Rachel Riley shares adorable snap of newborn daughter after giving birth

Rachel Riley has shared an adorable snap of her newborn daughter on social media.

The Countdown star, who recently married former Strictly professional Pasha Kovalev, gave birth to the tiny tot called Maven Aria earlier this week.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the 33-year-old couldn't contain her excitement as she uploaded a cute snap of her sleeping baby.

She simply captioned the sweet shot "Mave" followed by a series of heart emojis.

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The TV presenter delivered her baby in her bathroom, with the help of a doula and St Mary’s midwives, after being two weeks overdue.

This is the first child for Rachel and husband Pasha Kovalev, who married in a low-key Las Vegas ceremony earlier this year.

Announcing the arrival of Maeve on social media, the TV personality shared several pictures of the couple gazing lovingly at their newborn, posing in front of their Christmas decorations at home.

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She wrote: "Two 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.

"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 to be nick of time!

"She's absolutely perfect and Pasha and I are in newborn bliss. Couldn’t be more in love."

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The pair met in 2013 when Rachel joined the line-up of series 11 of Strictly Come Dancing, and was paired with Russian professional dancer Pasha.

The dancing duo managed to make it to week five of the BBC competition, but were eliminated after a dance-off with eventual champions Abbey Clancy and Aljaz Skorjanec.

Months later the pair struck up a relationship away from the dance floor.

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