which is more about being cre
ative with sticky-backed plastic than shoe shopping. A show source told the Mirror: Its a bit of a departure to employ the services of a WAG, but theyre delighted to have Helen on board. Shes not dizzy like a lot of footballers girlfriends - shes got a good head on her shoulders. Unlike most WAGs, Helen comes from a footballing family and knows her stuff. Saying that, shes also pretty clued up about shopping. She is perfect for Blue Peter - sexy, bubbly and up for anything. Helen, from Kirkby Thore, near Penrith, in Cumbria, is certainly no air-head. After graduating with an honours degree in Journalism at the Cumbria Institute of the Arts, she worked at BBC Radio Cumbria before be
ing poached to present BBCs Newsround. She was once an extra on Coronation Street and Cutting It and is a qualified tap dancer. And in her 25 years she has also packed in time as a waitress, a
barmaid and stacking shelves at a sweet shop. Helen said: I spend a lot of time with my dog Molly and seeing friends. We go walking and dancing. Other than that I tend to be in the gym or on the tennis court. Her friends say she is over the moon about landing a job on Blue Peter, following the departure of Zoe Salmon and Gethin Jones. One pal said: She is very ambitious and this is her dream job. She sees it as
a stepping stone to other high-profile presenting jobs and would love to one day be on Match Of The Day. When Helens stopped raising hell on Blue Peter, that is.