Rachel Riley feels 'nervous' watching Pasha Kovalev on Strictly
6 November 2018 - 11:00 AM

Rachel Riley feels 'nervous' watching Pasha Kovalev on Strictly

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achel Riley feels "nervous" watching her boyfriend Pasha Kovalev dance with Ashley Roberts on "Strictly Come Dancing".

The 32-year-old TV presenter got together with the pro dancer after appearing on the Latin and ballroom show in 2013, but she makes herself "busy" when the BBC One programme is on nowadays so she doesn't have to see him with a celeb partner.

Speaking to Radio Times magazine, she said: "It's kind of left its mark.

"It just makes me feel nervous - so I make myself busy when it's on. I leave Pasha to it!"

The "Countdown" host insisted that while she can barely watch the Russian dancer on "Strictly", the pair love watching shows such as "The Great British Bake Off" together.

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She said: "With something like "Bake Off", we'll wait until we're both around and then watch it.

"Often I work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Manchester for "Countdown", so lately we've been watching "Bake Off" on Wednesday evening.

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"I'll come home and it's the first thing on. We're both vegan so we loved Vegan Week, and they had some Russian stuff this series, too.

"Pasha knew what all the breads were, and was telling me all about marriage breads and things like that."

While Rachel is anxious about seeing Pasha dance with other celebs on the show, fellow pro Gleb Savchenko recently insisted he would never cheat.

He previously said: "You know the only person who will never have a "Strictly" curse is Pasha.

"I think no matter who you give him he will never ever, ever have any attraction or anything, not even a flirty moment because he's such a reserved guy."

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