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The Ore Oduba black story: from the slums of Canford to Strictly Come Dancing blondes

by | 19th, December 2016

Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba is flanked by two blondes on the Mail’s cover. To his right is wife Portia. To his left is dance partner Joanne Clifton. “Strictly champ: I’ve neglected my wife,” declares the headline. Readers begin to wonder if the show was a mating ritual. Is sexual intrigue in the air?

 

Ore Oduba

 

Over pages 12 and 13 we get more. “Now I’ve got time for my wife!” thunders the headline.

“Oduba and his wife Portia he’s identified by surname; she, who never competed but remained blonde throughout the pro-celebrity dance show, we meet on first-name terms “have been married for less than a year”.  The paper quickly picks up on the moment of Ore’s triumph, when he “looked straight into dance partner Joanne Clifton’s eyes and said, ‘I love you with all my heart’ as he held up the glitterball trophy.”

This was, says Laura Lambert. just another example of the 30-year-old BBC sports presenter’s “emotional side”. No kidding. But “once the cameras stopped rolling he was virtually inseparable from his wife.” But, boy, how he tried to shake her. No, only joking.

As for that suggestive front-page headline. when asked what he’d be up to over Christmas, Ora replied, “I’ve neglected my family. Same for Jo, we’ve been working so hard.”

 

Ore Oduba

 

In the Mirror , Ore reveals his “extraordinary journey”. We learn that Portia, a TV researcher, is based in Manchester,

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