Rachel Riley is left red-faced as she struggles to answer a MATHS question on GMB… before joking she should ‘let the computer do it’
She’s known for her incredible brain as the numbers expert on Countdown.
But Rachel Riley was left red-faced on Thursday’s Good Morning Britain, after she struggled to answer a maths question.
The presenter, 33, was given some quick-fire sums by presenter Ben Shephard but struggled to work out the square root of 15,129, and after figuring out the answer she joked that it’s ‘something the computer does.’
Oops! Countdown’s Rachel Riley was left red-faced during her appearance on Thursday’s Good Morning Britain, after she struggled to answer a maths question
Rachel was a guest on the show to debate the topic of numeracy, after a study showed half of working age adults possess only primary school level maths skills.
After the pair competed on Strictly Come Dancing together in 2013, host Susanna Reid joked that Rachel was a knack hand when it came to dividing up the bill on a night out.
Ben then joked that: ‘I bet no one questions it as well,’ before deciding to put Rachel’s maths skills to the test in a quick-fire round.
Important: The presenter, 33, was a guest on the show to discuss whether working adults should have the undertake a basic maths test
Oh dear! After Ben Shephard decided to put Rachel to the test, she struggled to figure out the square root of 15,129
Hilarious: Eventually Rachel managed to solve the problem, and went onto joke: ‘This is something a computer does’
At first Rachel was quick to show off her maths skills, figuring out the square root of 25 (5) in a matter of seconds.
Ben then asked how many zeros there are in a quintillion (18), Rachel admitted she had ‘no idea.’
Rachel was then asked to work out the square root of 15,129 (123) and after faltering for a few seconds she eventually said: ‘[I think] it ends in a three.’
Smarty: The blonde beauty was eventually able to solve the other questions including the square root of 25
Big issue: Rachel came on the show to debate whether parents should have to take maths tests in a bid to help their children who are studying the subject
As Ben said that it did he dramatically hummed the famous Countdown theme tune, and after a few more seconds Rachel eventually work out the correct answer.
The blonde presenter then told the hosts: ‘This is something a computer does.’
Rachel cut a stylish figure as she featured on the daytime show in a plunging red floral midi dress and nude heels.
Glamorous: The star delighted many fans with her TV appearance, as she brightened up their morning with her sunny look
You look lovely! The maths guru sparked delight among viewers who took to Twitter to laud Rachel’s breakfast show look
The maths guru sparked delight among viewers who took to Twitter to laud Rachel’s breakfast show appearance.
One wrote: @RachelRileyRR is looking hot on @GMB #GoodMorningBritain this morning. Nice way to start the day I say lol.’
Another tweeted: ‘Math has never been more interesting @GMB @RachelRileyRR,’ while a third also posted: ‘How have I realised how FIT Rachel Riley is?’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
Chic: Rachel cut a stylish figure as she made her daytime TV appearance in a plunging red floral midi dress and nude heels
Get away: The Strictly Come Dancing star was also forced to have an unfortunate encounter with the famous Piers Morgan hairdryer