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08th Nov 2021

Countdown’s Rachel Riley welcome newborn baby girl

Baby Noa was born 15 days after her due date.

Rachel Riley and her partner Pasha Kovalev have welcomed the latest addition to their family – a baby girl.

Sharing the news on Twitter, the Countdown maths wiz wrote: “We have some news…!

“Introducing @PashaKovalev’s newest dance partner – baby Noa was finally born, 15 days after her due date, late on Friday night to the sound of fireworks.”

In a follow-up tweet she continued: “She’s totally adorable and her big sister Maven has already tried welcoming her to the world by offering Oatly and pickles, we think that’s a good sign.”

Rachel added: “Massive thanks to the wonderful home birth midwives team and my doula who looked after us so well.”

In another photo posted to Twitter, Rachel joked that her daughter bears a striking resemblance to Ole Gunnar Solskjær, a Norwegian football manager and striker.

She wrote: “PS is it just me or does she look a bit like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer here? Guess they didn’t call him the baby-faced assassin for nothing.”

Rachel began dating her dancing partner Pasha Kovalev shortly after their time together on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013.

The couple got married in Las Vegas in June 2019, and in December that year, they welcomed their first child together, a daughter who they named Maven Aria.