Helen Glover already has a few gold medals. The highest-ranked female rower in the world, she’s a two-time Olympic champion, a triple world champion, quintuple World Cup champion and triple European champion. Phew! It sounds like she deserves another gold medal, though – for being a rather epic wife. Why? Because when her husband, the wildlife show presenter and adventurer Steve Backshall, sat down to talk to her about how his work would impact on the arrival of their first child, she didn’t throw a screaming fit. Most women in her position would, he admits. Most famous for his BBC children’s series Deadly 60, which brings him face-to-face with venomous snakes and scorpions galore, Steve, 45, is fast becoming a more mainstream household name when it comes to adventuring and natural history broadcasting. Some 12 years ago – long before he met Helen in 2014 – Steve set about trying to secure funding for a year-long round-the-world jaunt which would see him visit some of the most unforgiving terrains on the planet. Steve Backshall’s wife Helen Glover, pictured with their son Logan, had a difficult pregnancy - one that saw the couple lose one of the twins she was carrying The… Read full this story
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