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Rachel Riley awarded £50,000 after Countdown presenter branded an 'abuser' by blogger
Rachel Riley, 36, has been awarded £50,000 in damages after winning a libel claim against Mike Sivier over an article claiming the Countdown star was a "serial abuser".The Channel 4 star sued the political blogger after he published an article in January 2019.The individual published an article on his website Vox Political in January 2019 with the headline: "Serial abuser Rachel Riley to receive 'extra protection - on grounds that she is receiving abuse."The blogger had originally defended the libel claim on the grounds of truth and honest opinion as well as public interest.His article discussed tweets as part of an online debate on antisemitism in the Labour party, including ones written by the Countdown star herself, during an exchange with a 16-year-old called Rose, with the messages dated between December 2018 and January 2019.A judge had previously found that Sivier's article would be read as claiming Rachel "engaged upon, supported and encouraged a campaign of online abuse and harassment of a 16-year-old girl", allegations vehemently denied by the Countdown star.Sivier defended the libel claim arguing he had "reasonable belief" it was in the public interest to publish the accusations in the article.In a judgement delivered today, Mrs Justice Steyn ruled in favour of Rachel, granting her £50,000 in damages as well as an injunction requiring Sivier to remove the article and never repeat the accusations.During the trial in July, Rachel said the amount of abuse she received online increased significantly from January 2019, saying it was "horrendous".In January 2021, Mrs Justice Collins Rice struck out all three of Mr Sivier’s defences, finding that they had "no prospect" of succeeding.However, Mr Sivier won a challenge
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Countdown's Rachel Riley addresses family 'mistake' with husband Pasha 'Reliant on me'
The star said: “I remember filming Countdown and she'd have to come with me to the studio and I'd feed during breaks. “I made a promise to myself that we'd wean Noa faster and encouraged her to take a bottle nice and early and it's been so much better for her and for me this time round. "I do still pump but giving her a bottle just means that she's not tied to me, and she isn't left crying and hungry if I have to film on a job. She added to Hello! magazine: “That was the biggest thing we did differently and it was the most challenging to do."Rachel has co-presented Channel 4’s Countdown since 2009 and its comedy spin-off 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown since 2012.She met husband Pasha in 2013 after competing alongside him in BBC hit show Strictly Come Dancing.The pair later married in Las Vegas on 28 June 2019 with their first daughter being born on 15 December 2019.The couple welcomed their second daughter on 5 November 2021.In March, Pasha, who is Russian, shared his thoughts on the conflict just after it broke out. He had reposted a message from @Riseupwiththearts, in full view of his 46,100 followers.In the caption, the dancer encouraged his fans to “come together.”He said: “The current situation in Ukraine hits too close to home for the both of us as Russian nationals. "Our passport may say one thing but out hearts are with our family, friends and everyone still in Ukraine that are fighting for their freedom and lives."He added: "We will need your support now more than ever.“Let’s come together and make a difference through Art!”The post itself was written by Pasha and Anya Garnis, who run the upcoming show Rise Up With the Arts together.The two are both Russian nationals and former dance partners.It continues: “It
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Strictly's tensest moments - Shirley Ballas 'sexism', rivalries and fiery on-air rows
