There's no denying that Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev are looking forward to the arrival of their first child together. Over the weekend, the Countdown presenter shared a lovely picture on Twitter of the latest gift she received - an adorable babygrow with the words "I am a numbers person" emblazoned across it. The gift was sent by UK charity National Numeracy as a thank you for her support of National Numeracy Day. "This is too cute!!!! Thank you @Nat_Numeracy," tweeted the pregnant star. The snap showed Rachel placing the outfit on her blossoming baby bump - and she looked glowing!
Rachel Riley shared this new picture on Twitter
Fans rushed to post sweet messages, with one follower saying: "Starting them early Rachel, but where is the baby Strictly outfit?" Another remarked: "Sweet. Hope you and bump are being thoroughly spoilt." A third post read: "Congratulations Rachel! I'm sure your child will be blessed! I've got twins! Twice the love twice the work!" One other follower poked fun at the Manchester United T-shirt, visible in the photo, writing: "I'm sorry, that's obviously cute but I couldn't help to notice the ManU shirt. Do you really sit on it when you're on PC? That's so cool. Proper motivation."
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Pasha and Rachel surprised their fans at the end of June, when they announced that they had secretly tied the knot during a holiday in Las Vegas. The couple, who met on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013, shared their happy news on Instagram, with Rachel writing: "Introducing the new Mr and Mrs Kovalev. We both said yes!"
Both Rachel and Pasha are expecting their first child together
Rachel revealed her pregnancy news in May, with a sweet Countdown-themed post on social media. Sharing a photo of herself cradling her baby bump as she posed in front of the famous letters board, which spelled out "R TINY MATE" - an anagram of the word 'maternity' - she wrote: "Pash and I have a conundrum for you. You have till December to work it out! We're over the moon excited."
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Speaking to the Radio Times last year, Rachel gushed about her romance with the Russian dancer. "I am in love now," she shared. "I don't feel I have to get married. I don’t think I need that pressure any more. I don't worry about getting married or whether he is taking a long time in the morning or whether he has done the dishes. That does not really bother me in the long term. I feel settled." She added in the interview: "I don't feel the need to do it again. If I'm with someone and I'm happy, that's enough." And touching on children briefly, she said: "I don't see myself with or without children - whatever will be, will be."
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