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Strictly Come Dancing Ore Oduba winner welcomes first child

He has shared an adorable picture

Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba has welcomed his first child with wife Portia.

Ore took to twitter to announce the birth of his son, with a sweet black and white photo, and an emotional caption announcing the baby’s name.

Ore took to Instagram to announce the birth of his son Roman (Credit: Instagram)

“Cannot find the words to describe this feeling…” he wrote. “Just thank you God for our little blessing. His mum is simply my hero. 09.01.18 the best day in our tiny family’s life.

“Roman, you are our world… and the world is all yours 💙 @portiajett”

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Ore appeared as a contestant on Strictly in 2016 and quickly gained a reputation high emotions.

He was partnered with professional dancer Joanne Clifton, and the pair stayed ahead of the pack before taking winning the glitterball.

They even drew praise from Gene Kelly’s widow Patricia Ward for their performance to Singin’ in the Rain.

Ore took home the Strictly crown in 2016 (Credit: BBC)

Ore and TV researcher Portia married in 2015 and announced they were expecting their first child in August 2016 with an adorable shot on Instagram.

The shot was captioned “Not sure what I did to deserve this one. My best friend, the most amazing wife and soon to be the most amazing mum 💗💙

“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”

The couple announced the pregnancy via Instagram in August (Credit: Instagram)

In September Ore opened up to The Mirror about his response to the news.

“We’d just come back from Spain and Portia was feeling a bit weird,” he said. “I nipped home for half an hour between meetings.

“As soon as I opened the door Portia dived in to our bedroom and came out to show me the stick test which said, ‘pregnant,’

“I fell about crying. I sobbed and said, ‘How am I supposed to get on with the rest of my day?'”

The couple married in 2015 (Credit: Flynet)

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Ore is currently the host of BBC One gameshow And They’re Off, which sees contestants predict which celebrity will win in a physical challenge.

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