Who is Rachel Riley? Countdown Host Says She "Wouldn't Wish" Johnny Depp on her "worst enemy"

Who is Rachel Riley? Countdown Host Says She "Wouldn't Wish" Johnny Depp on her "worst enemy"

Rachel Riley said that she "wouldn't wish" Johnny Depp on her "worst enemy" after sharing a Twitter thread calling the actor "problematic" on Wednesday. 

The 36-year-old host retweeted the thread, which detailed claims about Johnny's history as he continues to battle ex-wife Amber Heard in court.

The original Twitter thread which was posted by @arkhamcitysiren talked about some of Depp's previous controversies, including his friendship with Marylin Manson, who was accused of physical and sexual assault by ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood and several other women in 2021, which Manson has denied.

Everything about Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley was born on January 11, 1986, in Rochford, Essex. She is a British television presenter who is best known for co-hosting the Channel 4 reality show, Countdown and its spin-off, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

For her education, Riley went to Thorpe Hall School before transferring to Southend High School for Girls, where she earned four As at A-Level. She went on to Oriel College in Oxford, where she received an upper second-class honors degree in Mathematics.

At the age of 22, the media personality made her television debut on Countdown in 2009. She took over for Carol Vorderman as the host and quickly rose to prominence. She went on to host Jason Bradbury's The Gadget Show and Romesh Ranganathan and Ben Miller's It's Not Rocket Science on ITV.

Riley appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013 and partnered with Pasha Kovalev, but was eliminated in the sixth week.

In 2016, she joined Sky Sports, where she co-hosted Friday Night Football with Jeff Stelling, as well as Fantasy Football Club with Paul Merson and Max Rushden. She did, however, leave Friday Night Football the following year.

Riley has been involved in a variety of TV shows like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Chris Moyles' Quiz Night, Celebrity Mastermind, Virtually Famous, Saturday Kitchen, Sunday Brunch, I Love My Country, and Pointless Celebrities, among many others.

Rachel Riley worked in banking before transitioning to the media industry. She worked as an intern at Deutsche Bank in London, and in 2009, she was hired by Royal Mail to help travelers make the most of their vacation currency.

Riley is one of the many celebrities who designed and signed her own card for the UK-based charity Thomas Coram Foundation for Children, along with Tom Hiddleston, Jo Brand, E. L. James, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Rachel Riley was previously married to Jamie Gilbert, her university sweetheart, but the couple divorced after nearly four years of marriage.

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She later began dating Pasha Kovalev, a former reality show dancing partner. They married in 2019 and now have two children together.

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