Strictly Come Dancing Pasha Kovalev: Wife Rachel Riley, net worth and the Strictly curse revealed

1 July 2019, 07:25

Strictly Come Dancing's Pasha Kovalev
Strictly Come Dancing's Pasha Kovalev is a strong contender for the glitter ball this year. Picture: PA

Pasha Kovalev is a regular on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing but what do we really know about him? Details revealed including his romance with the Countdown star, net worth and career revealed.

Strictly Come Dancing professional Pasha Kovalev ws one of the favourites on the BBC dance floor until he quit the show in February 2019.

In his final series he competed with Ashley Roberts, and despite being tipped to win the competition, the 39-year-old was pipped to the post by Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley.

Here’s everything you need to know about Pasha as he prepares for a new chapter of his life as a husband and dad:

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Pasha Kovalev and wife Rachel Riley

The Strictly Come Dancing curse worked in Pasha and Rachel’s favour as they’re still going strong in the relationship department.

The couple announced they had married on July 1 2019, with Rachel sharing a photo of the couple looking loved up moments after their secret Las Vegas ceremony.

They first met when they were paired up on Strictly in 2013.

They later officially struck up a romance the following year after Rachel split from her millionaire husband.

In May 2019 the couple announced they were expecting their first child in December.

When is Rachel and Pasha's baby due?

The reality TV couple announced in May that they will welcome their first child in December 2019.

She posted a photo of her cradling her stomach while standing next to the famous Countdown anagram board with the phrase 'RTINYMATE'... 'maternity' jumbled up.

She wrote. “Pash and I have a conundrum for have till December to work it out!”

Pasha Kovalev and girlfriend Rachel Riley on Countdown
Pasha Kovalev and girlfriend Rachel Riley met on Strictly Come Dancing. Picture: Rachel Riley/Instagram

Pasha’s net worth

Pasha has done very well for himself off the back of Strictly. Not only has he been contracted for multiple series, he’s also done personal tours and released an autobiography.

All of this has meant the Russian dancer has earned himself a comfortable fortune.

Pasha Kovalev and Oti Mabuse on Strictly Come Dancing
Pasha Kovalev won Strictly Come Dancing with Caroline Flack. Picture: PA

Who were Pasha’s previous Strictly partners?

Pasha won Strictly with Caroline Flack in 2012 and has also been partners with Kimberley Walsh, Chelsea Healey, Carol Kirkwood, Naga Munchetty and Chizzy Akudolu.