The BBC Olympics presenter was criticised for her 'revealing' dress... But she's reacted in the best way
Helen Skelton is doing a fabulous job of presenting this year’s Olympics.
We’ve loved watching the former Blue Peter presenter introduce the swimming segments alongside Rebecca Adlington and Mark Foster – because don’t they make a fun little team?
But unfortunately, Helen’s been grabbing the headlines not for her easy, energetic hosting talents, but for her ‘revealing’ outfits. *Snore*.
With a little help from celebrity stylist Cobbie Yates, Helen’s been looking drop dead gorgeous in a colourful array of cute wrap dresses and chic co-ords, but she managed to cause a stir thanks to a particular black mini dress that she wore on Sunday night.
‘Helen Skelton should not spin in the chair… can tell she’s not wearing any knickers #RioOlympics2016 #helenskelton’, one viewer wrote.
Thankfully, for all the tweets about her ‘inappropriate’ dress, there were just as many furiously arguing that actually, she looked gorgeous, and she can wear whatever the heck she wants.
‘News: #HelenSkelton has legs or something! Get a grip of yourselves. She’s hardly starkers’, one viewer blasted.
Not to mention the fact that Mark Foster was also sporting a rather short pair of shorts at the same time, but where was the outrage about THAT?!! Hmm. Sexist, much?
‘People complaining about helen skelton’s short skirt presenting olympics, noone says anything about mark foster in short shorts’, another tweeted. Teehee.
Another summed up our thoughts exactly by tweeting: ‘Can’t believe the response by some people to this Helen Skelton short skirt stuff. It seems so weird. Archaic even.’
We were upset to see Helen then change into a longer dress that same day, after the social media criticism – because NO, don’t bow down, lady!
Thankfully, though, Helen has since rocked a cute crop top and midi skirt combo, as well as a hot red one-shouldered dress, so it doesn’t look like she’s letting up her sexy (yet extremely classy) image any time soon. YES, girl.