Countryfile presenter Helen Skelton appeared on ITV's Lorraine to speak about her upcoming TV shows and addressed her split from estranged husband Richie Myler.

Countryfile star Helen Skelton was left mortified this morning after she had to abandon a live interview with Lorraine Kelly to deal with her dog. The presenter was appearing on the ITV show to discuss some upcoming projects.

Helen, 38, also addressed her split from estranged husband Richie Myler, who walked out of the family home just four months after the birth of their third child.

She had been with the rugby star for nine years and the couple share three children together - four-month-old Elsie Kate, Louis, four, and six-year-old Ernie.

Lorraine began the interview by saying: "Helen, it's so good to see you. You've had a bit of a rough time, I know. But the best way to get over stuff is to just get out there again - out there working."

"I think anybody in my position would say the same," she replied as loud barking could be heard in the background. "I've got three small children and a very loud dog as you can hear."

"It's fine," Lorraine insisted. "Kids and dogs and all that, your life is like that, it really is. And you're used to the chaos! So you're my kind of woman, you put on a brave face and you're back out doing the series-"

Helen previously shared the news of her separation from Richie on Instagram and wrote: "Very sad to say that Richie and I are no longer a couple. He has left the family home.

Helen is said to feel 'bewildered' by the breakdown of her marriage to Richie whose new partner is Stephanie Thirkill, 32.

A source close to the couple told MailOnline: 'Helen is absolutely devastated. Now she is contemplating life without him while he has moved on with his new partner.'