Television presenter Ade Adepitan contracted Polio as a child. Luckily, Ade survived but was left wheelchair-bound. Despite what could be considered a setback, Ade has gone from strength to strength in his career, from participating in wheelchair basketball at the Paralympics to presenting many well-known shows on television.
On children’s television, Ade was a familiar face on the CBBC series X-Change. He has also travelled the world presenting on the Travel Show for the BBC and Unreported World on Channel 4. He has also hosted episodes of Channel 4’s award-winning documentary series, Dispatches where he has confronted the UK’s benefit systems disability allowance. Other works include Ade Adepitan: Journey of My Lifetime and The One Show. In 2016, Ade co-hosted alongside Alex Brooker and for the first time alongside Graham Norton.
As a sports presenter, Ade has co-hosted BAFTA award-winning coverage of the Games Invictus Games which were formed by Prince Harry. He has also hosted at the His personal sporting achievements include a , and .alongside Clare Balding, for Channel 4,
Furthermore, Ade received an in 2005, was awarded Honorary Doctorates from Loughborough University in 2006 and the University of East London in 2010.
His charity work includes , and . In 2012, Ade opened the in Brent; a place for young people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. He has recently become a Patron of , supporting the ‘Purple4Polio’ campaign- fighting to eradicate Polio all over the world.
He has done a number of high-profile public speaking engagements including the launch of the 2012 Olympic bid. He works extensively in the UK giving motivational speeches to schools, charities and businesses.