Helen Skelton spoke out after Gorka Marquez’s ‘loss of face’ Be sure to come dance Final.
Over the weekend, Skelton and her professional dance partner Marquez competed against Fleur East and Vito Coppola, Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu, Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal Strict Final.
Yassin and Przystal were crowned the winners of the 20th series.
Skelton, 39, opened up about her disappointment at losing the competition in Monday morning’s episode (December 19). Lorraine.
“I just wanted to make my kids proud. Every day when I go to work, they ask, ‘Are you going to win the Glitterball, Mommy?'” he said country file moderator.
Skelton said that while she and Marquez “didn’t quite win,” they “made memories that will last a lifetime.”
“I couldn’t articulate what I wanted to say, but ultimately the best way would have been to say thank you for all the support,” she said.
“If I could bottle all that support, the applause… it would get me through any dark day. It just shows what happens when you surround yourself with good people.”
When the results were announced on the live show, many viewers noted that Marquez was visibly disappointed and was struggling to hide his emotions.
Addressing her partner’s “loss of face,” Skelton said, “The thing is, what I love about Gorka and our friendship is that we’re so honest. It’s written all over our faces…
“If his face had said anything other than ‘I’m disappointed,’ that would have been a disservice. Thank god he wanted to win it.”
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During her time on the BBC reality programme, Skelton opened up about her divorce from husband Richie Myler.
The couple announced their divorce in April after being married for eight years and having three children, the youngest of whom was just four months old at the time.
Since the divorce was announced, Myler – a rugby player for Leeds Rhinos – is now expecting a baby with girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill, daughter of club president Andrew Thirkill.
Amid the breakup, Skelton has remained silent on the matter, but has divulged some details on how the competition is progressing Strict helps her with her divorce and explains that she joined to “put a big smile on her face”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/helen-skelton-gorka-face-strictly-b2247839.html Helen Skelton addresses Gorka’s “loss of face” after Strictly Final