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Find out what Helen Skelton's husband has to say about the presenter's Rio outfits

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Helen Skelton's biggest fans – her husband Richie Myler and their son Ernie – have been cheering on the TV presenter amid the constant media attention she's been receiving for her outfits. Helen is leading the BBC's coverage of the swimming events throughout the Olympics, but the former Blue Peter star has been making a splash with her wardrobe choices.

Her husband Richie, 26, poked fun at the furore, taking to Instagram to share a photo of their one-year-old son walking around in a pair of pale blue shorts.

"I wonder if Ernie will make the front page with this outfit on!" remarked Richie, before adding: "You're doing great keep up the good work! We are both very proud! #yummymummy."


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"I wonder if Ernie will make the front page with this outfit on!" wrote Helen's husband Richie

Richie and their little boy are supporting Helen from their home in the south of France, where the rugby player is signed with the Catalan Dragons club. The couple made the decision for Richie and Ernie not to travel to Rio amid fears over the Zika virus.

Helen, 33, has not addressed the comments that some viewers have aired about her clothing, of the pretty blonde wearing above-the-knee shorts and skirts and plunging necklines.

Instead she has been sharing photos of her outfits on Instagram, with her fans praising her for her summery looks. "Great look and good work at the pool, well done Helen," wrote one follower.

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"She is simply a young woman in a hot place in a skirt," said Helen's dad

Meanwhile, Helen's dad Richard spoke to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on This Morning via telephone, for a segment entitled Too racy in Rio?

"I'm surprised to be on the show at all," said Richard. "This is a non-story. I'm surprised it's made the front pages of the news.

"I thought we'd moved on from this, obviously we haven't, she's just out there doing a great job."

"She's worked very hard," he added. "She's obviously more bothered about the Olympians. She loves live TV. And she is simply a young woman in a hot place in a skirt."

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