Rachel Riley joins the Sky Sports team

Rachel Riley has joined the Sky Sports team and is set to co-host the Premier League football coverage on Friday evenings

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Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley has joined the Sky Sports team.

The 'Countdown' co-presenter will now co-host the channel's Premier League football coverage on a Friday night.

The 30-year-old stunner shared her excitement for her new gig on Twitter on Sunday, writing: "Woohoo! Can't wait to get started! Is it Friday yet!?!!! @SkyFootball (sic)."

The TV beauty will helm the Friday night stints alongside 61-year-old Jeff Stelling, with whom she worked with on the Channel 4 game show for more than two years.

Speaking about the show and the newcomer on the company's website, the head of football at Sky Sports, Gary Hughes, said: "It's Sky Sports' biggest ever Premier League season and our viewers can enjoy the best matches, the best analysis and the best shows."

Elsewhere in Sky Sports presenter line-up, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has confirmed his return to the broadcaster as an expert analyst and commentator for the new Premier League season.

Speaking about his comeback, the 41-year-old pundit said: "I am delighted to be rejoining Sky Sports and can't wait for the start of the new football season, especially as there will be a variety of new programming on the channel."

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