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Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev reach new family milestone - see photo

The proud Countdown host shared a new photo on social media

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev have celebrated a huge family milestone - their youngest daughter Noa has taken her very first steps!

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The Countdown star took to Instagram to share a very sweet picture showing the eight-month-old tentatively walking in a play pit. In the caption, Rachel gushed: "Proud mum baby spam alert - 8 month 6 day old Noa took her first steps today [heart eyes emojis] we're in trouble now! @pashakovalev."

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Fans were quick to comment, with many sympathising with Rachel having to be more "alert". One follower said: "Wow – it's terrifying because they're clueless [laughing emojis] Mine was 9 months old… and it killed me."

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Another added: "My son walked at 8 months, you have to have eyes in the back of your head." A third post read: "Oh wow! That's early! Clever baby! The weekend could be interesting!"

The milestone moment comes nearly two weeks after Rachel and Pasha marked their third wedding anniversary. Sharing a never-before-seen photo from their wedding, Rachel said: "What happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas. 3 years married to this gorgeous man, and counting! Celebrations to follow @pashakovalev."

rachel riley baby noa first steps© Photo: Instagram

Rachel shared this snap of little Noa taking her first steps

The TV presenter 36, and the professional dancer, 42, met on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013. They surprised fans by tying the knot in an intimate ceremony in Las Vegas on 28 June 2019, before they had even announced their engagement. They have since become parents to two little girls, little Noa and two-year-old Maven.

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Rachel recently spoke about her experience of the Strictly 'curse' having married Pasha. During her time on the show, the TV star announced her split from her first husband Jamie Gilbert. Shortly after the series, she and Pasha confirmed they were in a relationship.

rachel riley pasha kovalev tusk ball© Photo: Getty Images

The couple share two young daughters

Speaking to the Sunday Times Magazine, the blonde beauty expressed her feelings about the Strictly 'curse', the idea that celebrities tend to fall in love with their professional partners, arguing that it wasn't the right term for her experience.

Rachel teased: "Are you calling my babies a curse? That's not right!" The maths whiz went on: "If you have cracks, Strictly can expose them. It gave me the distance to make the break that was going to happen anyway."

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