Rachel Riley is the numbers expert on Channel 4’s long-running quiz show Countdown.
She is a team member on the C4 hit comedy panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, hosted by Jimmy Carr.
Away from Countdown, Rachel presents Friday Night Football and Fantasy Football Club on Sky Sport.
Brought up in 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‘.
Rachel has a keen interest in promoting maths and science to young people. She makes frequent school visits and has been involved in a number of numeracy initiatives.
Rachel is a regular guest on many prime-time shows including:
- Celebrity Mastermind
- Room 101
- Top Gear
- Pointless Celebrities
- The Bank Job
- Million Pound Drop
- Would I Lie to You
- The Chase
- Fifteen to One
- Celebrity Squares
In 2013, Rachel was a contestant on BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing‘.
Previous corporate work has included being a panellist on the Internet Explorer 8 Life Academy Competition, guest presenting at the Police Bravery Awards, facilitating the Channel 4 Platform ‘Maths in Schools’ and being a celebrity guest for the Jersey Hospice Care Million Pound Lottery in Jersey.
Rachel Riley is available for Awards Hosting and Conference Facilitating.