Countdown’s Rachel Riley stuns in pink minidress on family walk with husband Pasha Kovalev and daughter Maven

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Countdown star Rachel Riley took a stroll with her family in the heatwave, keeping cool dressed in a pink mini summer dress.

The new mum cradled her daughter Maven in her sling, her favoured way of carrying the little one around, who seemed to be grabbing the attention of Rachel's mum, Celia.

Also on the outing was husband Pasha Kovalev, 40, who was carrying a large slice of watermelon, while his mother Galina also joined the family walk.

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Rachel has admitted that she and and her Strictly Come Dancing star partner enjoyed more time at home because of lockdown.

During lockdown, the 34-year-old wasn't able to spend time with her parents because they had to self-isolate.

At the time the blonde beauty told Metro: "I can't see my mum, and my dad has got a couple of health conditions.

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"We have seen my mum once in the park from a distance, but you can't change things because it is a health matter.

"We think my mum had coronavirus in the early stages as well, but fingers crossed we will be able to see her soon and she can give the baby a squish."

But on the flip side, Rachel admitted to Jamie Theakston and Lucy Horobin on Heart FM that lockdown had been a blessing as it was "enforced maternity and paternity leave".

Jamie asked Rachel how she's feeling about new parenthood in lockdown and she replied: "Well we’re quite fortunate in a way, I was supposed to be back at work, Pasha was supposed to be on tour, and it’s kind of enforced maternity and paternity leave we didn’t have before so we’re loving it…

"She’s just over five months, I’ve left her in bed in kind of the same sleeping position as Pash, if you hear crying it could be either one of them I have no idea.

"Thankfully the weather has been lovely and every day I wear my sling which is guaranteed some sleep and I just got to the park and the sun is shining so it’s quite lovely."

The couple welcomed their new arrival, whose full name is Maven Aria Riley Kovaleva, on 15 December 2019, two weeks after her due date.

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Rachel announced her arrival on social media, writing: “2 weeks after we were expecting her this little one finally made an appearance!

“Miss Maven (one who understands) Aria (lioness) Riley Kovaleva arrived on Sunday morning weighing in at 7lbs 4."

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