Rachel Riley is elated following the news that Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the Labour Party.

The politician was suspended today after he claimed that the scale of anti-Semitism was "dramatically overstated for political reasons".

Countdown star Rachel didn't hide her delight.

She tweeted: " Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended. ABOUT TIME!"

Alongside it, she shared a GIF showing someone slamming a door in the politician's face.

The Labour Party's decision comes after a watchdog report found that the former party leader's office unlawfully interfered in anti-Semitism complaints.

Rachel has been outspoken about her feelings for Corbyn for a long time.

In November last year, she faced backlash for posting a picture of herself wearing a T-shirt printed with a photoshopped image of Corbyn being arrested.

Rachel has been very outspoken about her views on Corbyn

Printed on it were the words "Jeremy Corbyn is a racist endeavour".

In the picture, taken in London in 1984, Corbyn was being led away by two police officers while protesting against apartheid outside South Africa House.

But the placard hanging around his neck originally said "Defend the right to protest against apartheid. Join this picket".

At the time, Rachel faced calls that she should be sacked from Countdown, but the defiant star took no notice.

She later thanked the fans who had supported her, writing: "Thanks for all the lovely messages of support, & all the silent supporters who've followed me, means a lot.

She celebrated as he was suspended from the Labour Party
Corbyn was suspended today

"Shows how counterproductive nasty pile-ons actually are.

"I made this promise I intend to keep it. If this is the price to raise awareness then sobeit. Lots of love."

Corbyn's suspension came today just hours after he accused "opponents and the media" of exaggerating anti-Jewish racism.

"He has also had the whip removed from the Parliamentary Labour Party."

Rachel and husband Pasha Kovalev

Corbyn had initially said: "One antisemite is one too many, but the scale of the problem was also dramatically overstated for political reasons by our opponents inside and outside the party, as well as by much of the media."

He attempted to clarify his remark following his suspension, saying: "I will strongly contest the political intervention to suspend me. I've made absolutely clear that those who deny there has been an antisemitism problem in the Labour Party are wrong.

"It’s also undeniable that a false impression has been created of the number of members accused of antisemitism, as polling shows: that is what has been overstated, not the seriousness of the problem.

"I will continue to support a zero tolerance policy towards all forms of racism. And I urge all members to stay calm and focused - while this problem is resolved amicably, as I believe it will be - to defeat this awful government, which is further impoverishing the poorest in our society."