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Updated: Friday 12 August 2016

BBC Sport’s Ore Oduba confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2016

BBC Sport presenter Ore Oduba is the fourth celebrity contestant to be confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One.

He is a regular face on BBC Breakfast and is currently in Rio presenting on the 2016 Olympic Games, anchoring daily coverage each evening on BBC Four.

“I’m still waiting for someone to wake me up and tell me I’m dreaming!!! I’ve been such a huge fan of the show for over a decade. So to actually take to the Strictly stage myself, I don’t think I’ve been more nervously excited – aside from on my wedding day. Let’s hope for fewer tears! I cannot wait to get started, it’s going to be so much fun.” said Ore.

Ore learnt his trade on children’s television as an anchor of CBBC’s Newsround and Sportsround, before going on to present a variety of BBC programmes, including the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations on Commonwealth Day, EastEnders: Backstage Live, the London Marathon, and he kicked off 2016 by presenting the New Year celebrations at Big Ben to over 13 million people on BBC One.

Earlier this year Ore helped raise over £1 million for Sport Relief by travelling around the UK on a yacht in the Hell On High Seas challenge.

Ore joins Ed Balls, Will Young and Laura Whitmore, who have already been announced as contestants for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing, which returns to BBC One for its 14th series in September 2016.