Helen Skelton is rumoured to be top of the Strictly Come Dancing scout list

Helen Skelton, 38, is reportedly in high demand to appear on Strictly Come Dancing as the shows bosses allegedly have her ‘top of the list’.

Reports claim that since appearing on the show’s Christmas Special in 2012, bosses are desperate to get her back on screens.

It comes amid recent drama circulating her split from rugby pro Richie Myler, who has embarked on a new relationship. 

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In demand! Helen Skelton, 38, is rumoured to be top of the Strictly Come Dancing scout list

According to The Sun,  a source said: ‘Helen has been on the Strictly wishlist since she did the Christmas special but the timing has never been quite right for her to sign up.’

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‘She relocated to France in 2015 for three years while Richie was playing there and has also taken time out for her three pregnancies.

Suggesting that it could be her husband Richie who was holding her back, the source further detailed: ‘There was also the suggestion that Richie wasn’t sure about her taking part.’ 

Back on? Reports claim that since appearing on the show’s Christmas Special in 2012, bosses are desperate to get her back on screens

Split:  It comes amid recent drama circulating her split from rugby pro Richie Myler, who has embarked on a new relationship.

Exes: Helen was said to have hired a private investigator after she became suspicious about her husband Richie’s (pictured in 2016) behaviour before their split 

‘But this year, the bosses feel the situation might be different,’ they concluded.

MailOnline have contacted Helen Skelton’s and the show’s representatives for comment. 

Since the split from Helena, the rugby pro has since embarked on a relationship with Stephanie Thirkill, daughter of Rhinos’ multi-millionaire president Andrew Thirkill.

Split: Helen announced she and Richie’s split via Instagram last month – admitting that he had ‘left the family home’

The sportsman recently unfollowed his estranged wife on instagram, which was the latest int he evolving drama. 

Former Blue Peter star Helen confirmed her split from Richie on Instagram last month, 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.’  

She added two broken heart emojis to the post shared last month with her 278K followers.

Better times: Helen married Richie in December 2013, and the pair have three young children together

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