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Strictly star Ore Oduba looking forward to family time


Prize: Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton

Prize: Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton

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Prize: Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton

Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba said he is looking forward to spending time with his family after "neglecting" them to train for the show.

The TV sports presenter beat one-time Hollyoaks star Danny Mac and former Eternal singer Louise Redknapp to win the coveted Glitterball trophy in the nail-biting finale of the BBC show.

Oduba (30) and his professional partner Joanne Clifton, were also awarded their first perfect score for the series for their dance performed to I Got Rhythm, which saw departing head judge Len Goodman giving them a standing ovation.

Talking moments after his win, Oduba was asked what he will be doing next.

He replied: "What's next? Christmas, I cannot wait for Christmas, I've neglected my family, same for Jo, we've been so hard working...".

He revealed he will be going on a two-week getaway with his wife, Portia, while Clifton will be back in the dance studio on Monday to start rehearsals for a musical. The BBC presenter praised his wife for being his "anchor".

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