The couple met when they were paired on the BBC show in and started dating shortly after. Standard Online has contacted representatives for Kovalev and Riley for comment, as well as representatives for the BBC show. Kovalev announced that he would be leaving the show after eight years in a Twitter statement posted yesterday.
He also found love on the programme with Countdown's Rachel Riley, who he recently wed in a secret ceremony in Las Vegas. Here's everything you need to know about the professional dancer. The couple tied the knot in a secret ceremony in Las Vegaswith Rachel Riley announcing the good news via Twitter on Sunday, June 30,
Countdown's Rachel Riley is 'head over heels' with her old Strictly dancer after her marriage split. PLUS our 5 favourite Strictly romances. Pasha, 34, confirmed he has been seeing Rachel, 28, since the start of the summer after they met when they were partnered on the last series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Pasha is a year-old professional dancer who was born and raised in Russia before moving to the US. He later came to the UK in order to take up his position on the Strictly Come Dancing line-up of professionals in With his revealing autobiography, the Strictly favourite surprised fans by admitting Pasha is not in fact his real name. How did Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev meet?
The Countdown presenter split from husband Jamie Gilbert after just 16 months just after last year's show. Blonde Rachel is said to have fallen "head over heels" for her old Strictly partner and has been dating the hunk since the summer. The year-old's month marriage to Jamie Gilbert broke down during the hit BBC show but new lover Pasha has insisted the couple didn't get together until Rachel was single.
Pasha Kovalev was one of the many returning professional dancers, and here is a handy guide to the talented star. He started dancing at the age of eight, and in moved to the US with his professional dance partner Anya Garnis. Inthe couple competed on the third season of the US reality show So You Think You Can Danceand have since participated in eight more seasons as either choreographers or 'All-Star' partners.
Strictly Come Dancing's Pasha Kovalev has just announced his departure from the show after eight years. The year-old, who is originally from Russia, has decided to leave the show after almost a decade, having made it to the final with Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts in last year's series. Natasha and Brendan never confirmed they were romantically involved.
One of their most recent pics was when the pair were guests at Pup Aid's charity event towards the end of last year, where they cuddled up to an adorable pooch together. The sweet post came before anyone had any idea that Pasha's performance tonight on The Greatest Dancer would be his last because - shock horror! The pair first met each other when they were partnered together on BBC ballroom competition over five years ago for the 11th series.
The Countdown beauty, who split from her husband Jamie Gilbert after just 16 months of marriage last year, is said to have been dating Pasha since the start of the summer. Pasha confirmed to The Sun on Sunday that he and Rachel were a couple, while insiders added that the maths whizz had fallen "head over heels" for the professional dancer. Rachel and Pasha 'getting on really well' in Strictly rehearsals.