TV’s maths genius Rachel Riley, star of clever clogs prog Countdown and currently tripping the light fantastic on Strictly Come Dancing, has put her success and incredible fitness down to squash.
Rachel, paired with Pasha Kovalev, the Siberian-born dancer, has impressed the judges with her style and grace, and she told BBC 1 viewers: “I keep fit playing squash and it has helped me cope with the incredible training we do on Strictly. I absolutely love playing squash.”
She took Pasha to a squash club this week to test his prowess with a racquet. “He wasn’t too bad,” added Rachel,” but I won.”
Not a bad testimonial for the sport. She’ll be getting our vote now, obviously.