Countdown's Rachel Riley drops major hint about the gender of her baby - but is it a boy or a girl?

She delighted fans by revealing she's having her first child with Strictly boyfriend Pasha Kovalev and now Rachel Riley has teased the gender of their unborn baby on Celebrity Gogglebox.

Rachel, 33, and Pasha, 39, were discussing their little one - due in December - when the Countdown star dropped a major hint it's a girl.

"It’s too early," she said. "I can't see a penis."

But, the maths whizz quickly went back on her words, saying they don't know whether it's a boy or a girl.

"They said it was too early so I might just be insulting our son," she joked.

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Rachel and Pasha have always kept their relationship relatively low-key since they started dating in 2014 - one year after Rachel - who was married to her childhood sweetheart, Jamie Gilbert, at the time - was partnered with Pasha on Strictly Come Dancing.

So fans were delighted to be given a glimpse into what life is like for the couple - who were labelled "sweet" on Twitter as they conversed in Pasha's native language, Russian.

"Loving listening to Pasha and Rachel speaking in Russian. Thinking bambino Kovalev will be bilingual," one fan said.

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After eight "fantastic" years on the show, Pasha announced he was leaving his role as a professional dancer on Strictly earlier this year to "find a new challenge" and no doubt focus on being a dad.

If he was to appear on the upcoming series, Pasha would be in intense rehearsals during Rachel's last trimester.

Although they've been together for five years and have a baby on the way, Rachel has no plans to marry Pasha.

"I am in love now. I don’t feel I have to get married. I don’t think I need that pressure any more. I don't worry about getting married or whether he is taking a long time in the morning or whether he has done the dishes. That does not really bother me in the long term. I feel settled."


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