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Rachel Riley

Photo Credit: Verri Media Production Ltd and Alan Strutt 

 

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. 

She has appeared on Room 101, Top Gear and Would I Lie To You (BBC). She co-presented The Gadget Show (Five) and It's Not Rocket Science (ITV) and has appeared on several TV quiz shows raising money for charity including: Celebrity Mastermind, Pointless Celebrities (BBC 1), The Chase and Tipping Point (ITV), The Bank Job, Million Pound Drop, Celebrity Call Centre, Fifteen to One (Channel 4).

Rachel is an avid Manchester United fan. She has presented Fantasy Football Club and Friday Night Football on Sky Sports. She has made guest appearances on Football Focus (BBC 1), Soccer AM (Sky Sports) and Follow the Football (BT Sport) and regularly presents shows on MUTV as well as featuring on BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT radio.

Rachel has recently been at the forefront of the campaign against antisemitism after being targeted on social media. She delivered a speech at the Holocaust Educational Trust in parliament which was subsequently published in the Times.

With a keen interest in promoting maths and science to young people, Rachel has been involved in a number of National Numeracy initiatives. She is particularly passionate about getting girls involved in STEM subjects. Rachel 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 with resources for girls and boys aged 5-11 years old. She is also a Global Ambassador for Grassroots Soccer, an adolescent health organization that leverages the power of football to educate, inspire, and mobilize youth in developing countries. 

Brought up in Thorpe Bay, Essex, Rachel graduated from Oriel College, Oxford, with a degree in Mathematics, covering Quantum Theory, Fluid Mechanics and Applied Maths.

 

SPECIALIST AREAS

SCIENCE
It’s Not Rocket Science, degree in Mathematics from Oriel College Oxford. 

SPORT
Friday Night Football, Fantasy Football Club, avid Manchester United fan.