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'When it mattered most, Helen was the bravest she has ever had to be.' Fans react to Helen's court revelation... in tears

On Day 3 of the trial, Helen gave evidence and finally spoke the words that she had scarcely dared admit even to herself - that Rob had raped her "over and over again."

On motorways, commutes, in kitchens, at desks, in supermarkets, on combine harvesters - listeners responded with tears... Here's what you said:

'The hardest, most important speech you've ever had to make'

"Everything stopped while I listened..."

"For her to apologise to her parents for revealing, heartbreaking"

"When it mattered most, Helen was the bravest she's ever had to be"

"I can't imagine the courage it takes to tell your parents..."

The moment when…Helen makes a revelation

Helen finally makes public the extent of Rob’s abuse.

"Made me think of my sister and what her x hub did to her"

"Made me think of my sister and what her x hub did to her.... Made me feel emotional tonight as my family kept what he had done to her from me for 10 days whilst i was in France working." [A listener‎ on Facebook]

"I think we'll all remember where we were when Helen finally revealed she'd been raped"

"I think we'll all remember where we were when Helen finally revealed she'd been raped...Me? On the M1 around Northampton heading North back to Nottingham and I shouted out a mighty 'YES!' at the time. Good job I was on my own in the van!" [Alan Cross Cabinet Makers on Facebook]

"Bloody hell. The Archers just made me cry in Sainsbury's..."

Screaming "say it Helen!" on the M25

Apologies to anyone who witnessed a middle aged woman on the M25 screaming "say it Helen" and then shedding a tear! The Archers needs to come with a health warning this week - don't consume when driving! [Janine Jenkinson on Facebook]

An "old trucker" has something in his eye...

I'm an old trucker sat in my cab and I was 'almost' moved to tears. (think I got something in my eye, cough). Brilliant stuff from 'Helen'... When she calls out for Mum and Dad.....gulp. [Andy Mitchell on Facebook]

"How am i supposed to lead grain off a combine listening to the court!"

Swearing from the clergy...

Coronary at the traffic lights...

In floods of tears driving...

Forever associated with Helen...

And after the tears? Hope for Helen...

And real-life people like her...

Having seen at first hand the work of women's refuges, I have no doubt at all that they'll be (sadly) rushed off their feet today with women who will suddenly realise that what they've been putting up with isn't 'normal' or acceptable, and will find strength from this. [Jo Chandler on Facebook]