Ore Oduba is the fourth celebrity to be announced for the 2016 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
The announcement was made on Thursday evening, 11th August, on the official Strictly Twitter and Facebook accounts, where Ore was confirmed as the fourth contestant taking part in the ballroom battle.
“I’m still waiting for someone to wake me up and tell me I’m dreaming!!! I’ve been such a huge fan of the show for over a decade. So to actually take to the Strictly stage myself, I don’t think I’ve been more nervously excited – aside from on my wedding day. Let’s hope for fewer tears! I cannot wait to get started, it’s going to be so much fun.” – Ore Oduba
Sports Broadcaster Ore is a regular face on BBC Breakfast and is currently in Rio presenting on the 2016 Olympic Games, anchoring daily coverage each evening on BBC Four.
Ore learnt his trade on children’s television as an anchor of CBBC’s Newsround and Sportsround, before going on to present a variety of BBC programmes, including the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations on Commonwealth Day, EastEnders: Backstage Live, the London Marathon, and he kicked off 2016 by presenting the New Year celebrations at Big Ben to over 13 million people on BBC One.
Outside of his television work, earlier this year year Ore helped raise over £1 million for Sport Relief by travelling around the UK on a yacht in the Hell On High Seas challenge.
More celebrity contestants for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing will be revealed by the beeb as the days go on.