Rachel Riley is the numbers expert on Channel 4’s long-running quiz show Countdown.
Brought up in Thorpe Bay, Essex, Rachel Riley graduated from Oriel College Oxford with a degree in Mathematics, covering Quantum Theory, Fluid Mechanics and Applied Maths and was made a scholar in 2006.
In February 2010 Rachel appeared in the Channel 4 Dispatches programme Kids Don’t Count. The two-part documentary asked how and why we are failing Britain’s children when it comes to maths. Rachel visited a primary school in Bristol to help encourage the children to tackle their maths demons.
Rachel Riley is available for Awards Hosting to Conference Facilitating. Previous corporate work has included being a panelist on the Internet Explorer 8 Life Academy Competition 2010, guest presenting at the Police Bravery Awards, facilitating the Channel 4 Platform ‘Maths in Schools’ Debate linked to the Dispatches programme Kids Don’t Count, and being a celebrity guest for the Jersey Hospice Care Million Pound Lottery in Jersey.