An exciting broadcaster, live host, and performer, Ore Oduba demonstrated his showmanship qualities on the Strictly floor as an audience of over 13 million watched him and partner Joanne Clifton crowned champions in 2016, the most watched final in Strictly history.
It launched a new chapter in Ore’s career as he continues to impress with his passion for performing. 8 million people tuned in live on BBC1 as Ore delivered an all-singing, all-dancing Gene Kelly tribute on a record-breaking night for Children in Need 2017. A month later, Ore had the honour of singing at the world famous Royal Albert Hall, headlining the Christmas with the StarsConcert in aid of Bloodwise
From one big stage to the next, Ore made his Saturday Night presenting debut in 2018 as host of ‘And They’re Off’ for Sports Relief and Sports Relief itself. He is also the presenter of the BBC show ‘Hardball’. This marks the latest in a burgeoning list of high-profile credits that includes regular presenting slots on ‘The One Show’, ITV’s ‘This Morning’ and BBC Radio 2.
Ore is also an established name on BBC2’s, broadcasting to an audience of over 8 million each week, Ore can regularly be heard deputising on Steve Wright in the Afternoons or settling listeners into their Sunday nights as cover for Claudia Winkleman.
At home as an entertainer, Ore’s authority and reliability, coupled with countless hours of live broadcasting under his belt, has also seen him front some of the biggest national events, from the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations and BBC Sport’s award-winning coverage of Olympic Games in Rio to One Love Manchester for BBC1.
The tribute concert for victims of the Manchester Arena bombing was the most watched TV event of 2017.
Like many of the UK’s leading broadcasters, Ore’s varied and versatile career began in Children’s television before he was snapped up by BBC Breakfast and BBC Sport.
Six successful years based at Manchester’s Media City UK also saw Ore Oduba join the presenting ranks at BBC Radio 5 Live.