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Helen Skelton – who famously wore THAT leg-flashing outfit – axed from Commonwealth Games | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

The BBC presenter whipped up a storm over the revealing ensembles she wore as as she reported on the swimming at the Olympics back in 2016. 

Helen Skelton is a regular presenter for the broadcaster but she’s been dropped ahead of the Commonwealth Games, which are set to take place in Australia next month.

The 34-year-old regularly appeares alongside sport commentators Rebecca Adlington and Mark Foster – and they are featured in the BBC’s line-up for the coverage. But Helen as been omitted.

A spokesperson for BBC Sport said: “We are sending a considerably smaller operation to Australia than we have to previous games and as such there won’t be presentation from a number of sports including swimming. Helen remains a key presenter for BBC Sport.”

Sources close to the mother-of-two have told Mail Online she was “sad” about the decision.

In one wardrobe malfunction ncident from the 2016 Olympics, Helen was slammed by viewers for reporting in a tiny black black playsuit.

“It’s the Helen Skelton leg show on BBC1!” one viewer wrote of her leg-baring look, while another chimed: “@helenskelton put that pen down ffs and wear some knickers”.

“@BBCNews Did Helen Skelton forget to put a skirt on?” mocked a viewer.

Another slammed: “I hope Helen Skelton has knickers on! Someone tell her to shut her legs! Just as well there’s a table in the way!”

The Olympic presenter, 33, is best known for presenting iconic children’s television show Blue Peter between 2008 and 2013.

More recently, Helen has become a familiar face on the popular countryside television show Countryfile.

She also bared all at the 2012 London Olympics when a gust of wind revealed her red undies to thousands at the parade.

Helen exclaimed “Oh my word” as she suddenly realised her hem had soared and struggled to regain control of her outfit.

Fellow presenter Ben Shepherd, 37, quipped: “That’s one way to welcome them.”

Express.co.uk has contacted the BBC and Helen Skelton about this story.


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