: The Countryfile presenter, 38, appeared on Monday’s episode of Lorraine where she revealed her mother is currently helping her out with her and Richie’s three children Ernie, seven, and Louis, five and baby Elsie, six months

Awkward: Helen's interview was interrupted by her barking dog

Awkward: Helen’s interview was interrupted by her barking dog

Helene split from husband Richie, 31, in April after eight years of marriage.

The break up came just four months after the arrival of the couple’s third child Elsie.

It was recently revealed Richie has begun a new relationship with the daughter of the multi-millionaire President of the Leeds Rhinos club he plays for.

Helen is said to feel ‘bewildered’ by the breakdown of her marriage to Richie whose new partner is Stephanie Thirkill, 32.

A source close to the couple told MailOnline: ‘Helen is absolutely devastated. Now she is contemplating life without him while he has moved on with his new partner.’

Emotional: Helen and Richie's break up came just four months after the arrival of the couple's third child Elsie (pictured in May)

Emotional: Helen and Richie’s break up came just four months after the arrival of the couple’s third child Elsie (pictured in May)

‘Richie is insisting there was no crossover, that he began the romance with Stephanie after their marriage collapsed, but Helen feels let down. They are still married, and their baby is literally four months old.

‘She thought their marriage was safe and secure and is totally shocked by what’s happened.’

Stephanie is the daughter of Andrew Thirkill, who is one of the richest businessmen in Leeds and is worth an estimated £175 million.

Former Blue Peter star Helen confirmed their breakup on Instagram, writing: ‘Very sad to say that Richie and I are no longer a couple.

‘He has left the family home. We will be doing our best to co-parent our small children.’

Sad: Helen announced she and Richie's split via Instagram - admitting that he has 'left the family home'

Sad: Helen announced she and Richie’s split via Instagram – admitting that he has ‘left the family home’

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