Rachel Riley is the numbers expert on Channel 4's long-running quiz show Countdown and a resident team member on the hit Channel 4 comedy show 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Rachel has appeared on Room 101, Top Gear and Would I Lie To You (BBC). She co-presented It’s Not Rocket Science for ITV and has appeared on several TV quiz shows raising money for charity including: Celebrity Mastermind, Pointless Celebrities (BBC 1), The Chase (ITV), The Bank Job, Million Pound Drop and Fifteen to One (Channel 4).
Rachel is an avid Manchester United fan. She presented Fantasy Football Club and Friday Night Football on Sky Sports in 2016-17 and has appeared on Football Focus (BBC 1), Soccer AM (Sky Sports) and Follow the Football (BT Sport). She has also presented shows on MUTV as well as featuring on BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT radio.
Brought up in Thorpe Bay, Essex, Rachel graduated with a degree in Mathematics, covering Quantum Theory, Fluid Mechanics and Applied Maths from Oriel College, Oxford.
Rachel has a keen interest in promoting maths and science to young people and has been involved in a number of national numeracy initiatives. She is involved with Premier League Primary Stars, an initiative designed to help develop children's skills and ambition both on and off the sports field.
Rachel’s professionalism, intellect and versatility make her ideal for a variety of corporate work, from hosting awards ceremonies to fronting PR campaigns.
Rachel’s corporate work has included fronting campaigns for Mind Sports International, Professional Contractors Group, National Lottery and the Post Office. She has hosted a numerous awards ceremonies and was invited to be a panelist on the Internet Explorer 8 Life Academy Competition.
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“Just wanted to say that it was a real pleasure working with Rachel last night at Wembley. She was on the ball and followed the brief perfectly, working hard over the entire evening. Rachel was a natural on stage and added great charisma and humour to the quiz delivery. I look forward to the opportunity to work with her again hopefully in the future.”
“Having worked with a lot of celebrities over the years I found Rachel to be one of the best. She spent a great deal of time reading and discussing the briefing notes beforehand and made sure she fully understood what we wanted. She thoroughly embraced the project and delivered exactly what was asked. She was also an absolute delight, friendly, down to earth and utterly professional. Rachel was interviewing teachers at an awards ceremony and spent the day, completely unscripted, engaging with all sorts of personalities consistently getting the responses we needed whilst ensuring the teachers really enjoyed the experience , I can assure you this was no mean feat. I would l have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Rachel.”
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