Rachel Riley shows off baby bump in beautiful lilac gown at New York event with husband Pasha Kovalev

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PREGNANT Rachel Riley is counting down the days as she shows off her baby bump in the BIG apple.

The Countdown star, 33, who is expecting her first child with her former Strictly pro husband, Pasha Kovalev, 38, made a rare appearance with the dancer, at the sixth Annual Algemeiner J100 Gala at Gotham Hall, in New York.

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Rachel Riley’s gorgeous long lilac dress showed off her baby bumped perfectly[/caption]

The normally low-key couple announced they were set to become parents for the first time in May when Rachel announced the pregnancy news on her Instagram account.

Rachel posed in front of a board of letters spelling out the words ‘r tiny mate’, an anagram of the word ‘maternity.’

Riley recently revealed she feared her baby had stopped moving due to her stress from vicious anti-Semitic trolling.

The Oxford University maths graduate has become a hate figure among many on the Left for her vocal criticism of the Labour Party.

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Rachel and her husband Pasha attended an event in New York for influential Jews[/caption]

She revealed: “I found out I was pregnant in April and that was around the time of the Boycott Rachel Riley campaign.

“They had a petition to have me silenced but I was like, ‘What are you on about?’.

“And the day I was going for my scan my baby was kicking and I was excited. It was excited.”

But that excitement stopped when she publicly endorsed a BBC Panorama documentary that was damning of the Labour party.

The TV star announced her pregnancy in May in true Countdown style


She said: “The week of the Panorama documentary it got really f*****g ugly. It was disgusting.

Rachel is one of a number of celebrities to have vowed to block social media trolls and starve them of publicity.

Among other stars involved in the campaign are Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden and Countdown’s Nick Hewer.

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Rachel and Pasha were married in a secret Las Vegas ceremony in July[/caption]

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The couple met when Rachel appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013[/caption]


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