Strictly Come Dancing has delivered in providing TV audiences with Saturday night entertainment and some truly unforgettable performances and moments.First airing in 2004, the epic BBC competition seemed like a show like no other, with its jaw-dropping spectacles, impeccable wardrobes and witnessing a whole host of celebs - good or bad - take to the dance floor.Viewers can sometimes even forget that the show is a competition, and outside of its glitz and glam, there's no doubt unexpected rivalries, behind-the-scenes chaos, and ongoing feuds have led to some very intense moments.READ MORE: Strictly curse babies – Rachel Riley's sweet arrival, health woes and pregnancy rumoursDaily Star digs deep and takes a look at some of Strictly's most notorious bust-ups and vendettas over the show's 20 series.Strictly's head judge Shirley Ballas has hit back at allegations of sexism after saying she would have saved Richie Anderson over Fleur East in this years Strictly.The judge was hit with a wave of anger from fans over some of her comments about the female celebs, particularly of Ellie Taylor.Even pro dancer Nikita Kuzmin called out Shirley for her remarks, and some viewers even demanded Shirley be sacked.Taking to Twitter, She explained that while the nasty comments made her "resilient", a "wall goes up".Shirley insisted that she "doesn't have a mean bone in [her] body" and that her comments come from 45 years of experience in the tough dancing world." Gorka was fuming when he wasn’t given a celebrity partner in 2019 after winning with Katie Piper the year before.So, when footballer Alex Scott’s professional partner, Neil Jones, was injured in training, he was even madder when he wasn’t chosen to replace him.Instead, Strictly
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Strictly curse babies – Rachel Riley's sweet arrival, health woes and pregnancy rumours
Strictly Come Dancing has seen its fair share of new and fledgling romances – thanks, in part, to the so-called Strictly curse.From Seann Walsh’s snog with Katya Jones while both partners were still in relationships to rumours of romance between Giovanni Pernice and Rose Ayling-Ellis after she split from her boyfriend, there’s very little the curse hasn’t touched.But some happy couples have even been lucky enough to welcome babies together after dancing with their partners on the BBC show.READ MORE: Strictly Matt Goss' life - saving fan's life, Hollywood sibling and 20k flight for dogFrom Stacey Dooley to Rachel Riley, we take a look at the Strictly curse babies so far…Countdown star Rachel Riley shares two children with her former dance partner Pasha Kovalev – a two year old daughter Maven, and one-year-old Noa.Sharing the happy news of her son’s arrival on social media, Rachel wrote: “We have some news…! Introducing Pasha's newest dance partner - baby Noa was finally born, 15 days after her due date, late on Friday night to the sound of fireworks!“She's totally adorable and her big sister Maven has already tried welcoming her to the world by offering Oatly and pickles, we think that’s a good sign."Rachel explained that they welcomed Noa after she suffered a miscarriage, labelling him a “rainbow baby” as she thanked her home birth midwife for helping during the delivery.Since then, Rachel has even introduced her daughter Maven to her Countdown pals.But she insists she doesn’t want her babies referred to as a “curse”, as it’s “not right”.If you have been affected by this story, advice and support can be found at Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity).
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Countdown's Rachel Riley asks 'should we be worried?' as suspicious parcel found backstage
Rachel Riley, 36, has taken to Twitter with a baffling post, asking whether "we should be worried", as she snapped a shot of a curious looking parcel in the lobby of the Channel 4 offices.The Countdown favourite asked her 692,700 Twitter followers for their thoughts on the oddly-shaped package.The star wrote: "Should we be worried?" while the large parcel could be seen near a window at the studios.It didn't take long before a cohort of her followers jumped on to the post to share their jokes and comments. @BakuraOfKulElna jibed: "How did you find out where the Tories have hidden the economy?"@Olafdedig posted: "Is that how Jimmy Carr is shipped ?"Some fans noted that the shape of the parcel curiously matched that of Doctor Who's evil villain, the Dalek.@SchizoDuckie joked: "Daleks can't hurt you if they're still in plafic wrap." @JakeCross1977 penned: "Exterminate! Exterminate!"