Helen Skelton addresses surprising husband discovery in lockdown ‘It gets argumentative’

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Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton, 37, lives with her husband Richie Myer, who she married in 2013, and their two young sons Ernie and Louis. While lockdown may have been a test for some families who live together, Helen said she actually saw her spouse less often than usual, as they are currently renovating a house.

I’ve got a new found respect for him, I like him more than before!

Helen Skelton

The mother-of-two said she was surprised at how good her husband has got with undergoing DIY tasks, but admitted they can clash when it comes to decision making.

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk about life in lockdown, she said: “I’ve seen less of him, we’ve been renovating a house so he’s been doing that every day by himself.

“He’s got really good at DIY, he’s not been able to put a picture up for the last 10 years.

“Because obviously we haven’t been able to have workers in, he’s been doing it himself, so yeah I’ve got a new found respect for him, I like him more than before!”

She went on to say: “There’s been a lot to do but luckily he’s been quite hands on and quite alpha male about it so, I think, like all houses, there’s always a lot more to do than you think there’s going to be. I’ve enjoyed it.

“I’m not as quick at making decisions as he is, that’s when it gets a bit argumentative.”

Helen gave fans an insight into the pair’s current project back in June.

She shared a picture of the couple hard at work as they mucked into some tasks while wearing safety masks.

In view of her 195,000 followers, she wrote: “Got the keys third week of January… haven’t seen much of him since… a blessing or a curse in lockdown.(sic)

“It’s got to the point where I throw in a suggestion and Rich points out five problems have arisen since then and he’s found an alternative.

“Old homes that were never meant to be homes certainly throw a few curve balls.

“I am loving it all to be honest but then who wouldn’t my job is to look on Pinterest.”

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During lockdown, like many parents Helen has also been trying to keep her children entertained.

To inspire families, Helen has teamed up with Smart Energy GB and The Wild Network to create 42 sustainable activities, which won’t affect the electricity bill.

Some of the sustainable activities include; Becomng an energy waste detective, making a domino rally and learning some sign language.

Helen said of the campaign: “This campaign was an absolute brainer.

“We’ve used all of our creative energy; 42 things to do this summer.

“Everybody over the next few months is likely to be watching their pennies, we’re living in an uncertain world.

“Having a smart meter allows you to keep track of what they are spending, it gives you confidence.”

She added: “As a mother of two young boys who have been at home for most of the lockdown, I know how hard it is to keep them entertained and occupied over the summer months. As a family, we really try to have at least one hour a day of energy-free time, and whilst we are outside a lot and away from devices as much as possible, it can sometimes be tricky to think of new things to do.”

Go to https://www.smartenergygb.org/ to download the activities and get more information on how to manage your energy with a smart meter.

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