A baby with my Strictly partner? It doesn't add up yet, says Countdown star Rachel Riley

She is the golden girl of afternoon TV – and a maths whizz to boot. 

But Countdown presenter Rachel Riley says that, aged 32, she’s crunched the numbers and she’s not quite ready to become a mother... yet.

‘All my friends are getting pregnant at the moment. That’s good for them, but it’s currently not on my radar,’ she says in an exclusive interview in today’s Mail on Sunday Event magazine.

Countdown presenter Rachel Riley says that, aged 32, she’s crunched the numbers and she’s not quite ready to become a mother... yet

Countdown presenter Rachel Riley says that, aged 32, she’s crunched the numbers and she’s not quite ready to become a mother... yet

Riley is in a relationship with her Russian former Strictly Come Dancing partner Pasha Kovalev, 37, who she met on the show in 2013. 

Soon afterwards, she split from university beau husband Jamie Gilbert. 

They had been married for just 16 months.

Riley, who has clocked up more than 2,000 episodes of Countdown, is adored by viewers but says she still gets abuse from Twitter trolls about her dress sense and body image.

‘You can have your opinions and you can share them with your friends but why would you go online to tell a stranger something random about their appearance? I don’t get that,’ she says of them.

‘I just ignore it. No one will say that in real life, and if they did I wouldn’t have much respect for them as a person.’

Riley is in a relationship with her Russian former Strictly Come Dancing partner Pasha Kovalev, 37, who she met on the show in 2013
Soon afterwards, she split from university beau husband Jamie Gilbert. They had been married for just 16 months

Riley is in a relationship with her Russian former Strictly Come Dancing partner Pasha Kovalev, 37, who she met on the show in 2013. Soon afterwards, she split from university beau husband Jamie Gilbert. They had been married for just 16 months

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