Countdown star Rachel Riley shares gorgeous bump photos in a stunning dress after announcing baby news

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Countdown star Rachel Riley has showed off her blossoming baby bump in two separate photos.

The gorgeous mum-of-one recently announced the exciting news that she’s getting set to welcome baby number two with husband Pasha Kovalev.

Rachel, 35, announced the happy news on her Twitter and Instagram pages as she posted a photo of herself in front of a Countdown conundrum – in the same way she opted to announce her pregnancy with first child Maven.

In the beautiful new photos, Rachel can be seen on the Countdown set in two separate outfits; one blue, and one red.

In the first, the star poses in the patterned blue dress and smiles at the camera, while in the second she stuns in red and snaps a selfie with her baby bump on show.

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“Nice being able to breathe again at work! No more stomach holding in, phew!” Rachel penned as the caption of the snaps.

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In the photos, Rachel beams from ear to ear and wears her blonde hair in loose curls, with a glamorous makeup look in each image.

As Rachel announced her happy news earlier this week, she shared a photo standing next to the Countdown board.

She cradled her bump in a floral dress and told her legion of followers: “A special teatime teaser!

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

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“And it’ll only get worse till Autumn!” She went on: “Happy, happy days for our little family @pashakovalev and future big sister Mave”.

Rachel and her former Strictly Come Dancing husband Pasha, 41, were flooded with messages of congratulations in the comments section.

One fan wrote: “Wow congratulations” followed by a party popper and red heart emoji.

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While another added: “Huge congratulations to you and the whole family.”

As a third joked: “Don't think many people's clothes fit them any more for different reasons! Congratulations on your special news.”

The couple are already proud parents to daughter Maven, who Rachel gave birth to in the bathroom of their home in December 2019.

Rachel recently revealed in a candid chat with OK! that her little one has already started to understand Russian.


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She explained: “Pasha only speaks to her in Russian, unless we’re all together.

“His mum and a lot of his family don’t speak English, so he wants her to be able to speak to her family. It’s the only time when she’ll be able to learn Russian without an accent.

“She understands in both languages. If you ask her to roar like a lion in English or Russian, she’ll do it – she doesn’t bat an eyelid! She can’t say much yet, but she definitely understands everything.”

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