When is Rachel Riley's due date and how long has she been with Pasha Kovalev?

RACHEL Riley and her hubbie Pasha Kovalev are expecting their first child together.

But when is the Countdown star due? And how long have the happy couple been together? Here's all you need to know…

When is Rachel Riley's due date?

Rachel Riley has revealed that her due date is in December.

She let the info slip in her Instagram post revealing her pregnancy on May 24.

Rachel captioned the pic which showed her cradling her bump in front of the Countdown board which spelt out 'maternity':

“Pash and I have a conundrum for you. You have till December to work it out! We’re over the moon excited.”

And the couple subsequently eloped to Las Vegas to get hitched just a few weeks later on June 30.

A source revealed to The Sun at the time: "They wanted to ensure it was just the two of them and everything was kept as quiet as possible.

“They did it in complete secrecy – even most of their friends and family had no idea they were going there to get married.”

How long has Rachel Riley been dating Pasha Kovalev?

Rachel was partnered with Pasha on the 11th series of Strictly in 2013 and they've been dating since 2014.

The Countdown star was previously married to James Gilbert, who she met while studying at Oxford university but the pair split after a fifteen-month marriage in November 2013.

However, Rachel maintained that their marriage breakdown wasn't anything to do with Pasha or the Strictly curse.

Speaking to The Sun in 2014 she said: “Pasha and I are dating, we’re having lots of fun. He’s a brilliant guy, really brilliant.

"‘Strictly was something I really enjoyed doing, but it wasn’t the cause of anything.

“On Strictly, you form a close bond with your partner, but there was nothing romantic when Pasha and I were dancing. It was just dancing.”

The couple cemented their relationship by tying the knot during a secret ceremony in Las Vegas in June, 2019.

Rachel confirmed their marriage via Twitter and told her 645, 000 followers:"Introducing the new Mr and Mrs Kovalev. We both said yes!"

Her announcement came weeks after the couple revealed they are expecting their first child together in May, 2019.

What is Rachel Riley's backstory?

Rachel is a 33-year-old television personality and mathematician from Essex.

She's most known as the leading lady on Channel 4 show Countdown, who's in charge of picking the letters and numbers and revealing the answers to the maths problems.

The star has been on the show for the past nine years, and presented alongside Nick Hewer.

Before her career in television, she studied mathematics at Oriel College, Oxford, before working as a statistical analyst for a start-up price comparison website.

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