Rachel Riley’s fans have claimed that she is ‘too thin’ since becoming a vegan after she posted a glamorous selfie on Instagram on Friday.
The Countdown star, 33, who initially turned vegan in 2018 for health reasons, took to the photo-sharing platform at the time to inform her 355,000 followers of 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown series finale.
The mathematician looked demure in a pink and blue paisley print halterneck dress, which she teamed with a pair of comical crystal-encrusted clogs.
Fans: Rachel Riley’s fans have claimed that she is ‘too thin’ since becoming a vegan after she posted a glamorous selfie on Instagram on Friday
Captioning the shot, she wrote: ‘My favourite EVER episode we’ve filmed and the last in the current series of 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown goes out tonight!
‘Featuring Sean singing, Joe Wilkinson in a ball gag, these fetching pink clogs and full male nudity – something for everyone 9pm. Don’t miss this one!’
Despite many commenting in their droves about how incredible she looked, some of Rachel’s fans voiced concern over the ‘change’ in her figure since becoming vegan.
One follower penned: ‘You looked better before you went vegan. All respect but you looked absolutely stunning before you did.’
Comments: Despite many commenting in their droves about how incredible she looked, some of Rachel’s fans voiced concern over the ‘change’ in her figure since becoming vegan
‘Lovely Rachel but getting thin,’ another wrote. ‘Looking very thin these days.’
Rachel previously discussed going vegan last year after years of suffering debilitating stomach problems.
Speaking to Xposé at the time, she said: ‘For a large part of my life, I’ve had intolerances and been sick with food. I was vegetarian for maybe six months a few years ago and I felt so ill.
‘It was because whenever I was working and out, the veggie options were always things like pasta, cheese, rice, and pies – really heavy stuff that was making me feel rubbish.
Benefits: Rachel previously discussed going vegan last year after years of suffering debilitating stomach problems’
Adding: ‘A few years ago, I stopped eating eggs and dairy and I’ve gradually gone vegan. As soon as I stopped eating a lot of foods, many of my symptoms went away almost overnight.’
The comments come after Rachel’s boyfriend and professional dancer Pasha Kovalev quit Strictly Come Dancing after eight ‘incredible’ years on the show.
The news will no doubt come as a huge surprise to his fans after he has endured great success on the show.
Shock announcement: The comments come after Rachel’s boyfriend and professional dancer Pasha Kovalev quit Strictly Come Dancing after eight ‘incredible’ years on the show (pictured winning the glitterball with Caroline Flack in 2014)
Together: Pasha, 39, met Rachel when they were partnered up together on the show back in 2013
Pasha, 39, met Rachel when they were partnered up together on the show back in 2013.
And he also walked away with the glitterball back in 2014, when he performed with Caroline Flack.
Pasha tweeted on Wednesday: ‘After scoring 93 perfect tens, reaching 4 finals and lifting 1 glitter ball, it’s time for me to find a new challenge and so I’ve decided to make last year, my final season on Strictly.
‘I’ve had eight fantastic years, full of wonderful memories, thanks to the incredible partners, professionals and a myriad of behind the scenes teams who all work to make Strictly the amazing production that it is.
Sad: The news will no doubt come as a huge surprise to his fans after he has endured great success on the show
Achievement: Pasha paid tribute to the show on Twitter revealing his joy at scoring 93 perfect tens over the years
‘The biggest thanks go to all the members of the public who’ve supported me so much over the years – I look forward to seeing you on the Strictly Pro-Tour this spring, and for many more adventures to come.
Caroline herself, wrote: ‘SO sad to hear the news that Pasha is leaving Strictly. You gave me some of the proudest moments in my life.’
The Strictly Twitter account first broke the news, sharing a picture of Pasha and Caroline lifting the glitterball trophy.
They wrote: ‘Sadly after eight incredible series, the brilliant @PashaKovalev has decided to leave #Strictly.
Lovely words: Caroline Flack herself shared a sweet post on social media
‘Pasha, from all of us, thank you for your amazing choreography and routines over the years. You’ll be sorely missed!
‘[He] is an incredibly talented and dedicated dancer who is much loved by his Strictly family and viewers and will be hugely missed.
‘Since joining the show in 2011, he has competed in eight series, made it to four finals and was crowned champion with Caroline Flack in 2014.
‘We would like to thank him for everything he has contributed to the show over the years and wish him the very best for the futur
Paying tribute: Strictly Come Dancing announced the news with this sweet tribute