As this year’s Strictly Come Dancing series comes to an end and we wait patiently for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special the news that winter Hamza Yassin and finalist Helen Skelton are set to present BBC Countryfile has been announced.
The pair have both featured on the popular nature show, but never together. And, the pair are set to join forces and co-host the show.
The BBC is looking to grow the Countryfile viewership with the pair’s popularity from this year’s Strictly series. Wildlife cameraman has regularly featured on the popular wildlife show as has Helen Skelton, presenter of the popular Channel 5 show On The Farm.
The popular BBC show has been running for almost 35 years airing for the first time back in 1988 – so the pair will join a long line of presenting royalty. With an average viewership of six million per episode, it’ll be a grand old task for the two Strictly finalist.
The Mirror reported that BBC bosses intended to transform Helen into their ‘golden girl’ and said that a BBC insider and told The Sun on Sunday: “[BBC] bosses want to make her the channel’s new ‘golden girl’.
“She is being lined up for guest presenting slots on the BBC’s The One Show and Morning Live. Another option is her own show, a very outdoorsy action series.”
Hamza Yassin stole the show taking home the Stricly gold at the weekend scoring 39 out of 40 on the Salsa, scoring 34 on his showdance and a perfect 40 on the couple’s choice which gave them the lowest total judges score but then winning on the public vote.
Runner-up Skelton scored 39, 37 and a perfect 40 also, which was the highest judge’s score. The presenter was back in Yorkshire earlier this month to film Winter on the Farm up in Barnsley, South Yorkshire on Cannon Hall Farm. It will be interesting to see what the future heralds for the Northern lass who many Yorkshire folk hold a special place in their hearts for.