Countdown star Rachel Riley marries

Countdown star Rachel Riley has married her university sweetheart - and opened up her wedding album for Hello! magazine.

The maths whizz exchanged vows with millionaire Jamie Gilbert on 11 August at Hengrave Hall in Suffolk, in front of guests including show host Nick Hewer.

Riley admits she was overwhelmed with nerves on her big day - and just hoped her wedding dress by designer Caroline Castigliano impressed her husband-to-be.

She says, "It was only when we were walking down the stairs to the ceremony that I got a bit nervous. We were getting in position, ready to make our entrance when my dad stood on my dress. So he kind of fell over.

"As soon as I saw Jamie, I was waiting for his reaction to my dress."

Gilbert adds, "She looked amazing."

Hewer was also full of praise for his Countdown co-star, gushing, "Rachel is one of the most beautiful women in England. When you've got brains and beauty combined, then you've hit the jackpot - at least Mr Gilbert has."