Helen Skelton suffered an awkward gaffe during the Strictly Come Dancing finale on Saturday 17th December.


The Countryfile star made it to the finale where she would have to perform not once, not twice, but three times for the public vote.

Following her high-scoring Jive to Janelle Monáe's Tightrope, Helen and her professional partner Gorka Marquez, headed up to see Claudia Winkleman off the stage.

While discussing her dance for the judges, Helen became a little distracted when she spotted a small costume gaffe.

"We were really grateful for the chance to do this again," Helen admitted, before spotting her slightly orange hands.

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"I've just realised my fake tan on my hand! How bad is that?"

Helen Skelton on Strictly Come Dancing (BBC)
Helen Skelton reveals fake tan fail on Strictly Come Dancing (BBC)

Helen showed off her patchy hand to the camera, before giggling: "That's Strictly, people!"

Claudia joined in on the joke, laughing: "I'm not even gonna show you mine!"

Despite the fake tan fail, Helen managed to pick up a near-perfect score of 39 for her energetic Jive, only getting docked one mark from Craig Revel Horwood.

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