Helen Skelton stuns in a ribbed green maxi dress as she takes to the stage at CarFest North


Helen Skelton stuns in a ribbed green maxi dress while she takes to the stage at CarFest North in Cheshire… as its revealed she’s replacing Laura Whitmore on BBC Radio 5 Live

Helen Skelton looked gorgeous on Sunday as she spent the day at CarFest in Cheshire.

The presenter, 39, donned a green maxi dress for the outing – which featured a ribbed design and sleeveless cut.

And the outing comes two days after the Countryfile presenter was announced as the new Sunday morning host of BBC 5 Live – replacing Laura Whitmore. 

Festival guest: Helen Skelton, 39, stunned in a ribbed green maxi dress as she attended CarFest North in Cheshire on Saturday

Taking to the festival, Helen teamed her summery look with a pair of criss-cross brown sandals.

Her golden locks were styled in a side plait, with a bright blonde money piece colour at the front. 

Keeping her complexion seemingly natural, the TV personality added a pair of black sunglasses.

Starfest: Taking to the Starfest stage at the festival, Helen teamed her summery look with a pair of criss-cross brown sandals

Starfest: Taking to the Starfest stage at the festival, Helen teamed her summery look with a pair of criss-cross brown sandals

Helen kept her accessories simple with a pair of gold hooped earrings and a dainty ring, hanging a Gucci bag over her shoulder.

Taking to the stage, she was one of the many stars to appear at the festivals Starfest stage. 

Sitting on a straw chair, the beauty appeared in high spirits as she grabbed the microphone and began chatting to the crowd. 

Minimalist: Helen kept her accessories simple with a pair of gold hooped earrings and a dainty ring, hanging a Gucci bag over her shoulder

Minimalist: Helen kept her accessories simple with a pair of gold hooped earrings and a dainty ring, hanging a Gucci bag over her shoulder

Blonde beauty: Posing with guests, her golden locks were styled in a side plait

Blonde beauty: Posing with guests, her golden locks were styled in a side plait

It comes after she was announced as a new host at BBC Five Live, fronting a new show at 10am every Sunday.

The slot usually belongs to Laura Whitmore, who has decided to step down after four years – looking to focus on her exposure from Love Island.

According to The Sun, she is keen to make the most of becoming a household name on TV following the exposure it’s given her. 

Heidi Dawson, controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, told MailOnline: ‘Laura has made the difficult ­decision to leave after a brilliant four years.

Announcement: It comes after she was announced as a new host at BBC Five Live, fronting a new show for the platform

Announcement: It comes after she was announced as a new host at BBC Five Live, fronting a new show for the platform

New gig: The new show will launch next month, and take place every Sunday for two hours

New gig: The new show will launch next month, and take place every Sunday for two hours

‘We’d like to thank her for the energy, insight and humour she has brought to this programme and look forward to ­working with her again in the near future.’ 

While a TV insider also told The Sun: ‘Love Island has given her huge exposure and a healthy pay packet, and she’s now going to exploit that to the max. 

‘Laura has already hinted she has other projects in the pipeline and she can’t find the time to continue with all her roles.

‘So something had to go, and it’s sad for listeners that this is what’s been jettisoned as she moves onwards and upwards.’ 

Departure:The slot usually belongs to Laura Whitmore, who has decided to step down after four years - looking to focus on her exposure from Love Island

Departure:The slot usually belongs to Laura Whitmore, who has decided to step down after four years – looking to focus on her exposure from Love Island

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