Rachel Riley: Countdown star begs for ‘help’ after experiencing ‘first parenting problem’

Rachel Riley, 33, is heavily pregnant with her and husband Pasha Kovalev’s, 39, first child and is due to give birth this month. However, although the couple’s little one hasn’t arrived yet, the Countdown presenter has admitted they have surprisingly already faced their “first parenting problem”.

The presenter took to Twitter to speak out about the issue as she jokingly suggested she wants her unborn baby to “move out”.

In view of her 656,000 followers, she wrote: “First parenting problem we’re up against…

“How do you get your kids to move out?”

The TV personality went on to call for help as she shared the impact her pregnancy cravings and staying inside resting has had on her bank balance.

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She added: “Mine’s stealing all my ramen and doughnuts, costing a bomb renting Christmas movies cause we can’t go out for long and taking up all my space.

“It’s minus ???? days old. Help!!!”(sic)

Fans took to the comments section to share their thoughts on Rachel’s pregnancy struggles.

One person wrote: “Enjoy the rest while you can! (this time last year I hated it when people told me that, but it’s true!) x.”


Another joked: “A good curry is supposed to help getting a kid out…”

“If you think it’s bad now, wait until you become the Bank of Mum and Dad,” a third fan commented.

Rachel recently shared another insight into her pregnancy with fans as she showed off her blossoming baby bump while wearing just a sports bra and black trousers.

The star smiled for the camera as she sat on her bed surrounded by baby gifts.

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She took the opportunity to thank those who had sent the presents and said she would be donating them to several charities.

Rachel wrote: “Gratioutous belly shots with thank yous alert!!!

“December is our baby’s birthday month(!!!), whenever it decides to make an appearance, so taking this last opportunity to thank the generous companies who’ve gifted us such gorgeous bits and bobs for our little one!

“We’re very grateful and as with all the gifts we’ve received we’ve made donations to charity to pay it forward and say thank you.


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“This time JK Rowling’s charity to get children out of orphanages and into family homes @wearelumos, and @littlevillagehq for families in London who need help clothing their little ones seemed appropriate.”

She continued: “Thanks to @adenandanais and @babymoriuk for the beautiful quality baby clothes, @bowandrattle for the vegan leather changing backpack, @ettaloves for the smart baby sensory blankets and @silkytots for the silken linens.

“Much appreciated, we’re very lucky.  Now all we need is the baby to try them #babystuff #gifts #decemberbaby.”

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