Strictly Come Dancing's Helen Skelton lands next TV role

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Strictly Come Dancing star Helen Skelton is the face of a new documentary series exploring the Lake District.

Set to air next year, Lost and Found in the Lakes consists of 15 episodes, with Skelton leading a team of experts in search of precious, misplaced items across the World Heritage Site.

According to the BBC press release, they'll attempt to reunite people with treasured possessions that they had believed were gone for good.

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Skelton, who partnered up with Gorka Márquez in last year's ballroom competition, is joined by divers, magnet fishers and detectorists for Lost and Found in the Lakes, as they dredge lakebeds and hunt through stunning forestry.

"They'll take what they find back to base, either to reunite them with their delighted owners, or to start the process of working out who the items might belong to. To do this, they enlist help of a specialist social media detective, who will create online campaigns to help reunite owners with their lost possessions," a synopsis read.

"Some of the unclaimed items will be given an extraordinary and sometimes ingenious new lease of life by one of the area's talented craftspeople too."

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Commenting on this upcoming TV role, the presenter herself shared in a statement: "Thrilled to be part of this series filmed in my beloved Lake District. It's a chance to showcase the areas natural beauty and by reuniting people with their lost treasures we have a chance to share some heart-warming stories."

BBC Daytime commissioning editor Alex McLeod added: "Lost and Found in the Lakes is a great example of what makes daytime TV so appealing to viewers – feel-good content which features experts and regular people too."

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