Awe­some Ore

Woman (UK) - - Bloke At The Back -

He jived his way into our hearts when he won Strictly Come Danc­ing last year and since then, ore oduba’s feet have not touched the ground. He’s cur­rently stand­ing in for Clau­dia win­kle­man on her Ra­dio 2 Sun­day evening show in the run-up to Christ­mas. The sports pre­sen­ter, 31, is mar­ried to TV re­searcher Por­tia. They are ex­pect­ing their first baby in the new year.

I am be­yond ex­cited about be­com­ing a dad and it’s not far away! Por­tia and I have been talk­ing about start­ing a fam­ily for ages and now it’s about to hap­pen, we can’t wait. We both love The Bump and see­ing it move. It al­ready seems to have a per­son­al­ity and is much more mel­low when I am nearby, which I hope is a sign of things to come! But we don’t know what the sex is, it will be a surprise – 2018 will be a very spe­cial year.

my wife and I went to new York on our first Valen­tine’s Day. I am a big ro­man­tic and I started as I meant to go on. Life is so busy but it’s im­por­tant to spend qual­ity time to­gether. I love her so much. I feel so pro­tec­tive of her and now with The Bump as well, I just want to wrap them both up in cot­ton wool!

I’ve been tak­ing lessons to work on my singing and danc­ing. You have to put the hours in to get bet­ter. My part­ner, Joanne Clifton, took me to my first dance class. I loved every minute of do­ing my Gene Kelly trib­ute live on BBC1’S last month.

watch­ing Strictly from the sofa is not the same. It opened up a pas­sion for per­form­ing that I had prob­a­bly shelved for years. Danc­ing is in me now. It’s what gets me up in the morn­ing. I loved see­ing the new con­tes­tants in this se­ries and it’s like Shirley Bal­las has been there for­ever.

✱ ore sits in for Clau­dia win­kle­man on Ra­dio 2, 7-9pm, Sun­day, un­til 17 De­cem­ber

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