Rachel Riley dating Strictly Come Dancing star
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 September 2014
Rachel Riley is dating her ex-'Strictly Come Dancing' partner, Pasha Kovalev
Rachel Riley is dating her ex-'Strictly Come Dancing' partner.
The 28-year-old 'Countdown' host has reportedly fallen "head over heels" for professional dancer Pasha Kovalev.
The couple met when Pasha was selected as Rachel's partner on the popular BBC One show and their romance blossomed after the star split from her husband Jamie Gilbert.
When asked by The Sun on Sunday if the pair got together after Rachel and Jamie split, Pasha said: "That's what happened.
"I don't want to make any personal comment. I would like people to focus on the show, it is going to be brilliant."
Pasha and Rachel have reportedly been spending a lot of time together since becoming an item earlier in the summer.
A source said: "He is really excited and has been telling friends he is in love and she could be the one. They're very happy together.
"They were definitely not an item at the time of the split, but they stayed in touch after the show and eventually romance blossomed."
The source continued: "They have been keeping it quiet. Rachel is cautious because she doesn't want to upset Jamie.
"But her and Pasha's relationship is going well and people on the programme have been talking about it. Pasha has been like an excited kid and can't keep the smile off his face because of Rachel."