What?! Rachel Riley does NOT want to marry Strictly boyfriend Pasha Kovalev

Rachel Riley has revealed that she does not have plans to marry her Strictly Come Dancing boyfriend Pasha Kovalev.

We know. What?! Even WE want to marry Pasha and we're not even going out with him.


But Rachel, who met Pasha whilst she was a contestant on Strictly 2013 when she was his celebrity partner - and scandalously STILL married to her husband at the time - has revealed that she's in no rush to walk down the aisle with the Russian dancer.

Rachel and Pasha have been together for three years (Credit: Instagram/ Rachel Riley)

Rachel, who has worked on Countdown for nine years now after the departure of the legendary Carol Vorderman, told The Daily Express: "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."

N'aww. What a sweetie.

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Rachel, 31, added that she is still good friends with her ex-husband Jamie Gilbert, who she met at university.

She said of her ex-husband, whom she was married to for 16 months: "We are still good friends. You have to find the right person. It is better to find the right person than stay with the wrong person."

So true, Rachel.

Rachel was married for just 16 months to her ex-husband Jamie Gilbert (Credit: Getty Images)

At the time of her split in 2014, Rachel rubbished the idea of a "Strictly Curse", telling The Telegraph: "I don't think there's a Strictly curse, but it does serve as a magnifying glass that shows up pre-existing fault lines.

"Jamie and I had been with one another since I was 19, and we are still good friends, it was all amicable and he's been brilliant."

Well, you can't say fairer than that, can you!

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