The presenter, 33, who keeps her private life largely out of the public eye, was quizzed about her habits by Countdown host Nick Hewer, 75. He opened today’s show by discussing people’s rituals, before turning to quiz Rachel Riley about her own. “I saw a series of tweets about daily rituals,” he began. “Some of them are really quite extraordinary.
“I saw one where a dad used to lock the door from the inside and then hide the key,” Nick recalled. “Apparently his son was a sleepwalker.”
He went on to explain how the man had to hide the key in order to prevent his son sleepwalking out of the house.
Nick also said he has a ritual whereby his partner Catherine brings him tea in bed every morning and draws the curtains to report back to him what the weather is like.
“Do you have a little ritual in the mornings that you’re prepared to talk about?” he asked Rachel.
“Yes, my morning ritual is to sleep!” Rachel quipped, causing the host to chuckle.
“You lie in don’t you?” he pressed.
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