@Paulgkk said: "Where's the Doctor when you need him?"It's not the first time Rachel has taken to Twitter in shock this week. She took to the opinion-sharing platform to express her views about Russian president Vladimir Putin after the world leader made threats about the possibility of nuclear war.He warned that he would use all options at his disposal to protect Russia's "territorial integrity". The maths whizz made no secret of her dislike of Putin when she told her 692,800 Twitter followers: "Forever rot."Rachel made her point as she reposted a tweet by Max Seddon, the Moscow Bureau Chief at the Financial Times, which had announced: "Putin is finally speaking."To defend the country and the people, we will use all the means at our disposal.'"Rachel, who has been in opposition to the Ukraine war, reacted to the news by urging the President to
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'Forever rot!' Rachel Riley declares her disgust for Putin following nuclear war threats
Rachel Riley, 36, was incensed when she heard that Vladimir Putin had made fresh threats of a nuclear war.The Russian leader warned today that he would use all options at his disposal to protect Russia's "territorial integrity". She made no secret of her dislike of Putin when she told her 692,800 Twitter followers in no uncertain terms: "Forever rot."She reposted a tweet by Max Seddon, the Moscow Bureau Chief at the Financial Times, which had announced: "Putin is finally speaking."To defend the country and the people, we will use all the means at our disposal.'"Rachel, who has been in opposition to the Ukraine war, reacted to the news by urging him to "rot".It has been estimated that there are currently up to 190,000 Russians fighting on Ukrainian soil, but Putin is keen to increase that number and, in an impassioned televised speech, urged more of his citizens to join the war."Referendums" held in parts of Ukraine occupied by Russian forces seem to indicate that the majority of the population would like their area to become part of Russia.However the vote is led and controlled by the Kremlin, and few outsiders believe that the results will be real.Putin has insisted he is saving Ukrainians, claiming: "Russia can’t give up people close to her to be torn apart by executioners and fail to respond to their desire to determine their own fate."He then added: "If its territorial integrity is threatened, Russia will use all the means at its disposal."Prompting rising fears that Putin will unleash nuclear weapons, he added: "This is not a bluff."The dictator also claimed during his speech that the West aims to "weaken, divide and destroy Russia" and that the country must defend itself.US President Joe Biden condemned his call to
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Rachel Riley defends husband Pasha as Countdown co-star slams his proposal 'You got lucky'
Rachel Riley, 36, took to social media today to defend her husband, former Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev, 42.The professional dancer had been blasted by his wife's fellow presenter Colin Murray after the Countdown host revealed the way he had casually asked her to marry him.Sharing a sneak peek of today’s Countdown episode on Twitter, Rachel insisted she was “happy” with her marriage.In the clip, Colin could be seen asking Rachel to spill all the details of Pasha’s unpretentious proposal.Rachel began by explaining how it took place on Manchester’s Market Street among the trams going past and “a load of bins”.She added that Pasha had then simply asked “Should we get married next week when we’re going to Vegas?”Rachel sarcastically added while recalling the moment: “I know, fireworks! Are you feeling the love?”Colin then turned to the camera, saying: “No! I’m going to say to Pasha directly, I know you’re watching..“You’ve got to do better! You got lucky, very lucky,” Colin added as Rachel giggled in the background.In defence of her beloved husband, Rachel captioned the video: “I’d take a happy marriage with a tram stop bins proposal any day.“@C4Countdown 2.10pm today @Channel4 with the usual suspects!“@ColinMurray @susie_dent and @rickedwards1 this week in dictionary corner.”Fans of the TV star replied to the tweet with their opinion on the unconventional proposal.Johnny_JI81 said: “What a rubbish proposal although Pasha must have had a lot of charm to pull that off.“But look what happened after, he's a very lucky guy.”FernsInDusk remarked: “..
