COUNTRYFILE moderator Helen Skelton recruited a private agent after becoming dubious about her significant other Richie Myler’s behaviour.
LAST MONTH, the TV star, 38, uncovered via virtual entertainment that the Leeds Rhinos rugby pro, 31, had left her following nine years together.
Last week it arose he had proactively started another relationship with a renewed person — 32-year old Stephanie Thirkill — only weeks after the marriage finished.
However, Helen had thought of betrayal and utilized a private eye to assist with revealing reality.
She has since reached Stephanie’s alienated spouse Richard Sugden, who lives in Harrogate, North Yorks, to share any helpful info on the course of events of the relationship.
We can likewise uncover Richie met Stephanie at a rugby supper the last pre-winter — when Helen was a half year pregnant and left the occasion early.
Before the evening, Stephanie — the girl of Rhinos president Andrew Thirkill, worth £175million — had requested a photo with the couple, and they obliged.
The new couple demand they just began their relationship after Richie had parted from Helen — with whom he has three kids matured six, five and four months.
A buddy near Helen said: “She felt something was awry in her relationship with Richie.
“Recruiting a private agent was the last thing she needed to do, yet she was left with no decision as the need might have arisen to know reality.
“She has since contacted Stephanie’s ex to help each other impart over the circumstance.
“Feelings are running high and the main thing to Helen is caring for her three youngsters and ensuring they’re OK during the troublesome split.”
In the meantime, Helen is centred around getting back to introducing Channel 4’s impending rugby association inclusion, regardless of the chance of working closely with Richie.
Previous Blue Peter moderator Helen and Richie were together from 2011 and hitched in December 2013.
In 2015, they moved to France when Richie played for the Catalan Dragons.
Helen conceded feeling disconnected as she didn’t communicate in French, adding: “The dejection was pounding.” But she added: “Relationships are not all plain cruising; however we approach it like cooperation.”