Countdown star Rachel Riley, 33, told Lorraine Kelly, 59, the show’s lexicographer Susie Dent, 54, was “filth” and brought out her boyfriend Pasha’s naughty side. Lorraine and Rachel discussed the latter’s tenth anniversary on the show in which the host highlighted that Pasha, 38, had been “naughty” on the show. Rachel replied: “He has, well it’s Susie Dent’s fault really”, adding she was “absolute filth”. Also during the show, Lorraine quizzed Rachel about her own “naughty side”.

The host said to Rachel: “You can also be a bit naughty as well, which is great!”

“Maybe,” Rachel replied coyly.

Lorraine responded: “Yeah, you do. You have a bit of a naughty side and why not?

“That’s the funny thing about Countdown because you don’t know what letters are going to come out of there.

“And of course there’s going to be words that are going to make you laugh.”

Rachel then promised: “I have been through my collection of naughty Countdown words and I will be posting some filth to celebrate my 10th anniversary.”

And the blonde beauty stuck to word, as yesterday she took to Twitter to share her most embarrassing moments with rude words.

Rachel captioned the pictures: “Celebratory 10 years of rude @C4Countdown words as promised! Do with them, what you will!”

One fan responded to her snaps, asking: “What’s a Cum budgie? I’m genuinely interested!!!”

Rachel replied: “Not sure there’s an exact definition but fair to say I’ve been dealings with a few of them on here lately.”

The blonde beauty also shared a snap of her gifts she received from her co-stars.

Rachel beamed for the camera as she showcased her personalised card and flowers.

She commented: “Today marks 10 years on screen for me at @C4Countdown Countdown!!!!

“I’ve loved every minute, well 30 seconds! A lot has changed over the last 10 years but the support from the public hasn’t. Thanks all, here’s to 10 more #mathsgeek.”

Rachel was given the flowers as a surprise during yesterday’s edition of the Channel 4 show.

Countdown airs weekdays on Channel 4 from 2.10pm.

Rachel Riley: Five facts you didn’t know about the Countdown star

Before she was famous:

Rachel Riley was born in Rockford, Essex. She studied mathematics at Oriel College, Oxford, gaining an upper second-class honours degree. The Countdown star’s education helped her get a job performing statistical analysis for a price comparison start-up company.

TV career:

Rachel Riley rose to fame on Channel 4 show Countdown, replacing veteran maths whizz Carol Vorderman at the age of just 22. She went on to co-present 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and The Gadget Show. In 2013, she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing with her now-partner Pasha Kovalev. She was eliminated in week six of the show. The TV star also recently starred as an agony aunt in Channel 4’s Celebrity Call Centre for Stand Up to Cancer.

Love life:

Rachel is in a relationship with Pasha Kovalev. The couple met during her stint on Strictly Come Dancing when they danced together on the BBC show. Before her relationship with the Strictly Come Dancing professional, she was married to Jamie Gilbert for 16 months. They met while they were both studying at the University of Oxford. James proposed to her in 2011 and they tied the knot a year later.

Social Media:

The Countdown star often shares her views about controversial topics on Twitter. In the past, she has given her say on topics from anti-semitism to football. She also regularly replies to her social media fans, good and bad comments.


Rachel has no children and said plans for a baby with Pasha are “not on my radar” in an interview with the Daily Mail earlier this year. She said: “All my friends are getting pregnant at the moment. That’s good for them, but it’s currently not on my radar. I don’t know about the future.”



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