Countryfile Helen Skelton gives birth as she welcomes third child with cute snap

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Countryfile's Helen Skelton, 38, has given birth and welcomed her third baby with her husband, English professional rugby league player Richie Myler.

The Blue Peter star took to Instagram to make the announcement to her 260,000 followers.

She captioned the photo: "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. The man meant Doula. From the mouths of 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 but mainly because I am still failing to find appropriate words of thanks for our @[email protected]…. legends the blooming lot of them)"

It didn't take long until her fans and followers started commenting on the announcement.

Olympian Chris Hoy said: "Congratulations", whilst Olympic champ Amy Williams MBE penned: "Huge congratulations of your new family addition. Sending lots of healing love" followed by a love struck emoji.

Helen got married in 2013 and had her first child, Ernie, who's know 6, with Richie two years later, followed by Louis, 4.

On Instagram, the TV star regularly shares a glimpse of her personal life and posts cute snaps with her family – during Christmas, she posted a joyous day out with her sons.

During the week of Christmas, Helen posted an image sat in a red sleigh with her boys on her lap, captioned: "Grateful – whoever you're with. Wherever you are I hope you have a reason to smile. No one's Christmas is as perfect as we think …. grateful for what we have and have had."

Helen is presenter best known for Blue Peter and Countryfile.

She also hosted the BBC's swimming coverage, for the Olympics, World Championships and more, and was a contestant on SAS: Who Dares Wins in 2020.

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