Strictly Come Dancing’s Ore Oduba: ‘I didn’t even dance at my own wedding!’

The TV presenter has come so far...

Ore Oduba Strictly 2016

by Hannah Mellin |
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Are you all ready for one of the closest Strictly Come Dancing finals in years?

The three finalists, former popstar Louise Redknapp, Hollyoaks actor Danny Mac and sports presenter Ore Oduba, will take to the dance floor this weekend – all battling to get their mits on that coveted glitter ball.

Ore Oduba Strictly 2016

And Ore, who is partnered with the wonderful Joanne Clifton, made no secret of the fact that he never really danced before (only at parties) - demonstrating that even a complete dance novice can be transformed into something pretty special on this show.

He's the only guy in the competition that received pure praise so early on in the competition – his Week 3 American Smooth to Singin' In The Rain receieved recognition from Gene Kelly's widow and his Week 4 jive won his three ten's from the judges.

But Ore is still as humble and graceful as ever, revealing that his best moments on Strictly have been larking around backstage with his fellow celebrities and his dance partner Joanne.

"We have a special place we go to backstage before the live shows, just to chill and have a moment,” he tells us at the final Strictly press conference.

"The best thing [about Strictly] has been learning to dance with such an amazing friend! Before I started I had an idea about how amazing this show might be but when the production put me with Joanne, it’s made it so much better than I could have ever dreamt of. Spending 48 hours a week with someone you love is just amazing – you don’t get to do that!”

Ore even revealed that he didn't even dance at his own wedding, that took place just a year ago:

"I didn’t even dance at my own wedding! Now I'm in the final of Strictly Come Dancing!"

Ore Oduba


So what can we expect from Ore this weekend?

Teasing their epic showdance, Joanne said: "All I’m gonna say it that we’ve got MASSIVE props!"

Sounds exciting.

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