Rachel Riley born on 11 January 1986 is a TV presenter and mathematician best known as a co-presenter on Countdown and The Gadget Show. She has a height of 5 feet and 7 inches and a weight of 58 KG. Riley has also participated in the Strictly Come Dancing, where she was at 5th position and later eliminated from the show. She was born to an accountant Christopher and her mother Celia. Her ethnicity is Jewish. She gained her education at the Thorpe Hall School as well as Southend High School for Girls where she obtained four A-Levels. She then studied mathematics in Oxford.
Before she was at the Countdown, she also had internship at Deutsche Bank during her vacation. In January 2009, Riley was the co-host of Countdown passed through numbers selection and mathematics solutions. She co-hosts the show with Nick Hewer. Riley has co-hosted more than thousand episodes of Countdown. She was encouraged by her mother to apply for the Countdown. She did not have any desire to be a TV presenter, but applied as she was interested in the numerical part of the game. Riley was selected from a thousand applicants even without having any experience in television.
In June 2009, it was said that Riley had been selected by Royal Mail for her mathematical skills to give some advice to the holidaymakers on how to utilize their holiday currency, after a report revealed that a huge number of holidaymakers could not calculate the actual cost of goods when travelling abroad. Riley also presented a program on MUTV showing Manchester United’s training ground. On MUTV, she has also hosted episodes of “An Audience with”.
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Riley was one of the celebrities, including E. L. James, Jo Brand and Benedict Cumberbatch to sign her own card for the children charity Thomas Coram Foundation. The campaign was launched and the cards were at auction on eBay. Riley revealed in May, 2014 that she had been a victim of an eight-month campaign of stalker abuse. The accused was 31 years old with a disorder called paranoid schizophrenia charged for a restraining order that prevented him from contacting with Riley.
Riley met Jamie Gilbert in Oxford University while they were studying together. The couple broke up in 2009 after four year long relationship. Later, they again patched up and were engaged after Jaime proposed to her on her birthday. She told the audiences about their engagement on the Countdown’s 25 February edition and their marriage was carried on 11 August 2012. Later, on 29 November 2013 Riley announced that she was having a divorce with her husband after their relationship for about 15 months. In September 2014, Riley was found dating with her boyfriend Pasha Kovalev. Till now, Riley does not have any kids.
Riley has posed in bikini a lot as a model throughout her career showing her hot and sexy figure which received a lot of attention in the market. Riley is not much active in Instagram but she has 421 thousand followers and has a lot of posts and photos in Twitter. She has a net worth of $5 million dollars. For more info about her bio, you can visit several wiki sites in the internet as well as other sites like IMDb.