Strictly's Ore Oduba expecting second child with wife Portia

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Photo credit: Ore Oduba - Instagram
Photo credit: Ore Oduba - Instagram

Congratulations are in order for TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing champion Ore Oduba and his wife Portia.

Days ahead of the 10-year anniversary of their first date (May 19), the pair have announced that they are expecting their second child together.

"We're thrilled," Ore told Hello! magazine. "I never thought I was going to find the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with so when I think that ten years on from our first date, we've got one amazing little boy and another baby on the way, I get quite emotional. This is the life I've always dreamt of.

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"I thought I'd be terrified [at having a second child], but after this year, I say: 'Bring it on!' If we can do 14 months of lockdowns, having two children is nothing – says the man who doesn't yet have two children!"

Portia added: "We waited until we had the scan picture to tell [our son Roman]. We showed him and said: 'Mummy's got something in her tummy. What do you think it is?' He looked a bit confused and said: 'Chocolate eggs?' I was like: 'That's true – but no, it's a baby.'

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"Roman started to understand more when my bump started showing, so now he wants to say goodnight to the baby and rubs my tummy saying: 'Hello baby'."

Portia is currently 19 weeks pregnant, and is expecting to welcome her second child in October.

Recently, fellow Strictly winner Harry Judd announced that he was expecting his third child.

Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One later in 2021.

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