Helen Skelton, pregnant news anchor groped on live TV by man

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Helen Skelton, Pregnant news anchor groped on live TV by man
Helen Skelton, Pregnant news anchor groped on live TV by man
Helen Skelton, Pregnant news anchor groped on live TV by man
Helen Skelton, Pregnant news anchor groped on live TV by man

Helen Skelton reveals she was groped live on-air while pregnant.

The BBC presenter, shockingly, revealed she was pregnant at the time.

Skelton said she was touched inappropriately on her backside by an interviewee.

Speculation is rife that the incident she was referring to happened while interviewing Scottish darts player, Ross Montgomery, live on BT Sport, at the BDO World Darts Championship in Hampshire.

A video posted online at the time appears to show Ms Skelton looking irked, after Mr Montgomery touches her behind.

The darts player – nicknamed ‘The Boss’ – today told MailOnline: “She wasn’t groped. It was nothing more than a friendly slap on the bottom.”

The host – who has spearheaded the Beeb’s coverage of the Commonwealth Games amid other shows -felt she couldn’t speak up.

She was concerned she might be seen as ‘difficult’.

She told The Telegraph: “Basically this guy grabbed me on the a**e when I was presenting live telly.

“I felt really awkward about it.

“I was pregnant at the time as well.

“I didn’t really know what to do.

“It’s intimidating and you don’t want to be the person who is being difficult and awkward.

“That’s just the culture that television breeds.

“No one wants to be difficult.

“You want to bring solutions, not problems.

“We are all “happy, happy…”.”





She also revealed how co-presenter Colin Murray furiously intervened at the time.

Skelton also said she felt like she had “been in a car crash” after training for her Celebrity Boxing Sport Relief challenge.

The 34-year-old will go head-to-head with Love Island’s Camilla Thurlow and admitted she is just hoping she does not end up with a broken jaw.

She said of getting ready for the ring: “I thought I was relatively fit, but I was wrong. Boxing is really hard.

“I felt like I’d been in a car crash for three days – I could hardly move.

“The hardest part is thinking someone is going to punch you in the face or the stomach. The training I’ve been doing is just hitting someone with pads on, so they’re not hitting you back.

“And then the other day my husband just shadow boxed me and I was like, ‘What are you doing?’ And he said, ‘Well that’s what’s going to happen’.

“I’ve never been in a fight in my entire life. I’m definitely not a fighter – I’m a lover.”

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