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Strictly Come Dancing's Ore Oduba to join Holly Willoughby as guest co-host on This Morning

Sharnaz Shahid

He has been charming audiences with his dazzling routines on Strictly Come Dancing over the past couple of months. But later this week, Ore Oduba will be sashaying his way from the dance floor over to the This Morning studios, where he will be joining Holly Willoughby as a co-host on the show. 

The BBC sports presenter, 30, will step in for regular presenter Phillip Schofield, who has other filming commitments - according to The Mirror. A source said: "He has agreed with BBC bosses to take some time out from rehearsals to do the show. Everyone is really excited."

Speaking about the news shortly after it was announced, Ore revealed: "I'm really excited to be hosting This Morning with Holly. I've watched and loved the show for years. For me, it's one of TV's crown jewels." He later added: "I can't wait to meet the team and huge thanks to Phillip for allowing me to hop into his seat for the day."

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Ore Oduba will replace Phillip Schofield on This Morning later this week

Earlier this month, Ore celebrated his first wedding anniversary with TV researcher wife Portia. In an exclusive interview with HELLO! magazine, the media personality opened up about their romance and on how he knew Portia was The One. "I knew she was The One straight away," he confessed. "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." 

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"I'm really excited to be hosting This Morning with Holly," he said

When quizzed about how consuming being a part of Strictly can be, Ore added: "It's easy for this show to become like a runaway train. Portia being so supportive, has made it all possible. She keeps me grounded. She's my choreographer, stylist, physiotherapist as well as wife."

The former Newsround presenter is one of this year's contestants hoping to be crowed the Strictly winner alongside his mentor and dance partner Joanne Clifton. "Me and dance had no idea what we could do together until Jo intervened. It's bloomed out of Jo," he explained during a recent appearance on Good Morning Britain.

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