Who is Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins contestant and Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba? | The Sun

ORE Oduba is best known for his TV presenting.

The star has risen to fame through the years – but what else do we know about him?

Who is Ore Oduba?

Ore was born in November 1986 to Nigerian parents.

He was raised with his brother and two sisters in Dorset.

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.

Ore met his wife 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 August 2017, Ore announced that wife Portia was pregnant with their first child.

Ore revealed on January 11 that he and Portia had become parents for the first time after she gave birth to their son Roman.

He had previously spoken about how he would be a "blubbering mess" when he became a father.

What is Ore Oduba known for?

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.

As part of his role he also presented Sportsround until it was cancelled in 2010 and he left Newsround in 2013.

He has presented 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.

Ore was a prominent part of the BBC's coverage of the 2017 Athletics World Championships in London.

Since his glorious victory on Strictly in 2016, 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.

The talented TV star also presented And They're Off For Sport Relief on BBC One and continues to present Hardball – a fast-paced quiz show.

The man of many talents also has a passion for musical theatre, and in 2019 starred in the UK tour of Grease.

Following that, he starred as Aaron Fox in Kander and Ebb's Curtains alongside Jason Manford and Carley Stenson.

The production later transferred to London's Wyndham's Theatre, where Oduba made his West End debut.

In 2020, Oduba played the role of news anchor Akintola in the BBC One drama Noughts + Crosses.

The following year, he was a contestant in Channel 4's Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, making it to the final.

In the same year, he joined the cast of the stage version of The Rocky Horror Show

What is Ore Oduba's net worth?

According to various sources Ore Oduba's net worth stands at around £2million.

Oduba has made his wealth through his career in journalism working as TV presenter and actor.

Is Ore Oduba on social media?

Yes, Ore often posts to his social media pages.

He can be found on Instagram @oreodubaofficial and Twitter @oreoduba.

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