Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Exhausted Rachel Riley lets Pasha Kovalev down!

by Lisa McGarry

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Rachel Riley was left with a red face yesterday when she missed an important interview, because she overslept.

The blonde beauty was booked to appear on BBC Breakfast with her new Strictly Come Dancing Pasha Kovalev early in the morning, but her alarm didn’t go off and the hunky professional was left to fly solo, after his partner failed to turn up to the TV studios.

The Countdown star admitted that she felt terrible about letting Pasha down so badly and tweeted fans saying:

“Terrible day to sleep in by 2 hours!”

It’s thought that the daily dance rehearsals, on top of her normal work, have left the Countdown star exhausted and tired out and things are set to get even worse as the live shows begin on BBC One tonight.

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Later in the day Rachel issued a more extensive apology to BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid and his professional dancer Kevin Clifton on Twitter.

She tweeted: “So sorry to miss @Susannareid100 @Keviclifton & leave @PashaKovalev partnerless for BBC breakfast this morning – obv need a new alarm clock!”

Riley is all ready for tonight and she tweeted this morning revealing that she’s been spray tanned to within an inch of her life.

She tweeted:

“I am now the colour of rich mahogany and have many leather bound books #Strictly”

Her costume is going to be something else too and she revealed that the dress is looking pretty amazing, posting:

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“Got to see my dress for my first Strictly dance this morning and WOW the Strictly wardrobe department are amazing! Can’t wait for our waltz!”

Pasha seems just as excited about the new series and said:

“So excited to dance with @RachelRileyRR Thank you all for your support Good luck to all the pros and celebs Let’s make it the best show ever”

Rachel and Pasha will perform for the first time on the BBC show tonight at 9pm on BBC One on the first live show of the new series.

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Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!