STRICTLY’S Helen Skelton and her pro-partner Gorka Marquez shared a hug as they ended a training session before last night’s live show.
Helen was seen holding up a parking ticket she’d been given, but didn’t look too worried about it, as she donned a smile and bid farewell to Gorka.
Gorka, who is engaged to actress Gemma Atkinson, is believed to have been partnered with Helen as he lives closest to her Yorkshire home.
Helen was left shattered when her rugby husband Richie ended their eight-year marriage in April, four months after their third child was born.
The 32-year-old moved on very quickly from his failed marriage with new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill, 32, the daughter of multi-millionaire Andrew Thirkill.
Last night, Helen and Gorka took the dance floor once again and body language expert Judi James claims there was a “body language battlefield” going on when Helen and her partner performed.
Speaking to the Mirror, Judi revealed: “This was a body language battlefield, not just for Helen and Gorka but an even bigger and more open spat broke out between the judges as they gave their comments.
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“It lost some of its dynamic confidence as it went on and the result was open warfare between the judges and some more masked but equally telling body language ‘banter’ between Helen and Gorka themselves.”
Helen and Gorka performed the Cha-cha-cha last night to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s hit Rain On Me.
They scored 27 out of a possible 40 points.
During the chat on the balcony with Claudia Winkleman after the dance, Gorka revealed he is trying to get his partner to embrace her sexy side.