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Strictlys Hamza Yassin and Helen Skelton set to co-present Countryfile

Strictly finalists Hamza Yassin and Helen Skelton ‘are set to co-present Countryfile after impressing BBC bosses’ on dance show

Strictly Come Dancing stars Hamza Yassin and Helen Skelton are set to co-present Countryfile after impressing BBC bosses, according to insiders.

The pair have both appeared over the years on the hit show which brings in six million viewers, making it one of the BBC’s biggest programmes. 

However, this won’t be the only deal the dancing stars will land after Hamza, 32, won Strictly on Saturday and Helen, 39, finished as runner-up.  


‘It’s a huge opportunity’: Strictly Come Dancing stars Hamza Yassin and Helen Skelton are set to co-presenter Countryfile after impressing BBC bosses

A TV insider told The Sun: ‘It’s a huge opportunity for Hamza and Helen as Countryfile’s ratings eclipse most soap operas. But it’s unlikely to be the only project they both get.

‘Hamza is set to front his own nature show, while Helen is expected to get her own vehicle based around her adventurous and bubbly personality.’

Former Blue Peter star Helen and CBeebies presenter Hamza went head to head against fellow competitors Molly Rainford and Fleur East in the Strictly grand final on Saturday night. 

Incredible: The pair have appeared over the years on the hit show which brings in six million viewers, being one of the BBC’s biggest programmes

The wildlife cameraman and his dance partner Jowita Przystal were crowned this year’s winners and lifted the Glitterball trophy.

Hamza and Jowita’s victory comes despite the pair landing at the bottom of the leaderboard, no thanks to their Showdance which was earlier branded ‘underwhelming’ by Craig Revel Horwood.

Speaking after his win, an emotional Hamza said: ‘Words can’t describe how I feel. I want to thank one person in particular – Jowita, you are an angel disguised as a human being. That’s what you are, you’re amazing.

‘Thank you to everyone out there for voting for us. This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.’ 

Amazing: However, this won’t be the only deal the dancing stars will land after Hamza, 32, won Strictly on Saturday and Helen, 39, became runner-up

He went on to share the inspiring words a choreographer once said to him, with Hamza stating: ‘One, surround yourself with people whose eyes light up when they see you come in.

‘Two, the top of one mountain is the bottom of another so keep climbing. And three, slowly is the fastest way to get to where you want to be.’

While Jowita shared: ‘Anything is possible and he is just the proof that anything is possible. He came here on the show with no dancing experience, with pigeon toes! And he made it. He worked hard and he made it, and I’m so proud of you.’

She added: ‘I would love to thank everybody, you are amazing.’

Congrats! It comes after the wildlife cameraman and his dance partner Jowita Przystal were crowned this year’s winners of Strictly and lifted the Glitterball trophy

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