Loughborough Alumni


5 Oct 2016

Alumnus Ore Oduba takes to the Strictly stage

Sports broadcaster, Ore, has worked within the BBC for eight years since graduating in 2008 with a degree in Sports Science and Social Science.

Initially appearing as a CBBC presenter on Newsround, Ore has trotted his way to becoming a sports presenter on BBC Breakfast and has most recently appeared as a sports anchor at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Ore’s jobs have also included hosting ‘Match of the Day: Kickabout’, ‘Sportsround’ and documentary series, ‘Claimed and Shamed’, alongside regular stints on Radio 5 Live. He also welcomed in 2016 on BBC1’s New Year programme.

During his studies at Loughborough, Ore was a keen Hockey player with a coaching background. He also volunteered with LSU Media’s television station, LSUTV, developing valuable skills to help him waltz into his career with the BBC.

Ore appeared on the Strictly Come Dancing launch show on 3rd September to meet his professional dance partner for the series. Each contestant took part in the group dance, donned with glitz, sequins and sparkles, dancing with a range of professionals and other contestants at the end of the first glitzy show.

Ore has been paired with Strictly professional, Joanne Clifton who will take part in the competition for the second time having previously danced with self-pronounced Loughborough fan, Scott Mills. Let’s hope the judges “amOre” this partnership!

No stranger to the dancing scene, Ore has previously worked alongside Strictly Come Dancing judge, Darcey Bussell, presenting ballet productions to cinema screens worldwide. Maybe this will help Ore to gain more than a seven from the judges and lead him to Strictly victory. Other than a ten from Len, there’s nothing we would love more than to see the glitter ball trophy being held up by Ore and Joanne in December!

We wish the couple the best of luck in the 2016 series of Strictly Come Dancing and look forward to seeing what they have to offer over the next few months!

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