Helen’s pole position

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One of our greatest explorers, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, has taken his hat off to her.

She not only got to the South Pole in 18 days on skis, bike and kite, she smashed a couple of world records on the way.

Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton is looks like a dainty little princess who wouldn’t be out of place in Hollyoaks. But she’s one tough woman and an incredible role model for girls. Put down the lipgloss and the straighteners; get out and discover the world and what you’re capable of, she’s telling the next female generation.

And I bet she can make an advent decoration out of three wire coat-hangers and a sheaf of tinsel, too. One hand behind her back.