STRICTLY star and TV host Ore Oduba announced the birth of his first child with wife Portia just nine days into the New Year.
Here is what Ore has said about becoming a father and what the couple chose to call their son.
Ore Oduba and wife Portia posted this photo to announce her pregnancy
Who are Ore and Portia Oduba?
Portia Oduba, nee Jett, is the wife of Strictly Come Dancing champion Ore Oduba, and she works as a TV researcher.
Portia supported Ore – pronounced “aw-ray” – on his way to victory on Strictly with pro Joanne Clifton.
The sports presenter beat finalists Louise Redkapp and Danny Mac to claim the famous Glitterball on December 17, 2016.
Speaking about his wife, he told Hello: “She keeps me grounded. She’s my choreographer, stylist, physiotherapist as well as wife.”
Ore and Portia married in November 2015, after meeting at Loughborough University.
Instagram Portia posed with her baby bump in a shot uploaded to her Instagram
When was Ore and Portia Oduba’s baby born?
On August 2, 2017, Ore announced that Portia was pregnant with their first child.
He wrote on Instagram: “My best friend, the most amazing wife and soon to be the most amazing mum.
“Been a pretty life-changing last 12 months, now Portia 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!!!”
The last part refers to the fact Ore claims to have cried from “11am until 2am” on his wedding day.
In early 2018 Ore revealed that Portia had given birth to a baby boy on January 9.
Instagram Ore welcomed his son to the world in early 2018