Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton welcomes third child and shares first photo

TV presenter Helen Skelton has welcomed her third child with her husband, rugby league player Richie Myler.

The ‘On The Farm’ and ‘Countryfile’ host took to Instagram to share a glimpse of her Richie carrying their newborn baby as the pair left hospital.

Helen gave birth earlier this week, but kept the news quiet as she basked in the precious moment with her loved ones.

Helen and Richie are already proud parents to two children – sons Ernie, six, and Louis, four.

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Alongside the photo of Richie, Helen wrote on Instagram:

“Can always count on dickie …. of all the things he’s said (there’s been a lot) “don’t worry I will be your lido…” while on route to hospital might be my fave.

The photo Helen shared of her husband carrying their third child out of hospital

“The man meant Doula. From the mouths of men. (pic from earlier this week – just haven’t posted partly because my mam likes the family what’s apps to be ahead of insta but mainly because I am still failing to find appropriate words of thanks for our @nhsengland@nhsmillion…. legends the blooming lot of them).”

Her fans rushed to the comments section to congratulate her.

One person wrote: “Congrats to your lovely family Helen.”

“Aw congratulations to you all. Enjoy every minute Helen xxx” a second commented.

In the weeks running up to her due date, Helen was hosting Channel 5’s Winter On The Farm.

She said she didn’t want to give birth on TV, but ‘it’s a risk she was willing to take.’

The programme runs from Monday to Thursday and the 38-year-old joked that she insisted on her favourite vet being on hand to deliver her baby in case of a telly emergency, reports the Mirror.

Helen and Richie are already proud parents to sons Ernie, six, and Louis, four

The former Blue Peter star said: “Both my sons were early so I certainly don’t want to be giving birth live on TV but it’s a risk I’m willing to take.

“If you are going to be going into labour on a farm at least you know you are in safe hands. The farmers have plenty of experience delivering babies.

“I know there’s a big difference between babies and lambs but it’s all the same principle. Although I did ask for Shona the vet to be in my rider!

“I want her there just in case of any emergency because she will know what to do.”

Helen – famous for mega treks and stunts like highwire walking – came off maternity leave to return to Cannon Hall Farm.