Best known as the numbers expert on Channel 4's Countdown  and as the new co-presenter on Channel 5's The Gadget Show, Rachel Riley has quickly become one of the most recognised faces on national television and we are delighted to have her as the Ambassador of Mind Sports (International).

As part of Rachel's ambassadorial role, she will be welcoming players and presenting a selection of show from international Mind Sports Festivals within the next 12 months.  Each programme will be broadcast on the company's dedicated online television channel,

A Mathematics graduate of Oxford University, Rachel has always maintained a strong interest in education and the promotion of maths and science, particularly to young people. Naturally, her love of numbers and intellectual competition made her the prime candidate for the Mind Sports International Ambassador Role, showcasing a deep commitment to raising awareness of the benefits of mind sports and intellectual game playing across all ages.

"The great thing about all of the games within the Mind Sports genre is that they are accessible to everyone. They don't have expensive equipment nor the need to keep up with the latest technology -the fact that these games all promote intellectual development and healthy competition is just fantastic!"                                                                                                    - Rachel Riley, MSI Ambassador

Rachel Riley facts:

  • She is a huge Man Utd fan and chose Manchester United 1999-2012 as her topic when she competed in Celebrity Mastermind.

  • She has 3 rescue cats, (2 ragdolls and a ragdoll/maine coon cross)

  • She has been part of 2 Guinness world records - most people on an online maths lesson (over 2mil for World Maths Day) and on Gadget show highest loop the loop for RC vehicle

  • She has taken part in various quiz shows for charity: Rachel and / or her team won: The Chase £66k, Million pound drop £50k, The Bank Job £36k, 5 mins to a fortune £38k

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