Many viewers got aroused as Helen Skelton takes part in ‘kinky’ mud wrestling

Presenter Helen Skelton got herself geared up to give the traditional sport a whirl – something that has until now only been a male tradition in the Lakeland games.

She was shown the ropes by 20-year-old Connie Hodgson, who will be taking part in this year’s competition.

Connie demonstrated how wrestlers hold each other, almost in an embrace that Helen deemed “very intimate“.

But intimacy went out the window as soon as Connie took out Helen from below, with the 33-year-old presenter falling into the muddy grass.

Helen managed to get her own back though, copying the move in the next round and sending Connie to the floor.

Next came the hardest move of the sport, which Connie called the “full buttock”. The move saw Connie turn her back to Helen and wedge her posterior into Helen from the front.

But this wasn’t an affectionate gesture, with Connie flipping Helen over her shoulder and flat on her back, now caked in mud.

This traditional English sport sent viewers at home into a slight frenzy.

Someone else was quick to post: “Helen Skelton mud wrestling a 20 year old blonde on a Sunday evening. Thank you #bbc,” followed by another: “Helen Skelton Cumbrian mud wrestling a young blonde.…