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Photo Credit: Ruth Crafer
and Verri Media Production Ltd


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 ALSO PRESENTS FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AND FANTASY FOOTBALL CLUB ON SKY SPORTS. 

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. As well as presenting on Sky Sports she has appeared on Football Focus (BBC 1), Soccer AM (Sky Sports) and Follow the Football (BT Sport). She has 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 with resources for girls and boys aged 5-11 years old. 



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

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