Rachel Riley leaves Countdown studio with Pasha and daughter, 2, after filming return

Rachel Riley was spotted with her family in tow on Monday night as she exited the Countdown studios following her return to the show.

The presenter looked happy to be back filming the series after being away on maternity leave as she was photographed leaving filming with her husband Pasha Kovalev and their two year old daughter Maven.

Rachel was wearing a black, mid-length puffer coat, a matching tank top and sweatpants and a contrasting pink beanie and white trainers to complete the look.

The mum-of-two beamed as she linked arms with Pasha and held hands with daughter Maven, who was looked cute in a leopard print padded romper and red beanie.

Rachel was back at Countdown for the first time since giving birth to her baby daughter Noa — who was missing from the family line-up.

The eight-week old was delivered at home on 5 November to the delight of mum Rachel, who announced the news soon after on social media.

“We have some news…! Introducing Pasha's newest dance partner – baby Noa was finally born, 15 days after her due date, late on Friday night to the sound of fireworks!” Rachel wrote.

"She's totally adorable and her big sister Maven has already tried welcoming her to the world by offering Oatly and pickles, we think that's a good sign.

"Massive thanks to the wonderful home birth midwives team and my doula who looked after us all so well."

The Countdown star refers to daughter Noa as her “rainbow baby” after she suffered a miscarriage a year ago, which she opened up about on social media at the beginning of the month.

Sharing a sweet photo of her daughters turned towards each other smiling as they laid down, Rachel wrote: “This time last year I was shedding a tear for the baby that wasn’t meant to be..this year I was dancing around the living room to bonkers Russian New Year’s music with Pasha, his mum and two little girls in tow.

“Whether you’ve had a great last year or whether 2021 was a tough one, wishing you all a happy, healthy and better 2022 ahead #newyear #2021baby.”

Rachel has already had quite a busy month, returning to work and also celebrating her birthday on 11 January, which she spent with the kids at home.

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