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Rachel Riley flooded with support after sharing heartbreaking family tribute

The Countdown host marked her 36th birthday this week

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Sharnaz Shahid
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Rachel Riley has been flooded with sympathy after she shared a heartbreaking post where she reflected on her late loved ones. The Countdown star, who turned 36 on Tuesday, reflected on both her grandfathers and uncle - all of whom she shared her birthday month with.

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"As well as my birthday, this week would have been both of my grandads’ and my uncle’s birthdays, but now it’s just me left…" she wrote alongside a throwback picture of herself as a baby.

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"Having kids really makes you think about family. So many questions I wish I'd asked them! Happy birthday Zada for today, Grandad for Sunday and Uncle Simon for Saturday. Gone but never forgotten."

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Fans quickly inundated with the star with messages, with one writing: "May their memories forever be a blessing." Another said: "I also find I have so many questions I wish I had asked my close relations...but what a beautiful reminder you have in that photo."

A third post read: "My daughters, one a little older than you are lucky enough to have an uncle and aunty still here and we take every opportunity to get together."

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Rachel uploaded this sweet throwback snap

Earlier this week, on her birthday, Rachel shared details of her big day with followers, along with a brand new snapshot featuring her two girls Maven and Noa. "Well 36 was a WILD birthday!" Rachel joked. "Raving it up with the toddler in an empty ramen house was the highlight.

"Loved so many lovely messages, a chilled one with the family was just what the doctor ordered before back to work next week! Thanks for all the well wishes."

Rachel shares Noa and two-year-old Maven with her former Strictly partner, Pasha Kovalev. The couple started dating at the end of 2013 and went on to tie the knot in Las Vegas in June 2019.

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