The 34-year-old star has confessed that the time together has made her and Strictly Come Dancing husband Pasha Kovalev closer than ever.
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After meeting on the 2013 series of Strictly the pair welcomed their first baby together, daughter Maven Aria, in December – and Pasha's mother has also been staying with the couple full-time after getting stranded in the UK.
Speaking to The Sun Online ahead of the National General Knowledge Test with Sky, Rachel admitted that unlike her other mum friends, she is yet to be left alone with the baby due to lockdown regulations.
She shared: "It’s one of those things where you feel slightly guilty for enjoying aspects of lockdown. We’re in a really fortunate position.
"All of our work’s gone but we’re not having to struggle in that sense. Pasha would have been away with tours and cruises dancing had it not been for lockdown so he’s enjoying time with us."
The new mum continued: "I feel guilty all my friends, or most of them, had a period where they were left alone with the baby.
"From morning til night they’re having to do all the work, and I’ve got Pasha and his mum here all the time and the baby’s really benefiting from it in a lot of ways."
Pasha's mum was in the UK visiting her new grandchild when her home country Russia closed their borders due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
As a result, Rachel's mother-in-law has been an extra pair of hands in their household for three and a half months.
She told us: "My mother-in-law is stuck here, she’s from Russia. She was over visiting the baby and when Russia closed its borders because of coronavirus she was still here.
"She’s lovely, she’s great. She’s really enjoying seeing the baby and we’ll entertain the baby in the day and as soon as she’s down at night we’ll shove something on the telly and have a bit of food together.
"We’ve been enjoying nature programmes because they don’t have the language barrier.
"She doesn’t speak English so you can enjoy watching the images and I can use my rubbish Russian to explain a little bit what’s going on.
"Maven was born five months ago now and she’s been with us for about three and a half months of that, so I can understand a lot, and my vocab’s changed a lot."
Brainbox Rachel has curated Sky's National General Knowledge Test – the 100 questions you need to know alongside a group of leading academics and experts in their fields.
The test marks Sky's launch of three new Sky Factual channels; Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky HISTORY.
Rachel told us that the ongoing pandemic has made her all the more determined to promote safe news and education channels as she warned fans not to be tricked by conspiracy theories online.
She said: "The point of this quiz is to celebrate facts with the three new factual channels on Sky and I think now more than ever it’s important you get your news from trusted sources.
"Back in the day, conspiracy theorists might have scribbled down on the back of pieces of paper and it looks as barmy as it sounds, but these days it’s big money.
"They can have a website that looks as decent as any bona fide journalistic websites and they can use it for clickbait headlines and total rubbish headlines like this to generate ad revenue.
"If people don’t follow real advice or get the right information they do things like setting fire to phone towers, not washing their hands and protesting all together. It’s bad for all of us. We need to champion proper journalism and question things."
- Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky HISTORY are available now, free for Sky customers.
- Play the National General Knowledge Test here
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