Share this article Share Dance diva: Rachel, seen here with Pasha, left Strictly Come Dancing after six weeks in the competition but their chemistry was hard to ignore A friend of the year-old's said he wanted their relationship to work out. On Sunday, Jamie was spotted cycling away from the family home in Essex, looking a little down in the dumps. It was the first time the year-old has been pictured since the split.
He had wrapped up warm in a grey beanie hat, padded coat and tracksuit bottoms. Jamie Gilbert was pictured cycling away from the family home on Sunday It was reported that the TV star had danced for Professor Stephen Hawking at a private bash at comedian Jimmy Carr's home with Pasha, 33, two weeks ago. She was rehearsing with him when Jimmy messaged her with the idea, before they attended together and sat drinking tequila. The presenter is said to have developed a friendship with Pasha during her time on the popular BBC1 show.
It's the first time Jamie has been pictured since the split But friends have suggested her marriage to the former public schoolboy began faltering months ago. Her hectic work schedule is believed to have triggered problems, with James said to be increasingly frustrated at the long periods of time they spent apart.
Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev are reported to have developed a close friendship while appearing on the BBC1 show Having replaced Carol Vorderman on the Channel 4 quiz show four years ago, Miss Riley spends much of her time filming in Manchester. A spokesman for the star, who was voted off in week five, confirmed the split.
He added that he was frequently alone at home in Essex looking after their cats Rafa, Beasty and Becks, which they adopted from a rescue centre and to which he is allergic. Yesterday, sources on the dance show said: Countdown's maths genius Rachel is the latest in a long line of celebrities and dancers to fall foul of the curse of Strictly Come Dancing Strike a pose in strappy metallic sandals Metallic multi-strap sandals Shop the look below She may be best known for her mathematical mind, but it seems Countdown's Rachel Riley, who is set to make her Strictly Come Dancing debut tonight, may also be a ballroom natural.
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