Rachel Riley announces that she and Pasha Kovalev are expecting a second baby

Francesca Rice
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Watch: Rachel Riley pregnant with second child

Congratulations are in order for Rachel Riley, who has announced that she is expecting a second baby with husband Pasha Kovalev.

The Countdown star made use of the show's iconic board for her fun Instagram announcement on Wednesday (14 April) morning. 

Photo credit: David M. Benett / Contributor - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett / Contributor - Getty Images

In the photo, we see Rachel standing in front of the board with the letters spelling out "FITTRILEY", an anagram of the word "FERTILITY" that also conveniently includes her own last name, "RILEY". Clever! 

Meanwhile, the 35-year-old happily smiles at the camera, while cradling her growing baby bump.

In the caption, Rachel confirmed the happy news, saying: "A special teatime teaser! 馃

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"And your clue is... Riley had this to thank for the reason her clothes no longer fit her... 

"And it鈥檒l only get worse till Autumn! 馃槈馃寛馃懚馃徎."

She concluded her message with: "Happy, happy days for our little family @pashakovalev and future big sister Mave 鈽猴笍鉂わ笍."

The post has since been flooded with likes and messages of congratulations from fans. 

Rachel and former Strictly Come Dancing pro Pasha are already parents to daughter Maven, who they welcomed to the world in December 2019. They tied the knot in Las Vegas in 2019, after meeting on the BBC dance contest back in 2013. 

Congratulations to the happy couple!  

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