Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Rachel Riley Interview 2019…
Rachel Rile is an English TV Star and mathematician who co-presents the Channel 4 daytime puzzle show Countdown and its comedy spin-off 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
A mathematics graduate, her television debut came when she joined Countdown at age 22 in 2008.
She’s expecting her first child with dancer boyfriend Pasha Kovalev later this year.
In June 2019 they appeared together for the first time on Channel 4’s Gogglebox.
A survey commissioned by Shell’s Bright Ideas Challenge shows that over three quarters (76%) of UK parents would like their children to choose a career in STEM.
We caught up with Rachel to find out more about one of the most exciting years of her life…
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These survey findings come as over 300 school teams have been competing to become the national winners of The Bright Ideas Challenge, which challenges 11-14-year olds to imagine creative ideas to power the cities of the future, ensuring they are vibrant, healthy and clean places to live.
A rigorous judging process has whittled the entries down to the last 13 winning teams – who have already won £1,500 for their schools.
This Friday the regional winners will gather for a VIP STEM experience at Imperial College London where they will build prototypes of their ideas before Rachel Riley, Shell’s STEM Education Ambassador, crowns the National Champions and awards them £5,000 for their school.
With a passion for popularising maths and the sciences, she has gone on to co-present The Gadget Show on Channel 5 (2013–14) and It’s Not Rocket Science on ITV (2016).
In 2013 she was a contestant on the BBC celebrity dance show Strictly Come Dancing.
Interview by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 21st June 2019.