Pasha confirmed he's been dating the sexy maths boffin for a few months, clearly stating that they got together in early summer – after her marriage dissolved. Discussing the celeb dancing competition with the Daily Telegraph last year, Rachel revealed: "It's tough on a relationship because it's so full-on and all-absorbing yet it's something your real life partner can't be a part of."I don't think there's a Strictly curse, but it does serve as a magnifying glass that shows up pre-existing fault lines."Ouch, that could cause a bit of worry for this year's SCD WAGs and lads...
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After spending some time together in her £600,000 pad they later left separately. A source said: "Pasha and Rachel always had a natural chemistry.
'One of them asked me about my work, and I told him, in Russian, that I do numbers on TV. It's Not Rocket Science on ITV sees Rachel, 30, and her co-presenters - comedians and fellow brainboxes Ben Miller, who did a Ph D in solid state physics, and Romesh Ranganathan, an ex-maths teacher - attempt to bring science to the masses. 'People hear the word "science" and they think lab coats and Bunsens. Flying through a walof flames seems tame in comparison to what the men have to do.The 31-year-old wore her blonde locks loose around her shoulders, with a slight twist to the style.She was sure to flash her trademark smile to the cameras as she posed with her boyfriend, 37, for a couple of shots in the theatre corridors.So Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev were sure to enjoy their night out together seeing Beautiful - The Carole King Musical in the West End on Thursday night.The pair cosied up as they made their way into the auditorium, grinning happily as they enjoyed their date night.