Rachel Riley said she refuses to be silenced by hateful internet trolls as she vowed to do all she can to root out online racists. The Countdown star found herself at the centre of a social media storm last year after she used Twitter to highlight anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. The backlash she suffered saw her on the receiving end of abuse which peaked when she gave her support to a BBC Panorama documentary exposing failings in the party’s handling of the issue. They are not trying to have a debate with you. They are not interested in being educated or learning anything. They are just trying to silence you and I won’t let that happen. And thanks for the bonus Duncan Edwards tour of Dudley! Riley was invited to speak at the college by Dudley North MP Ian Austin, who has also suffered online abuse after he quit Labour claiming it had lurched towards extremism under its current leadership. To date Riley has blocked more than 1, abusive people on Twitter — a move she says is the best way to deal with trolls. I’m very clear that I will carry on highlighting racism, and if anything the trolls have encouraged me to speak out more.

Rachel Riley shares new photo of baby Maven to mark special occasion

Countdown star Rachel Riley left viewers at home delighted when she and her partner Pasha Kovalev brought their baby daughter Maven Aria on the show. The TV presenter and former Strictly Come Dancing pro had their week-old little one make her small screen debut on Monday, March 30, during an episode produced before the coronavirus lockdown. Rachel, 34, took to Instagram to recall the event, sharing a photo of the pair of them after their hair and makeup session alongside the caption: “Introducing our newest Countdown viewer on my first show back [filming] post-baby today.

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Rachel Riley found fame on Countdown and has been dating Strictly pro Pasha since

Countdown queen Rachel Riley is thought to be around five months pregnant. The Countdown beauty, 33, was spotted out and about in London with her husband Pasha Kovelev, 39, showing off her baby bump. She kept her look casual in a low-cut white vest top and denim jacket, which she wore with floral shorts and white trainers. Her jacket featured a kooky floral pattern on the back with a big red R and pictures of animals, including a panda, elephant and deer.

Rachel donned a pair of round sunglasses for the relaxed outing and accessorised with a brown handbag. Pascha looked summery in a white t-shirt with a gorilla print, blue shorts and a pair of white boat shoes. The Strictly Come Dancing star kept a protective arm around his pregnant wife as they wandered around the capital.

Rachel Riley reveals fast arrival of baby girl meant unexpected birth location

Countdown presenter Rachel Riley returned to the show with a special guest — her baby daughter Maven. The eternal on screen pregnancy has just a month to go! The cute family snap showed the couple holding Maven, while the letters board behind had been decorated to read her name and date of birth,.

RACHEL Riley and her hubbie Pasha Kovalev are expecting their first child together. But when is the Countdown star due? And how long have.

Due to persistent vandalism, account creation has been suspended. If you would like an account, please contact one of our administrators on Apterous. Rachel Annabelle Riley , born 11 January , is a presenter of Countdown. She was chosen from around 1, applicants when it was decided to cast a previously unknown arithmetician to replace Carol Vorderman. Countdown is her first television experience.

Her role is to put the letters and numbers up on the board, and also to work out any numbers solutions not solved by the contestants. Rachel was born approximately 3 years and 3 months after the show was first broadcast during the time of Series 8. She attended Oriel College at Oxford University where she received an upper second-class honours degree in mathematics. After graduating she started work as a data analyst for a London web design company.

Rachel was chosen from a large pool of over 1, applicants for the job of hostess. The first stage was writing a word paragraph on why she wanted the job, which according to an interview of August was centred mainly on her interest in the numbers game , and starting with ‘I am one from the top’. The second part of the auditioning process was reportedly a screen test.

She bought a short purple dress and recorded the clock music on her phone so she could practice. The news that she had passed came a few days later.

Brainy beauty Rachel Riley insists the only figure she’ll reveal will be on Countdown

New reports claim that the Countdown boffin urged her former dance partner to quit as he was “underpaid” – and she was worried about him being paired with an attractive celeb. Rachel, 33, who was partnered with the Russian professional on the series of the BBC dancing show, apparently was fearful that they could fall foul of the infamous ‘Strictly curse’, that has seen scores of previously happy couples torn apart by the forced intimacy of the programme.

There was also the issue of money – Rachel simply didn’t believe he was being paid enough.

Countdown’s math whizz Rachel Riley and her Strictly husband Pasha girl, who arrived two weeks after her due date in an unusual location.

Countdown star Rachel Riley has announced the arrival of her first-born child with husband Pasha Kovelev. The year-old Countdown star, who met her dancer husband Pasha Kovelev when she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in , revealed the happy announcement on social media. She wrote: “2 weeks after we were expecting her this little one finally made an appearance! The thrilled couple revealed Rachel was pregnant in July, with her sharing a Countdown conundrum to fans. She and Pasha then eloped to Las Vegas weeks later to secretly tie the knot, announcing it after the deed was done on Instagram.

But it wasn’t completely smooth sailing throughout her pregnancy, as cruel online trolls caused her so much distress that her baby actually stopped kicking for two days. So at that point, it’s like, ‘You know what, nah’. It’s not worth the hormones,” she told the Mirror at the time. They’re not after their minds changing. I don’t feel as if I had any choice. I need to do it. The day I was going for my scan my baby was kicking.

You are pretending to be a nice normal human. I get abuse: ‘You are just the woman who puts up the numbers on the telly.

Countdown’s Rachel Riley manages to keep straight face as rude word appears

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Rachel Riley has welcomed her first child with her Strictly Come Dancing partner Pasha Kovalev.

She announced the news on Twitter, pictured alongside her partner Pasha Kovalev. She said the baby was born on Sunday two weeks after her due date, weighing 7lbs 4. Miss Maven one who understands Aria lioness Riley Kovaleva arrived on Sunday morning weighing in at 7lbs 4. Ms Riley revealed her labour was so short she did not have time to get to hospital and gave birth in her bathroom with “our amazing doula and wonderful midwives rushing to be with us just in time”.

Ms Riley has been a vocal critic of Labour antisemitism in recent months and once said the abuse she received in response was so severe she began to fear the baby had stopped moving amid the stress. Mentally, I can cope. I am up for this fight. It is imperative that we win. Rachel Riley feared for her unborn baby because of antisemitic trolling stress.

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Rachel Riley jokes about turning down ‘sexy’ outfit for filming at eight months pregnant

Channel 4 show Countdown is regularly seeing rude words appear on the board beside Rachel Riley. Clearly stunned, host Nick Hewer checks she just said the word but the team in the dictionary corner praise the combination. But the year-old remains ever the professional and keeps a straight face as she turns back to the camera. The Strictly Come Dancing star was still pregnant with her first child, Maven Aria, in the pre-recorded show.

Rachel gave birth to the baby girl in December last year, two weeks after her due date.

Countdown star Rachel Riley has confirmed she has married her Strictly Come Dancing partner Pasha Kovalev.

And while the pair have kept their life relatively private since becoming a couple, Rachel shared a rare selfie with her hubby to celebrate their worthwhile date night. Taking to Instagram on Friday evening, Rachel shared a gorgeous photo of herself and Pasha dressed up to the nines. Captioning the snapshot, she said: “Great night out with this gorgeous one supporting grassrootsoccer yesterday!

Proud to be a GRS ambassador, the work they do, using football especially to empower young women is incredible. View this post on Instagram. Her followers were thrilled to see a new photo of the couple, with the most recent snap she posted of them being back in September.

Rachel Riley gives intimate insight into relationship with Strictly’s Pasha Kovalev