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ORE ODUBA - a former contestant on Strictly Come Dancing - has opened up about a difficult time with his wife during lockdown as he revealed what tipped them "over the edge".

PUBLISHED: 16:20, Fri, Sep 11, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:20, Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Ore Oduba, 34, who was crowned Strictly Come Dancing champion in 2016, spoke candidly about his marriage to wife Portia Oduba. The couple tied the knot in 2015 and are parents to their two-year-old son Roman.

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The BBC host explained that life in lockdown with his other half was not easy and admitted they had to figure out if "we still liked each other".

Ore credited their baby boy as a source of "distraction" but added that he has also been the "source of every argument" between the couple.

Speaking about his wife, Ore said: "This has been the most challenging period in our entire relationship.

"There was a point where we were at loggerheads and I felt like I was in The Shining."

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Ore Oduba suffers 'challenging period' with wife amid family strugglesOre Oduba suffers 'challenging period' with wife amid family struggles (Image: WENN)

Strictly star Ore Oduba and his wife Portia Oduba opened up about their marriageStrictly star Ore Oduba and his wife Portia Oduba opened up about their marriage (Image: WENN)

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He continued: "Roman has been the biggest distraction.

"He kept us ticking along and gave us the structure, but on the flip side he has been the source of pretty much every argument.

"When there was a little crack or a bit of tension it didn't take much for him to tip us over the edge."

The Strictly star admitted he was unsure where their marriage would have ended up during the lockdown period.

Ore Oduba and his wife Portia Oduba tied the knot in 2015Ore Oduba and his wife Portia Oduba tied the knot in 2015 (Image: WENN)

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