Rachel Riley returns to work on 'Countdown' with baby daughter Maven

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Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev attend the White Christmas Musical press night at the Dominion Theatre.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Phil Lewis / Echoes Wire/ Barcroft Media (Photo credit should read Phil Lewis / Echoes Wire / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev attend the White Christmas Musical press night at the Dominion Theatre.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Phil Lewis / Echoes Wire/ Barcroft Media (Photo credit should read Phil Lewis / Echoes Wire / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Rachel Riley is back to work after giving birth to her first child with Strictly pro Pasha Kovalev and proving you're never too young to learn, she brought her infant daughter along to the Countdown set.

The maths whizz posted a photo of her on set alongside her husband holding their two month old daughter Maven in front of the famous letters board, which spelled out part of the tot's name atop her birth date.

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"First block back at work done and dusted and I can still sum post baby... phew!" the 34-year-old remarked. "Mave was busy melting hearts and Pash is a hero."

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She also joked about the fact that she is still pregnant in episodes of the Channel 4 show currently airing due to them being prerecorded before she gave birth in December.

"The eternal on screen pregnancy has just a month to go! Now back to family time for us, we’re really loving it."

She's been a fixture on the long-running TV show since replacing Carol Vorderman in 2009.

Riley announced the birth of her daughter back in December, revealing they'd named the baby Maven Aria Riley Kovaleva.

While Maven was two weeks overdue, Riley divulged that she ended up coming quicker than they'd anticipated in the end.

"After keeping us waiting she came so quickly we didn’t have a chance to get to the hospital and was born in our bathroom with our amazing doula and wonderful St Mary’s midwives rushing over to be with us in the nick of time!" she told her Instagram followers.

It's the first child for both Riley and Kovalev, who met after she competed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013.

They became husband and wife last year when they married in a secret ceremony in Las Vegas in July.

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