Ore Oduba's wife keeps him 'grounded'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 November 2016
Ore Oduba

Ore Oduba

'Strictly Come Dancing' star Ore Oduba says his wife has been like a rock whilst he's been competing on the BBC One ballroom and latin show

Ore Oduba's wife keeps him "grounded".

The sports presenter has gushed about his spouse, Portia - who he married a year ago at a lavish ceremony in Kent - and how he wouldn't be able to get through his time on 'Strictly Come Dancing' without her as she has been helping him with every aspect from the choreography to nursing any injuries.

He said: "It's easy for this show ['Strictly'] to become like a runaway train. Portia being so supportive has made it all possible.

"She keeps me grounded. She's my choreographer, stylist, physiotherapist as well as wife."

Portia has been amazed by Ore's impressive routines on the BBC One ballroom and latin show with his professional dance partner Joanne Clifton, but admitted despite his offer she didn't allow him to lift her up for their first dance at their wedding reception.

Of their wedding dance, she told HELLO! magazine: "Everyone says, 'Your wedding dance must have been amazing.' But it was just a little dance.

"Ore whispered, 'Shall I lift you up?' I said 'No' while smiling through my teeth.

"Now I see him lifting Jo up and spinning her around."

The 31-year-old star has also admitted that he always knew Portia was "the one" and that they talked about having children months after they met.

He said: "From the first two months, we talked about wanting children.

"The way we are with each other hasn't dipped or changed.

"I know It will always be fine when Portia is here."

Meanwhile, Ore will be taking a break from his rehearsals on Thursday (24.11.16) to step in for Phillip Schofield on ITV's 'This Morning' alongside Holly Willoughby.

A source said: "He has agreed with BBC bosses to take some time out from rehearsals to do the show. Everyone is really excited."

Ore is thrilled to have been chosen as Phillip's replacement as he considers the award-winning programme to be "one of TV's crown jewels".

He said: "I'm really excited to be hosting 'This Morning' with Holly.

I've watched and loved the show for years. For me, it's one of TV's crown jewels.

"I can't wait to meet the team and huge thanks to Phillip for allowing me to hop into his seat for the day."

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