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Nigerian-born British celebrity broadcaster, Ore Oduba, wins Strictly Come Dancing

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Nigerian-born Ore Oduba is a versatile TV presenter who is described as being “comfortable presenting all manner of shows, including the World Athletics Championships on the BBC.”

Ore was born in November 1986 to Nigerian parents and was raised with his brother and two sisters in Dorset, United Kingdom.

He was privately educated and went on to study Sports Science and Social Science at Loughborough University, graduating in 2008.

From then, he dived straight into broadcasting and hasn’t looked back since.

Ore had always aspired to have a career in sports broadcasting and joined Newsround in 2008 as a reporter and breakfast bulletin presenter before being promoted to deputy presenter the following year, SUN reports.

As part of his role, he also presented Sportsrounduntil it was cancelled in 2010 and he left Newsround in 2014.

He currently presents sports bulletins for BBC Breakfast and Radio 5 Live and has also hosted Match of the Day: Kickabout, Claimed and Shamed and the Commonwealth and Youth Games.

He is currently part of the BBC’s coverage of the athletic World Championships.

Since his glorious victory on Strictly, Ore has taken up occasional presenting stints both on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ and BBC’s ‘The One Show.’

He has appeared on ITV show ‘Play to the Whistle,’ as well as the newly revamped ‘Top Gear’ — although his appearance descended into chaos when he lost control of the car on the Top Gear track.

Ore met girlfriend Portia in 2010 at an event at his university and he proposed to her in 2014.

They married in November 2015, and he has since admitted that he cried with happiness all through the day.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Ore revealed that Portia was completely backing him in the show, even though some couples dread the infamous ‘Strictly’ curse.

At the 2017 TV BAFTAs, Ore was pictured holding hands with Irish presenter Laura, as he helped her back to her hotel.

The pair went on to share sweet Instagram posts about “being dance floor buddies for life” as they struck a flashy dance pose at the event.

Ore became a contestant on ‘Strictly Come Dancing 2016’ and was paired with professional dancer Karen.

And the waterworks from his wedding were turned back on as he revealed he got emotional when he got the call to say he was on the show.

After pulling off three stunning dance routines in the final, Ore sobbed as he was crowned the winner of Strictly Come Dancing.

While thousands of delighted fans took to social media to congratulate the ‘Strictly’ winner, some accused the BBC of fixing the show by over-marking one of their own presenters.

Earlier this month, Ore announced that wife Portia is pregnant with their first child.

He’s likely to become a father in early 2018 — based on his Instagram post:

Source: Punch

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