STRICTLY Come Dancing fans think the judges were told to give Helen Skelton high scores this week.
Viewers have felt the former Blue Peter host has been harshly judged in the past and her pro partner Gorka Marques has spoken out about her lack of confidence.
Helen Skelton got high scores tonightCredit: BBC
Viewers hoped it’s given her a boostCredit: BBC
But tonight, Helen, 39, went back to her days on the kids’ as she danced the Charleston to Mike Oldfield’s theme tune.
They secured a score of 35, with judge Anton Du Beke describing it as Skelton’s “best dance yet”, and Craig Revel Horwood agreeing that it was “confident” and “energising”.
Those watching at home were surprised with the high scores, with one person writing: “The judges were clearly told or trying to boost Helen’s confidence after last week with those comments, it was good but not sure it was worth a 9?! #StrictlyComeDancing #strictly.”
A second added: “Finally they’ve not under marked her! Hope this gives Helen the much deserved self esteem boost she needs. Bravo #StrictlyComeDancing #strictly #StrictlyComeDancing2022 #strictly2022.”
While a third wrote: “In other words they got it wrong last week (judges). well done Helen perfect 10 #StrictlyComeDancing.”
Last week Gorka said of Helen: ” Can I just say something? I know you’ve been having a difficult time, and I know you’ve been made to feel like you’re not beautiful or good enough or anything.
“But if you don’t believe in yourself…I believe in you. Everybody here believes in you, your family believes in you.”
During her time on the show the Countryfile presenter has learnt her estranged husband Richie Mayler is expecting a baby with his new girlfriend.
The couple confirmed their split back in April, just months after Helen gave birth to their third child.