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Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:46 pm
by James Robinson
It looks like we have some congratulations to do for our favourite mathematician :!: :!:

Big congrats to Rachel and Pasha. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

https://twitter.com/RachelRileyRR/statu ... 2669919233

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 4:02 pm
by Tom S
Really nice news- congratulations to them both :)

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 4:08 pm
by Ryan Lam
Congratulations Rachel! The bigger question is who will temporarily replace her during her maternity leave? (Assuming filming is as per normal until early to mid-December) :)

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:59 pm
by Marc Meakin
Who is going to take over for maternity leave ?
CECIL a good call for a boy

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 6:38 pm
by Graeme Cole
Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 5:59 pm
Who is going to take over for maternity leave ?
Might not be necessary. Countdown is recorded unusually far in advance of broadcast at the moment - usually it's a few weeks, currently it's a few months (perhaps for this very reason?). They've got so many episodes in the bank they could have a huge break in the recording schedule if they wanted to.

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 7:48 pm
by Marc Meakin
Graeme Cole wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 6:38 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 5:59 pm
Who is going to take over for maternity leave ?
Might not be necessary. Countdown is recorded unusually far in advance of broadcast at the moment - usually it's a few weeks, currently it's a few months (perhaps for this very reason?). They've got so many episodes in the bank they could have a huge break in the recording schedule if they wanted to.
Legally she can take a year off for maternity leave

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 10:13 pm
by Mark Deeks
Damian, I'm available.

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 10:31 pm
by Fiona T
Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 7:48 pm

Legally she can take a year off for maternity leave
Depends if she's freelance or a C4 employee.

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:25 pm
by David Williams
Carol?

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 6:17 am
by Marc Meakin
David Williams wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:25 pm
Carol?
That would be nice.
I would like someone like Toff from Made in Chelsea but I'm not sure if she's good at maths

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 9:02 am
by Elliott Mellor
David Williams wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:25 pm
Carol?
Less than an epsilon chance of that, I should think...

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 11:03 am
by Owen Carroll
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 9:02 am
David Williams wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:25 pm
Carol?
Less than an epsilon chance of that, I should think...
Yeah as she was banned from ever returning to the countdown studios

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 1:02 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 11:03 am
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 9:02 am
David Williams wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:25 pm
Carol?
Less than an epsilon chance of that, I should think...
Yeah as she was banned from ever returning to the countdown studios
Was this because of the time she interrupted a recording and started attacking the audience with a machete?

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 1:11 pm
by Marc Meakin
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 1:02 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 11:03 am
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 9:02 am


Less than an epsilon chance of that, I should think...
Yeah as she was banned from ever returning to the countdown studios
Was this because of the time she interrupted a recording and started attacking the audience with a machete?
Or calling the producer a dick , tantamount to the same thing 😀

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:22 pm
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Or calling the producer a dick , tantamount to the same thing 😀
Are you sure that's true?
I had heard that Carol's beef was with someone other than the crew or production team. (But I don't remember the story fully, and it may not be accurate anyway.)

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:24 pm
by Marc Meakin
L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:22 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Or calling the producer a dick , tantamount to the same thing 😀
Are you sure that's true?
I had heard that Carol's beef was with someone other than the crew or production team. (But I don't remember the story fully, and it may not be accurate anyway.)
I have no evidence to back it up

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:31 pm
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:24 pm
I have no evidence to back it up
Someone else will know more, but I was under the impression that Carol and Damian didn't have a falling out, and are on good terms.

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 6:04 pm
by Marc Meakin
L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:24 pm
I have no evidence to back it up
Someone else will know more, but I was under the impression that Carol and Damian didn't have a falling out, and are on good terms.
I understand that initially she was asked to take a 90% pay cut to continue and refused.
Whether she slagged off Channel four after she left I don't know for sure but I believe she hasn't been invited back since

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 9:49 am
by Tom S
At a guess, I'd say that there will not be a Rachel replacement and that filming will be done to suit her needs. If it results in Countdown taking some time off for whenever the episodes are broadcasted, then I can see that happen...

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 7:58 am
by Ashton Hancock
They will have to be a replacement as she will want to take at least 6 months of work it’s only like when Susie was expecting and she took 6 months off

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 8:00 am
by Ashton Hancock
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 6:04 pm
L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:24 pm
I have no evidence to back it up
Someone else will know more, but I was under the impression that Carol and Damian didn't have a falling out, and are on good terms.
I understand that initially she was asked to take a 90% pay cut to continue and refused.
Whether she slagged off Channel four after she left I don't know for sure but I believe she hasn't been invited back since
She fell out with Damian Eadie over this and says she will not work for Channel 4 again that is what I was told by someone.

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 9:13 am
by Fiona T
Ashton Hancock wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 7:58 am
They will have to be a replacement as she will want to take at least 6 months of work it’s only like when Susie was expecting and she took 6 months off
How do you know what she wants to do?

