"It's easy for this show to become like a runaway train," Ore, 29, tells HELLO! of how all-consuming the show can be. "Portia being so supportive, has made it all possible. She keeps me grounded. She's my choreographer, stylist, physiotherapist as well as wife."
For their first exclusive photoshoot together, the couple returned to their wedding reception venue, Penshurst Place in Kent. Portia, 27, tells the magazine: "My over-riding memory is of Ore's emotions – he was so teary throughout the day." She adds of their first dance: "Everyone says, 'Your wedding dance must have been amazing.' But it was just a little dance. Ore whispered, 'Shall I lift you up?' I said 'No' while smiling through my teeth. Now I see him lifting Jo up and spinning her around," says Portia, referring to Ore's Strictly dance partner Joanne Clifton.
Ore talks to HELLO! of his love for Portia, "I knew she was The One straight away. From the first two months, we talked about wanting children. The way we are with each other hasn't dipped or changed. I know it will always be fine when Portia is here."
Ore describes contestant Ed Balls as a "Strictly phenomenon", and says of falling in love with dancing, "I want to keep dancing because it has given me so much. My true passion is sport and covering big live events such as the Olympics. Now it feels like I've played a part in a national event. There's something so exhilarating about performing for a live audience."
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