Rachel Riley is all smiles as she shows off baby bump ahead of welcoming second child

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Rachel Riley was all smiles when she was spotted leaving filming, as she prepares to give birth to her second child with her dancer husband Pasha Kovalev.

The Countdown star, 35, beamed as she showed off her growing bump.

The baby will be Rachel's second child with her husband, as they already share a daughter, Maven, who was born in December 2019.

Rachel kept things casual as she left the Manchester Countdown studios, sporting a mint green jumper and leggings.

She completed her off-duty look with a pair of trainers and also clutched a hot pink, metallic bag.

The star announced her second pregnancy on the iconic Countdown set, sharing a photo of a 'teatime teaser' on her Instagram.

Rachel stood in front of the board which had a jumble of letters saying 'FITTRILEY' which rearranged spelled out fertility.

She captioned the photo: "A special teatime teaser! And your clue is… Riley had this to thank for the reason her clothes no longer fit her… And it’ll only get worse till Autumn!

"Happy, happy days for our little family @pashakovalev and future big sister Mave."

The star posted another photo afterwards, showing off her growing bump alongside the caption: "Nice being able to breathe again at work! No more stomach holding in, phew!"

Rachel been on the show since she replaced Carol Vorderman aged just 22 in 2009, and she also appears in 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, which began airing back in 2012.

Rachel and her husband Pasha met in 2013 when they were paired up on Strictly Come Dancing.

They were eliminated in week six when they were in the dance off and lost to Abbey Clancy and Aljaž Škorjanec, who went on to win that series.


At the time, Rachel was married to her first husband Jamie Gilbert who she met when she was studying Maths at Oxford, however they announced their split in November 2013 after just one year of marriage.

Pasha and Rachel then announced that they were dating in the following December but didn't marry until 2019.

The couple revealed that they were expecting their first child in May 2019 and then tied the knot on June 28 the same year at a Vegas ceremony.

In December of that year, their daughter Maven Aria was born.

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