Rachel Riley Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Feb, 2019
Facts of Rachel Riley
Date of Birth: 1986 , January-11
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: England
Name Rachel Riley
Birth Name Rachel Annabelle Riley
Father Christopher Riley
Mother Celia Riley
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Rochford
Ethnicity White
Profession Television presenter
Net Worth $4 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown
Body Measurements 34-26-30
Weight in KG 57 KG
Affair with Pasha Kovalev
Boyfriend Pasha Kovalev
Married Yes
Married to Jamie Gilbert (m. 2012)
Divorce Jamie Gilbert (m. 2013)
Education Oriel College, Oxford
TV Show Countdown Since 1982
Siblings Alex Riley
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Rachel Riley is an English television presenter who serves as a presenter for the Channel 4 daytime puzzle show Countdown. She also worked for The Gadget Show on Channel 5, Rachel Riley is known best for her presenting skills and beauty on screen.

Rachel Riley's Early Life And Career 

Rachel Riley was born to accountant father Christopher and mother Celia on 11th January 1986. She has a brother and her mother is Jewish. Rachel, however, considers herself as non-religious. She also participated in the dance show Strictly Come Dancing.

Born on Rochford, Essex, she grew up in Thorpe Bay area. Rachel did her schooling from the Thorpe Hall School and then attended the Southend High School for Girls. She obtained four A’s at A-level there. She then studied at the Oriel College, Oxford and gained an upper second-class honors degree in mathematics. Her career started with an internship in the Deutsche Bank in The City. Citing a dislike for the environment, she moved towards the entertainment business.

This sexy beauty became the co-host of Countdown alongside Nick Hewer and has since presented over 1000 episodes of the show. She cites her mother for being the reason to show interest on the show and applied for the numbers part of the game. She was chosen from among more than a thousand participants. Despite criticism, she has been doing her job well. She also did numbers on the show 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.  She then started presenting The Gadget Show aired on Channel 5 since June 2013. She left the show on 25th April 2014. She started appearing on the eleventh series of the BBC One, ballroom dancing show Strictly Come Dancing since September 2013. She was partnered with Pasha Kovalev and was the 5th one to be eliminated from the show. She was recruited by Royal Mail to work as a mathematical advisor to plan the trips of holidaymakers since 26th June 2009.

Rachel Riley's Net Worth And Earnings 

Rachel Riley's net worth as per estimation made by various online sources is believed to be over $4 million, in 2019.  Riley got a $10000 a year cloth budget form Countdown then, but now its $14000 a year. 

Rachel Riley's Personal Life And Relationship

Rachel Riley has been involved in the charity Thomas Coram Foundation for Children. As far as her personal life is concerned, Riley is a supporter of Manchester United. When studying in the Oxford University, Riley met Jamie Gilbert.

After a four and half year relationship, the couple split on 2009. They rekindled their relationship and engaged after he proposed to her on her birthday. They got engaged on 25th February. They got married on 11th August 2012. After problems came up in their marriage, the couple split after a marriage of 15 months on 29th November 2013.

The couple has had no children.  She has since been known to be in a relationship with her Strictly Come Dancing partner Pasha Kovalev after the divorce from her husband. They have been together since September 2014 and still sharing the strong bond of love. Her sexuality too seems to be straight as far as speculations and news about her are concerned.

Rachel Riley's Body Measurement 

Rachel Riley has a height of 5 feet 7 inches 

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