CUMBRIAN TV personality Helen Skelton will be joining the line-up of Channel 4's new Super League show.

Skelton will be the reporter for Channel 4’s live coverage, which is fronted by rugby league – and Warrington – fan Adam Hills.

Betfred Super League coverage Live Super League will be shown on free-to-air television for the first time in its 26-year history on Channel 4.

On the announcement Ken Davy, Super League chairman said: “Saturday will be a landmark day for Super League and Adam Hills will be the perfect host.

"Ever since the Channel 4 and Betfred Super League partnership was announced fans have been mentioning Adam’s name so it’s excellent news for the sport.

"The fact that he will be backed up by Helen Skelton, Danika Priim, Leon Pryce and our current Man of Steel, Sam Tomkins, shows the calibre of the line-up fans can expect from Channel 4’s coverage.”

Channel 4’s opening live match sees Leeds Rhinos take on Warrington Wolves tomorrow Saturday, February 12.

Pundits for the opening game will be former Leeds Rhinos Women’s player Danika Priim, coach and former rugby league player Leon Pryce and current Man of Steel, Catalans Dragons’ Sam Tomkins.

Channel 4’s Head of Sport Pete Andrews said: “Adam is the perfect presenter for our Super League coverage. He’s passionate and knowledgeable about the sport, he plays rugby league and he’s already hugely popular with Channel 4 audiences.

“As soon as we secured the deal to show Super League, he was at the top of our wish list and I’m thrilled he’ll be fronting our coverage.”