Helen Skelton jokes she's the 'third wheel' alongside Rebecca Adlington and Mark Foster at Olympics

Rebecca Adlington and Mark Foster have been getting on swimmingly during their time in Rio, and it hasn't gone unnoticed by Helen Skelton. The trio are presenting the BBC coverage of the swimming events throughout the Olympics, but the rapport between the former Olympians has been diverting the attention of many viewers away from the pool.

Many fans have taken to Twitter to comment on the "flirty" relationship between Mark and Rebecca, while some noticed that the 27-year-old appeared to touch her co-host's leg under the table while they were live on air over the weekend.


Helen Skelton joked she was the "third wheel" alongside Mark and Rebecca

Now former Blue Peter presenter Helen has joked about the bond her co-hosts share, tweeting that she felt like a "third wheel" alongside Mark and Rebecca at the aquatic centre.


Sharing a photo of herself standing to the side while her co-presenters grinned with their arms around each other for the camera on Twitter, Helen simply wrote: "#thirdwheel."

"You doing a bit of match-making Helen?" one fan asked, while another tweeted: "Definitely!"

The former Olympians appear to have struck up a close bond

Neither Rebecca or Mark have addressed the speculation, but have continued to share a number of photos together on social media both during their hosting duties and as they enjoy their downtime in Rio.

Posting photos of herself, Mark, and the rest of the team on Twitter, Rebecca wrote: "Good to be in Rio with these lovely people!"

Mark and Rebecca have shared a number of photos together on social media

The mother-of-one also shared snaps from a day at Copacabana beach, where she and Mark were joined by former Olympian Sharron Davies.

Rebecca has been single since announcing her split from husband Harry Needs in March. The 27-year-old said she remains "best friends" with her ex, with whom she shares a one-year-old daughter Summer.

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