Rachel Riley and husband Pasha dote over adorable newborn daughter on family outing

Countdown's math wiz Rachel Riley, 35, and former Strictly pro Pasha Kovalev, 41, were pictured out this week for the first time as a family of four.

The couple recently welcomed their second daughter Noa, born on bonfire night (5 November) and Rachel introduced her to the world on Instagram, where the TV personality said: "We have some news…!

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

The pair are already parents to daughter Maven, 23 months.

The foursome stepped out this week for a sweet family stroll as the couple swapped baby and toddler duties.


Rachel sported a bright pink coat over a black top, along with black trousers and black trainers, while she also donned a black beanie and sunglasses.

She carried baby Noa in a red and black plaid baby carrier, while pushing Maven – who looked adorable in a navy hat, silver coat and heart-shaped sunglasses – along on a scooter.

Meanwhile, Pasha wore khaki chinos and a navy blue top and coat on the outing, where at one point he cradled little Noa in his arms.


The two week old little girl was dressed in a zebra print baby bro with a colourful hat on her head, as she slept soundly.

Rachel and Pasha met on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013 and went on to get married in Las Vegas in 2019.

Both Maven and Noa were home birthed, something Rachel is very proud of.


As she introduced Noa on Instagram, Rachel also wrote: "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.

"Massive thanks to the wonderful home birth midwives team and my doula who looked after us all so well."

Appearing on ITV's Lorraine today, Friday, 19 November, she spoke about her new book Sixes and Sevens and about also spoke about her home birth.

She told Lorraine: "The first time, I accidentally had Maven in the bathroom, and the midwives at that point said that if you have another baby, don't even try and get to the hospital."


Knowing what to do for the birth of baby Noa she continued: "It was great, it was about fours hours, and she popped out, and the midwives got around about 45 minutes before with the gas and air."

"And then Pasha made me tea and toast in bed and tucked me in."

Lorraine added: "As if you couldn't love him anymore."

Taking to Instagram, Rachel has said that despite being on maternity leave from Countdown, viewers will still get to see her on their screens until December as there is a catalogue of pre-recorded episodes.

Fans commented on how well she looked and to wish her and the entire family all the best.

One said: "Lovely! You look so happy and well. congratulations!"

"Looking amazing, happy motherhood, suits you," an elated fan said.

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