Birth Name: Rachel Annabelle Riley
Place of Birth: Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 11 January, 1986
*Irish, English (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Rachel Riley is a British television presenter. She co-presents the shows Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Rachel was raised in the Thorpe Bay area of Southend-on-Sea. She has often spoken out against antisemitism.
Rachel is married to Russian professional Latin and ballroom dancer Pasha Kovalev, with whom she has a daughter.
An AncestryUK DNA test whose results Rachel displayed on her Twitter account stated that her genetic ancestry is:
*48% Great Britain
——–*Northern England & the Midlands
*48% European Jewish
——–*Western & Central Europe (Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Moravia)
*2% Germanic Europe
*1% Baltic States
*1% Middle East
Rachel’s maternal grandfather was Gerald Yoseph Kaye/Kolominsky (the son of Harry Kolominsky and Bella Simmons). Gerald was born in Hackney, London. Harry was the son of Nathan Kolominsky and Jane Dubosarski, who were from Cherkasy, Ukraine.
Rachel’s maternal grandmother was Anne Bella Morris (the daughter of Lou Morris and Celia Silbermintz).