Joanne Clifton praises 'perfect parents' Ore and Portia Oduba

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 August 2017
Joanne Clifton

Joanne Clifton

Joanne Clifton is thrilled that Ore Oduba and his wife Portia are expecting their first child together and is convinced they'll make the "perfect parents" when their little bundle of joy arrives

Joanne Clifton thinks Ore Oduba and his wife Portia will make "perfect parents."

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' star wowed judges last series when she won the competition with sports presenter Ore and has admitted they pair are still best friends now and are thrilled that the couple are expecting their first child together.

Speaking to Star Magazine, Joanne said: "We're best friends and call each other almost every day. I'm so happy that he and his Portia are expecting a baby. They're going to be the most perfect parents."

Although the dancer is still single, she claims she isn't "looking" but wants her brother Kevin and his wife Karen to have a baby.

She said: "Karen keeps mentioning it. I'd love for them to have a baby because I'm not having one soon - I haven't even got a boyfriend. She wants to call the baby Grimsby.

"I've been single for a while now. If someone comes along, great, but I'm not looking.

"It's hard to find someone who'd accept the life I have at the moment. If I'm touring for months, I wouldn't see them."

The dancer stepped away from the show and is now taking on a new role in 'Flashdance: The Musical' and although asking for her costumes to be longer on 'Strictly', Joanne is now donning leotards and knickers.

She said: "I'm the only girl on 'Strictly' who'd ask for my costumes to be lengthened rather than shortened.

"Now, I'm in leotards and knickers on stage, I'm like 'what's happened to me?'

"I've been singing for as long as I can remember. It's probably what I love the most. I achieved what I wanted in ballroom dancing, now I'm living a childhood dream.

"Maybe I could do a musical theatre album."

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