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ORE ODUBA - who won Strictly Come Dancing in 2016 - has admitted he and his wife Portia Oduba "had to figure out if they actually liked each other" after going through some issues as a couple during the coronavirus lockdown.

PUBLISHED: 17:41, Mon, Sep 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:41, Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Strictly Come Dancing champion Ore Oduba, 34, has opened up about some “tension” in his marriage to wife Portia Oduba, which escalated during the coronavirus lockdown. The presenter described lockdown as “the most challenging period” for the couple’s relationship.


Ore revealed that although their two-year-old son Roman kept them “ticking along” during the difficult time, the little one was also “the source of pretty much every argument”.

The musical theatre actor divulged: “He kept us ticking along and gave us 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.”

Fortunately, Ore and Portia worked out their issues and figured out “a new way of existing”.

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Ore OdubaOre Oduba and wife had to figure out if they 'actually liked each other' after lockdown (Image: GETTY•ITV)

Ore OdubaOre Oduba and his wife Portia experienced some 'tension' in their marriage (Image: GETTY)

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"But, in the end, we are a team so it's been about trying to make sure that we know that we've got each other's backs and figuring out a new way of existing," he stated.

He continued to OK! Magazine: “There have been moments when if we hadn’t been together as long as we have, who knows where we might have ended up.

“I’m just really grateful to have had Portia as

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