Congratulations are in order for TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing champion Ore Oduba, who’s confirmed that he and wife Portia are expecting their first child.
Ore revealed news of the pregnancy on his Instagram account, sharing a picture of himself looking like he can’t contain his excitement, whilst Portia cradles her growing bump in the background.
‘Not sure what I did to deserve this one. My best friend, the most amazing wife and soon to be the most amazing mum 💗💙,’ he wrote alongside the sweet snap.
‘Been a pretty life-changing last 12 months, now @portiajett and I are preparing for our biggest adventure yet! Can’t hide our excitement anymore 👶🏽 Starting a family has always been our dream. And no prizes for guessing.. THERE. WILL. BE. TEARS!!!! 😭😭😭 #babynews #pregnancyannouncement #tinydancer’
Fans were quick to express how thrilled they were for the couple, with many leaving comments of congratulations on his post.
‘Congratulations to such a beautiful couple! That is going to be one gorgeous little baby @oreodubaofficial 😍 such an amazing & precious time,’ one exclaimed, whilst a second added: ‘OMG ahhhhh !!!! Congratulations! You will both be the best parents in the world ! Can’t wait to welcome little baby oduba into the world !!! Get those dancing shoes ready! You’re getting a new partner’.
Ore is known for his career on children’s show Newsround, which he presented from 2008 until 2014, but won the nation’s hearts even more when he triumphed in the fourteenth series of Strictly last year.
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The baby will be the first for both Portia and Ore, who tied the knot in November 2015.
Speaking to HELLO! magazine the following year, the pair said that they were already thinking about starting a family.
‘From the first two months, we talked about wanting children. The way we are with each other hasn’t dipped or changed,’ Ore explained to the title. ‘I know it will always be fine when Portia is here.’