Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev welcome second child

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Rachel Riley has announced the arrival of her second child with husband Pasha Kovalev.

The Countdown presenter and the former Strictly Come Dancing professional welcomed their daughter Noa at their home on 5 November - 15 days after her due date.

Rachel announced Noa's arrival on Monday by sharing pictures of them and their 22-month-old daughter Maven with the newborn on social media.

"We have some news...!" she began the caption. "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!

"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 homebirth midwives team and my doula who looked after us all so well.

"Ps thanks too to my namesake @rachelrileyuk for the lovely rainbow baby clothes for our gorgeous rainbow baby. Our family feels complete now she's here."

Rachel and Pasha met when they were partnered on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013. She separated from her husband Jamie Gilbert during the show's run and began dating Pasha, who left the series in 2018, after it ended in December. They got married in Las Vegas in June 2019 and welcomed their first child, Maven Aria, that December.

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