Countdown star Rachel Riley gets married to her university sweetheart

Countdown presenter Rachel Riley got married to her university sweetheart Jamie Gilbert over the weekend.


The couple met during their studies at Oxford university and were together for four years until they split up in 2009 – soon after she landed the job as Carol Vorderman’s replacement.

However, the couple reunited two years later in 2011, where he soon proposed to Rachel on her 25th birthday.

Although the wedding went swimmingly overall, there was a slight hiccup when her father tripped over her dress.It was only when we were walking down the stairs to the ceremony that I got a bit nervous.” Rachel told Hello! magazine, “we were getting in position, ready to make our entrance when my Dad stood on my dress. So he kind of fell over.” Whoops!

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Sophie is Wedding Ideas' Details Editor and is recently married herself. A budding Nigella Lawson, she makes a stunning cake. She also loves micro pigs and would love to own one. She would call it Winston.