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Nigella Lawson 'distraught' as she issues emotional plea after pal Salman Rushdie stabbed
The Booker Prize winner was speaking at an event New York State Police said a male suspect ran up onto the stage and attacked Mr Rushdie and an interviewer."Rushdie suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck," the police statement said."Rushdie suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck," the police statement said.The author was transported by helicopter to a local hospital and his condition is not currently known.The Indian-born novelist catapulted to fame with Midnight's Children in 1981, which went on to sell over one million copies in the UK alone.But Mr Rushdie's fourth book, in 1988 - The Satanic Verses - forced him into hiding for nine years.The surrealist, post-modern novel sparked outrage among some Muslims, who considered its content to be blasphemous, and was banned in some countries.Literary events attended by Mr Rushdie have been subject to threats and boycotts in the past.Deborah James’ husband Sebastien Bowen recalls final months together[LATEST]Rachel Riley's tearful row with husband Pasha amid 'horrible abuse'[ADMISSION]Elizabeth Hurley, 57, ethereal in white dress for World Elephant Day[PICTURES]In a statement, the Chautauqua Institution said "it is currently coordinating with law enforcement and emergency officials on a public response following today's attack of Salman Rushdie on the Chautauqua Amphitheater stage."They added: "We will provide more details as we know them".Nigella and Salman have known each other for a number of years and the TV personality recently addressed the moment she offered to cook for him but agents of national security unit Special Branch had to wait for him in her bedroom.At the time, Salman was in hiding following the release of his book, The Satanic Verses.She said:
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Rachel Riley's tearful row with 'frustrated' husband Pasha amid 'horrible online abuse'
Rachel Riley has confessed that she had fights with her husband, former Strictly Come Dancing professional Pasha Kovalev, after anti-Semitic comments from online trolls had left her in tears.The star recalled how Pasha would become “frustrated” when she got upset and told her she was “not allowed to cry”.  Ahead of 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown's return, Rachel, 36, spoke candidly about the effect the cruel messages had on her relationship with husband Pasha, 42.The star discussed the “horrible” abuse she received with Anna Whitehouse on her Dirty Mother Pukka podcast back in May this year.She told Anna: “At one stage I spoke publicly on a podcast and it was like a tap had been turned on.“Literally, it felt like someone had pressed a button and sent them all in my direction all at once,” she said, referring to the online hatred she had received when she publicly campaigned against anti-Semitism. “It was overwhelming and it was my birthday week and I just remember I was crying because something really horrible had happened,” Rachel remembered. “And Pasha was saying: ‘Look, if you’re going to do this, you’re not allowed to cry!’“I think it was one of the only times we argued about it, actually, and he’s been so supportive and we talked about it and then he never said anything along that realm."She added: “He was just frustrated that he could see these horrible people getting to me.” When Anna asked Rachel about her tears once more, the maths whizz confirmed she “won’t be joining any more Twitter pile-ons".Rachel has not been afraid to voice her views online over the years, particularly when it came to accusations of anti-Semitism from within Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. The star has often been outspoken about Labour
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Countdown's Rachel Riley issues apology to Russell Kane over ‘puerility’ following blunder
Rachel Riley took to Twitter earlier today to apologise for her “puerility” in a video shared by Russell Kane on social media.The 36-year-old could be seen in an Instagram video uploaded by the comedian performing a gesture of a sexual nature.The clip, shared in view of Russell’s 312,000 followers, showed Rachel “bombing” in the background, moving her fist up and down.Russell, who could be seen dancing for the camera, cheekily captioned the post: “Would have been a funny dance had I not been abused by @rachelrileyrr”Today, Rachel shared the video to apologise to the actor as she tried to make light of her actions.She tweeted: “I thought I was privately ruining just one of a bunch of photos @russell_kane was taking on set, I didn’t realise I was bombing an Instagram dance video…“I would like to apologise unreservedly for my puerility, especially to any w**rs offended by my behaviour.” (sic)Twitter users joined in on the joke to send their support to Rachel.Jsbrads quipped: “Made the video better.”Johnny_JI81 added: “Dancing is always better barefoot.”7ellis96 penned: “You just saw the dancing and had to join in, no problem there!”Windassone stated: “This is the Twitter video of the day by far! X”Rachel was recently featured in a memorable on-air moment as she was spotted trying to stop herself from smiling as a Countdown contestant offered up an awkward answer.The TV star could be seen raising an eyebrow and smiling at the camera when a letter's round created a comical situation.Stand-in host Colin Murray shrugged it off as the contestants snickered while giving their answers to the new presenter of the long-running quiz.The moment was caused by the word “vagina” being offered as a potential winning answer by hopeful
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