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Rachel Riley has no plans to marry Pasha Kovalev

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Rachel Riley has no plans to marry Pasha Kovalev

Rachel Riley has no plans to marry her "perfect" boyfriend Pasha Kovalev.

The 'Countdown' star has confessed she has no interest in tying the knot with the 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional - who she was partnered with on the show in 2013 and began dating after splitting from her husband Jamie Gilbert - at the moment because their current life together is ideal.

She said: "We're happy and things are perfect as they are at the moment."

The 29-year-old beauty has been learning Pasha's native Russian as she wants to be able to converse with his family when she goes to visit them with him.

She told OK! magazine: "I would love to go to Russia with Pasha when I can speak the language better.

"His mum speaks Russian so I just thought it would be nice to try it."

Despite shooting five shows of countdown per day, Rachel - who studied mathematics at Oxford University - still finds time to invest in her language studies.

She added: "Hopefully I'm helping to get rid of stereotypes. You can be an Essex girl, wear dresses and like maths, too!"