Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton, 36, told her 138,000 followers that her and her youngest son Louis were admitted to hospital a few months ago, but didn’t disclose the reasons why. The mother-of-two said she didn’t tell her fans about the news at the time as she didn’t want to draw attention to her family.

Helen shared a picture of herself alongside her son enjoying quality time together today.

Part of her lengthy caption read: “As I listen to a report on the pressure NHS staff experience on @bbcradio1… a few months back me and my littlest dude were admitted to hospital.

“It wasn’t a big deal and I don’t post about things like that because it prompts attention my family don’t deserve.

“But I am posting now because I want to say thank you to the NHS staff who have helped my family, old and young on countless occasions.”

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Back in 2017, Helen opened up about her unexpected early labour with her second born, which her spouse missed.

She said: “I was overdue with Ernie so wasn’t expecting to go early with my second.

“But suddenly I was in loads of pain and I couldn’t get up off the kitchen floor.”

“At the time, Helen was at their family home in France, while Richie was in England.


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