Rachel Riley ‘fails in chilli experiment’ to bring on labour

Almost time for the big day...

Countdown star Rachel Riley is due to give birth to her first child any day now.

And, in a bid to speed up proceedings, Rachel, 33, has taken to eating chilli.

But she took to Twitter to say her spicy, labour-inducing ‘experiment’ had failed.

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Rachel, whosd partner is former Strictly pro dancer Pasha Kovalev, 39, posted an image of a bowl of chopped-up red chilli and a fiery-looking dry rub.

She captioned the image:  “Chilli experiment failed.”

One follower soothed: “It’ll come in its own time, they all do.”

Rachel has been open about her pregnancy (Credit:

As the couple prepare to welcome their first child, Rachel has always been open about the idea of being a mum is ‘scary’.

Earlier in her pregnancy, Rachel got the opportunity to see what it’s like being a mum by looking after kids on reality series My Famous Babysitter.

It’s scary and exciting all at the same time. Our parents are over the moon and so are our friends.

In an interview with The Mirror, she said of the experience: “Pasha and I are honestly really excited. It’s scary and exciting all at the same time. Our parents are over the moon and so are our friends.”

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But things haven’t been all plain sailing for Rachel during her pregnancy.

After strongly criticising the Labour Party for alleged antisemitism, Rachel became the target of vicious online trolls.

She revealed that she became so stressed, that her unborn baby had stopped moving.

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