Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley and her Strictly professional dancer husband Pasha Kovalev are expecting a new addition to their family, as the couple announced her pregnancy with their second child earlier this year.
While Rachel is on maternity leave, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon has stepped into her shoes on Countdown.
But when is the bouncing baby due to be born, and when did Rachel marry husband Pasha?
Here’s all you need to know …
When did Rachel Riley marry husband Pasha Kovalev?
Rachel and Pasha got married in June, 2019.
The pair tied the knot in a secret Las Vegas wedding.
According to records from Clark County, Nevada, the pair got married at the famous Wynn Hotel.
Rachel, 35, announced the marriage with a photo of herself and Pasha on Instagram, in which she is wearing a red and white minidress and holding a bouquet of red and white roses
Pasha is dressed in a black blazer and white trousers in the snap, which Rachel captioned: ‘Introducing the new Mr and Mrs Kovalev. We both said yes!’
The pair kept their plans so secret that a source claims even their family didn’t know, saying of their decision to elope: ‘They wanted to ensure it was just the two of them and everything was kept as quiet as possible.’
After getting married, the couple honeymooned in Barcelona, Spain.
The couple first met when they were paired on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013.
However they did not begin dating until 2014, several months after Rachel’s first marriage, to James Gilbert, was over.
What date Rachel Riley’s baby due?
Rachel Riley’s baby was due in October – so fans are expecting the news of its birth any day now.
On October 31, Rachel revealed that her baby was already 10 days past its due date.
Rachel announced her pregnancy news back in April, but it was actually Pasha who revealed the month that the baby is due to be born.
He told OK!, ‘We wanted baby number two. So, we’re looking forward to welcoming them into this world, sometime in October.’
October was an exciting month for Rachel as not only did she expect her second child to arrive, but she also released a new maths book called At Sixes and Sevens.
She joked she wasn’t sure which would arrive first – the book or the baby.
Looks like the book won this round.
Does Rachel Riley have any other children?
The couple are already parents to Maven Aria, who is nearly two.
The pair welcomed their daughter just before Christmas in December 2019.
To announce her first pregnancy, Rachel gave a nod to her role on Countdown by posting a picture to Instagram posed next to an assortment of letters which spelt maternity.
Rachel captioned the post: ‘Pash and I have a conundrum for you.
‘You have till December to work it out! We’re over the moon excited.’
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