Rachel Riley PREGNANT: Countdown star expecting first child with Strictly Come Dancing’s Pasha Kovalev and reveals her due date

Rachel Riley is pregnant with her first child with Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev.

The Countdown beauty, 33, shared the happy baby news on Instagram, holding her bump and giving fans the anagram RTINYMATE to solve.

Also revealing her due date, she wrote to her 381,000 followers: “Pash and I have a conundrum for you…you have till December to work it out! We’re over the moon excited!”


Pasha, 39, met Rachel during her stint on Strictly in 2013, where she was partnered with the dancing hunk.

Earlier this year, fan favourite Pasha confirmed he had quit the BBC dancing contest after eight years as a professional dancer, with the show releasing a statement on Twitter.

Strictly wished him the best of luck as they thanked the star for his incredible dance routines throughout his time on the series.

  • Pasha Kovalev QUITS Strictly Come Dancing after eight years: 'It's time for me to find a new challenge'

They said in a post: “Sadly after eight incredible series, the brilliant @PashaKovalev has decided to leave #Strictly.

“Pasha, from all of us, thank you for your amazing choreography and routines over the years. You’ll be sorely missed!”

They also posted an extended message, discussing his time on Strictly including four finals and even winning the 2014 series with Caroline Flack.


The post said: "Pasha is an incredibly talented and dedicated dancer who is much loved by his Strictly family and viewers and will be hugely missed.

"Since joining the show in 2011, he has competed in eight series, made it to four finals and was crowned champion with Caroline Flack in 2014.

"We would like to thank him For everything he has contributed to the show over the years and wish him the very best for the future."

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