'She must be going clubbing' - BBC presenter's skirt sends Olympic Games viewers into meltdown
Published 10/08/2016 | 17:58
A sexism row has erupted among BBC viewers after remarks were made that presenter Helen Skelton’s skirt was too revealing.
Helen Skelton, who was presenting the BBC’s coverage of the swimming at Rio, was trending on Twitter after some observers claimed that her outfit was inappropriate.
However, a furious backlash quickly ensued from others who pointed out that she was presenting from the humid Aquatics Centre.
Skelton’s co-hosts Rebecca Adlington and Mark Foster were also wearing light summer wear.
The presenter, who has completed the Namibian ultra marathon and travelled further in a kayak than any other woman, was the topic of much debate between BBC viewers.
One viewer said: "Helen Skelton should get a gold medal for that dress oh my."
Another hit back saying: "Here's an idea. Why don't people comment on Helen Skelton's journalistic talents and not what she is wearing? Absolutely shameful comments."
Take a look at what people said:
Imagine phoning up and complaining about Helen Skelton wearing a short skirt when you are literally watching people in speedos— / (@KirbiJackson) August 7, 2016
To the people who have problems with visible legs, perhaps you shouldn't be watching the swimming? #HelenSkelton— Mairi White (@Mairikins) August 7, 2016
Helen Skelton must be going clubbing after this with that dress on #Rio2016— Steven Ward (@WardyPne) August 7, 2016
Game on #helenskelton looks fantastic in her short skirt. Great presenting genuinely appears to be enjoying herself. You go girl.— Mark Hare (@harehartley1) August 7, 2016
Anyone else watching the swimming but urging Helen Skelton to swivel a bit more on the chair?— Richie (@delinquentrich) August 6, 2016
Any man tweeting Helen Skelton to stop swinging on the chair....stop. just stop. We are so close to the jackpot. #bbcrio2016— Danny Bolton (@Boltoss) August 6, 2016
So lets get this straight, people have complained to the BBC over Helen Skelton wearing a short skirt ? Get a sodding life— King of CN Tower (@bajankris) August 10, 2016
Helen Skelton looked wonderful on BBC Olympic coverage, if her skirt is too short turn it off if she offends you.— Dylan Prendergast (@MrXathon) August 7, 2016