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 9:19 am
by Ashton Hancock
Fiona T wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 9:13 am
Ashton Hancock wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 7:58 am
They will have to be a replacement as she will want to take at least 6 months of work it’s only like when Susie was expecting and she took 6 months off
How do you know what she wants to do?
She will take some time with her child

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:59 pm
by David Williams
Why has this thread apparently disappeared? You have to search to find it. Is it simply mentioning the name of "she who must not be spoken of"?

PS It's reappeared now!

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:25 pm
by Ashton Hancock
Myleene Klass

Re: Mr & Mrs Kovalev

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:53 pm
by James Robinson
Well, it looks like the baby was definitely the first step, because it seems that Rachel and Pasha have suddenly got MARRIED :!: :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o ;) :) :D :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek: 8-) 8-) 8-)

https://twitter.com/RachelRileyRR/statu ... 8694407168

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:58 am
by Tom S
Congratulations to the new husband and wife :)

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:30 pm
by Mark Deeks
Damian, answer my calls, I'm starting to feel unwanted.

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:04 pm
by Stewart Gordon
Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 7:48 pm
Graeme Cole wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 6:38 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 5:59 pm
Who is going to take over for maternity leave ?
Might not be necessary. Countdown is recorded unusually far in advance of broadcast at the moment - usually it's a few weeks, currently it's a few months (perhaps for this very reason?). They've got so many episodes in the bank they could have a huge break in the recording schedule if they wanted to.
Legally she can take a year off for maternity leave
But how would continuity be maintained?

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:54 am
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Has no one seen a report that Countdown is taking a break in the New Year. Can't remember where I saw it now but it was within the last two weeks.

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:05 am
by Tom S
Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:54 am
Has no one seen a report that Countdown is taking a break in the New Year. Can't remember where I saw it now but it was within the last two weeks.
I believe that was in reference to filming, not production. There are already episodes registered as being on come New Year. Not totally sure how they will go about it continuity wise, though.

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:38 am
by Gavin Chipper
You'd think it was the apocalypse. If it comes to it, surely someone can stand in.

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:46 am
by Ian Volante
As far as I can tell, series 82 will be mostly in the can by mid-November, and possibly done heat-wise completely if they get a third filming block in before she pops.

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:24 pm
by David Williams
My first appearance coincided with Susie's first appearance after the birth of her daughter, who would have been about four months old at the time. She had brought the baby with her, and I think her sister was looking after her in the dressing room while filming went on. I mentioned this to her when I was on the 30BC, and she said she had found the whole thing very hard going, though you never would have known. From the impression one has of Rachel I can imagine she would be keen to maintain her 100% attendance record, but it won't be easy.

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:40 pm
by Ben Wilson
My understanding of the December-January break is that it refers to filming only, and there are details of series 82 episodes including guests already on the wiki.

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:39 pm
by Thomas Carey
Yeah, was at the recordings for the first few games of series 82 (broadcast in the new year) over a month ago. They'll be fine

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:36 am
by Anthony Endsor
They have recorded up to mid February so far, with 2 more recording blocks scheduled by mid November. They should be up to about the end of March by then. At the moment, I think the plan is to start recording again in February, so all being well there shouldn't be any break in broadcast.
As for continuity, isn't it perfectly normal for someone to appear on a show 8 months pregnant one day, then the next day return again as if nothing ever happened? :lol:

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:52 am
by James Robinson
Massive congratulations to Rachel and Pasha on the birth of their gorgeous daughter, Maven Aria Riley Kovaleva.😄😎👍👶💗💓💖💘💕💝💞❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

https://twitter.com/rachelrileyrr/statu ... 0966192128

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:20 am
by Mark Deeks
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Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:38 am
by Gavin Chipper
Some good detective work. Especially the bit about 40 plus 2 being 42. Nice.

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:54 am
by Fiona T
I hate to throw a pedantry spanner in the calculation works, but 40 weeks is counted from the first day of the last period with conception typically occurring around 14 days after. So you're gonna have to go to 13 March for "the deed". Not sure vegans celebrate the 14th March in the traditional way :D

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:49 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Fiona T wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:54 am
Not sure vegans celebrate the 14th March in the traditional way :D
Wow. I'd never heard of that before.

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:08 pm
by Fiona T
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:49 pm
Fiona T wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:54 am
Not sure vegans celebrate the 14th March in the traditional way :D
Wow. I'd never heard of that before.
Well you're vegetarian, aren't you? :lol:

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:01 pm
by Johnny Canuck
Fiona T wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:54 am
Not sure vegans celebrate the 14th March in the traditional way :D
Isn't it fairly simple to make a vegan pie?

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:54 pm
by David Williams
Any clue to be derived from the baby's initials?

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:25 pm
by Mark Deeks
David Williams wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Any clue to be derived from the baby's initials?
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