Born on the 19th July 1983 and growing up in Kirkby Thore in Cumbria, which is only 1 hour from where I live, Helen Skelton is said to be one of Cumbria’s most iconic figures.
She attended Kirkby Thore Primary School and then Appleby Grammar School and graduated from Cumbria Institute of Arts in 1999 with a BA in Journalism. Whilst she was studying at the Cumbria Institute of Arts she also worked on the Coronation Street set as an extra. Helen told me ‘It was a great way to see how TV works.’ I believe that this may have been quite boring for Helen as she may have only been on screen for a couple of minutes but it was a great way for her to make her mark on TV. It may have been boring but whilst she wasn’t acting she was observing how TV works and what different roles entail, for example, what the producer has to do, what the director has to do etc. This would have been a great way for Helen to decide which role she wishes to work in. Whilst studying at college she also volunteered at CFM Radio to gain some experience.
Early in her life she focused on journalism and presenting, in 2005 she became a breakfast presenter on BBC Radio Cumbria which is one of Cumbria’ biggest radio stations. This was very exciting for Helen as this was her first major professional role. Helen used this role to make her mark on the Radio scene and has worked her way up since.
After this, Helen moved down to London to work on Newsround. Newsround is a BBC children's news programme, which has run continuously since 4 April 1972, and was one of the world's first television news magazines aimed specifically at children. It would have been very hard to travel from Kirkby Thore to London and would be really tiring but ...
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...he said that it is very hard to say no to Sport Relief as she has been out to Africa and has seen the funded projects that Sport Relief have made possible. I believe that Helen always takes parts in charity events as she needs to keep up her on screen presence so that her career stays strong.
Earlier this year, Helen joined 30 other celebrities to take part in a nerve-wracking abseil from the 29th floor of London’s BT Tower. They were raising funds for Sport Relief 2014 and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust. ‘It’s not until you get up there that you realise how high it is, so going over the edge was a bit nerve-wracking,’ said Helen. Helen’s descent lasted around 17 minutes. All celebrities were supported by the Royal Marines. Apart from wanting to help good causes, Helen, said she wants to use her celebrity status to help inspire others to test their own limits.
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