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Rachael Riley Biography

Rachael Riley was born on 11 January 1986  is an English television presenter and mathematician. She co-presents the Channel 4 daytime puzzle show Countdown and its comedy spin-off 8 out of 10 cats does the countdown. A mathematics graduate her television debut came when she joined countdown aged 22. With an interest in popularising mathematics and the sciences, she has since co-presented the gadget show on channel 5 2013-2014 and its not rocket science on ITV 2016.

Rachael Riley Early life/Early career

Rachael Riley was raised in the Thorpe Bay area of southed on Sea and was educated at the independent Thorpe Hall school, And SOUTHEND HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, where she obtained four as at A-level.she then studied mathematics at Oriel college oxford gaining an upper second class honors degree.

During a university vacation, Riley considered a career in the financial sector and completed an internship at Deutsche Bank in the city of London.the experience in the field of mathematics, she found the extreme behavior of city traders wearing, and not being a morning person she also disliked the early morning train commute.

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Rachael Riley Personal life

Rachael Riley was married for 16 months to Jamie Gilbert whom she met while they were both studying at the University of Oxford.it was announced on November 2013 that they were separating.  The split has been cited as an example of the strictly curse.she began a relationship with her strictly dancer partner Pasha Kovalev.

Rachael Riley is a keen supporter of Manchester United, In October 2010 Riley presented a program on the clubs television channels.she as also hosted episodes of an audience with on the channel.to mark her 1000 episode of countdown United player Ryan Giggs presented her with a signed team shirt, Giggs himself having celebrated his 1000 game for the club the same year.in her appearance as a contestant on the BBC quiz show celebrity mastermind, broadcast on 4 January 2012 her specialist subject was a limited 13 year of the club, she finished in joint second place.

Other work

Racheal Riley mathematics background and love of football have seen her assist bookmakers in preparing betting odds for a football tournament based on her analysis she predicted chile would win the 2014 FIFA world cup, despite appreciating fans would see it as an unlikely outcome chile was knocked out in the round of 16. Riley ha visited the school to enthuse pupils on the joys of applied maths, quantum mechanics and time travel and so on. A blog is written by University of Surrey academic Julia Percival and hosted by the guardian which argued that Riley looks and the figure would work against any aim to increase female participation in the science was described by the daily telegraph as unfair and a case of Riley being damned if she did and damned if she didn’t.

Television career

Riley’s television debut came in January 2009, Riley had received no training for working in television and had no other experience with the media industry while occupying the niche role she long believed she was not a television presenter but she came to realize that the industry has changed so that I don’t think they’re such a thing as a tv presenter any more.

Sky Sports

August 2016, it was announced that Riley would join Sky Sports to present Friday Night Football alongside her former Countdown co-presenter Jeff Stelling and Fantasy Football Club with Max Rushden and Paul Merson. She left Friday Night Football in 2017.


Countdown’s Rachel Riley stole the show in a pair of pink floral shorts on her sunny getaway to Barcelona.

The blonde bombshell, 33, flaunted her jaw-dropping curves in the tiny shorts, completing the look with a white vest.

Her long legs took center-stage in the stunning outfit as she smiled for the camera, leaving her fans hot under the collar.

In another picture, Rachel wore an off-the-shoulder white top with a yellow and purple patterned skirt while posing under a sign which read ‘Bad Vegan Motherf***er’.

She captioned the snaps: “Quick thank you post! The family has said I’m glowing.

“They think it’s the pregnancy, I think it’s the summer sun skin stuff.”

Her followers rushed to compliment her, as one posted: “You look so glowing and happy and beautiful.”Rachel is pregnant with her first child with Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev, who she started dating in 2014. They also announced their marriage in Las Vegas last week, as they posed in a garden with Rachel in a white dress holding a bouquet.

The countdown continues today at 2.10pm on Channel 4 don’t miss out for this awesome show hosted by Rachael Riley