Strictly Come Dancing's Rachel Riley 'splits with husband after 16 months'

Published Friday, Nov 29 2013, 09:37 GMT  |  By  |  1 comment
Strictly Come Dancing contestant Rachel Riley has reportedly split with her husband after just 16 months of marriage.

Rachel, who stars on Countdown, is said to have grown apart from Jamie Gilbert, who she tied the knot with in August 2012 following an on/off courtship spanning seven years.

Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Rachel Riley

© BBC / Ray Burmiston

The maths genius is said to have stunned millionaire Jamie, family and friends with the news but insisted that no-one else is involved in the separation.

A source told The Sun: "Rachel just told him they had grown apart." Rachel's spokesman has declined to comment on the reports.

Rachel was partnered with professional dancer Pasha Kovalev in the current series of Strictly Come Dancing, however they were voted off earlier this month.

The star rose to fame in 2009 after landing a job as Carol Voderman's replacement on C4 show Countdown.

Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev leave Strictly Come Dancing. November 3, 2013.

© BBC / Guy Levy

Rachel and Pasha were voted out of Strictly on 3 November

Despite not having any television experience, Rachel impressed bosses and now graces our screens every weekday afternoon.

Her job means she has to work away from home for six days each week.

Rachel got straight As at school but had no dancing experience when she signed up to this year's Strictly.

She did, however, learn a choreographed routine for her wedding day in 2012.

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