Rachel Riley brings Maven Aria and Pasha Kovalev to Countdown studio

Rachel Riley brings baby Maven Aria and husband Pasha Kovalev to Countdown studios as she returns to work three months after giving birth

She welcomed her first child into the world late last year, just a few months after her secret wedding to Pasha Kovalev.

And Rachel Riley appeared over the moon as she brought her daughter Maven Aria and husband Pasha to Channel 4’s Countdown studios, which she documented in a sweet Instagram snap on Wednesday.

The mathematician, 34, and the professional dancer, 40, doted on their three-month-old as they posed alongside the TV iconic board, which spelled out the adorable little girl’s name and date of birth.  

‘First block back at work done and dusted’: Rachel Riley brought her daughter Maven Aria and husband Pasha Kovalev to Channel 4’s Countdown studios on Wednesday

Presenter Rachel shared her delight at introducing her family to her job following her maternity leave. 

The media personality captioned her post: ‘First block back at work done and dusted and I can still sum post baby… phew! 

‘Mave was busy melting hearts and Pash is a hero. The eternal on screen pregnancy has just a month to go! Now back to family time for us, we’re really loving it.’

Looking every inch the yummy mummy, the TV host sported a chic skater dress, teamed with black pointed heels.

She’s a fan! The mathematician, 34, recently shared an image of her baby girl watching her on TV as the current series was filmed during her pregnancy

Centre stage: The TV host has fronted the British game show since 2009, taking over from Carol Vorderman

Ballroom choreographer Pasha cut a typically casual figure as he cradled his cheery child, who was dressed in a yellow babygrow.

Rachel made her pregnancy news public last May, putting the Countdown set to good use for the announcement.

Rachel and Pasha announced the news of their first child’s arrival on Instagram in December, revealing Maven was two weeks overdue. 

Happy trio: The first-time mother welcomed her child into the world late last year, just a few months after her secret wedding to the professional dancer, 40

The excited parent shared a number of sweet snaps of the couple gazing adoringly at their little girl.

She captioned her post: ‘2 weeks after we were expecting her this little one finally made an appearance! Miss Maven (one who understands) Aria (lioness) Riley Kovaleva arrived on Sunday morning weighing in at 7lbs 4.

‘After keeping us waiting she came so quickly we didn’t have a chance to get to the hospital and was born in our bathroom with our amazing doula and wonderful St Mary’s midwives rushing over to be with us in to be nick of time!

‘She’s absolutely perfect and Pasha and I are in newborn bliss. Couldn’t be more in love #newborn #babygirl #maven #baby’.

The mathematician started dating former Strictly Come Dancing professional Pasha when they met and were partnered on the show five years ago in 2013, they went official in 2014.

Rachel ended her 16-month marriage to James Gilbert three months into the series. They had met while studying at the University of Oxford.

Pasha and Rachel tied the knot in a secret Las Vegas ceremony last summer.

Just the two of us: Pasha and Rachel tied the knot in a secret Las Vegas ceremony last summer

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