Rachel Riley announces pregnancy in true Countdown style 1 year ago

Rachel Riley announces pregnancy in true Countdown style

We can't think of a more fitting way to let everyone know

Countdown presenter Rachel Riley has announced that she's expecting her second child with Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev.

The perfect way to break the news was, of course, via Countdown anagram, or  "a special teatime teaser!"

Posing in front of the famous board, with the letters FITTRILEY displayed, Rachel offered this clue: "Riley has this to thank for the reason her clothes no longer fit her..."

We'll admit, it took us a second. But confused followers soon realised the star was cradling a baby bump and the penny dropped.


Rachel and Pasha began dating during Rachel's time on Strictly Come Dancing and are parents to one-year-old Maven Aria. With a beautiful moniker like that already in the family, we can't wait to hear this new baby's name.

Big congrats to the whole family!