Rachel Riley marries Pasha Kovalev in secret Las Vegas wedding

1 July 2019, 11:44

Pasha Kovalev and Rachel Riley wed in secret Las Vegas ceremony
Pasha Kovalev and Rachel Riley wed in secret Las Vegas ceremony. Picture: Getty

By Rory O'Connor

Rachel Riley has married Pasha Kovalev is a secret Las Vegas ceremony, the Countdown star has revealed.

The 33-year-old TV presenter took to Instagram to share the good news to her 398,000 followers.

Posting a snap alongside her 39-year-old husband Pasha, pregnant Rachel wrote: "Introducing the new Mr and Mrs Kovalev. We both said yes!"

Clutching a bouquet of red and white roses, Rachel and Pasha posed for a photo in front of a flower carousel in Las Vegas.

According to records from Clark County Nevada, the couple married on Friday.

Strictly Come Dancing star Katya Jones posted: “Congratulations!” while her co-star Janette Manrara said: “Woo Hoo!!! Congrats you beautiful people!”

The Chase quiz master Jenny Ryan took to Twitter to send her well wishes, posting: "Congratulations!"

Pasha Kovalev and Rachel Riley marry in Las Vegas
Pasha Kovalev and Rachel Riley marry in Las Vegas. Picture: Getty

Strictly Come Dancing professional Pasha first met Rachel during series 11 of the BBC show where the duo finished in 11th place back in 2013.

The pair took part in Channel 4's Celebrity Gogglebox last month, just weeks after Rachel shared huge news that she is expecting her first child later this year.

Sharing a cheeky photograph of the Countdown word-board, "proud maths geek" Rachel used the conundrum "R TINY MATE" to make her followers guess her big news.

While the anagram spelled maternity, the maths whiz gave away her secret in the post's caption, writing: "Pash and I have a conundrum for you...you have till December to work it out! We’re over the moon excited."

Pasha announced earlier this year that he will be leaving Strictly Come Dancing after eight years on the show, with more time to raise a family with wife Rachel.

Find out more about Rachel's new husband Pasha here