Strictly’s Ore Oduba and wife Portia welcome first child and reveal adorable name

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Ore and Portia Oduba

by Alex Ross |
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Strictly Come Dancing 2016 winner Ore Oduba and his wife Portia have welcomed their first child into the world, a baby boy!

Ore announced the couple's news to his Instagram account by sharing an adorable photo of himself cradling his newborn son. In a cute message to accompany the photo, Ore called his wife Portia his 'hero' and revealed their first child was born on the 9th January.

The proud dad also announced the couple have decided to call their son Roman.

He wrote, 'Cannot find the words to describe this feeling... Just thank you God for our little blessing. His mum is simply my hero. 09.01.18 the best day in our tiny family’s life. Roman, you are our world... and the world is all yours 💙'

Fans of the sports presenter were quick to comment on the post with well wishes. One user wrote, 'Congratulations x lovely news xxx so very pleased for you both ❤️', with another adding, 'Welcome to the world little Roman and congratulations!💙'.

Others seemed to love their name choice, with one adding, 'Awwww congratulations such a beautiful name💙', and 'Oh wow. Congratulations both of you. Gorgeous name. Enjoy the magic xxxx'.

Ore and Portia Oduba
©Ore and Portia Oduba © Getty Images

The couple, who married in 2015, first announced they were starting a family back in August last year.

Announcing their news on social media, Ore shared a playful picture and wrote, 'Not sure what I did to deserve this one. My best friend, the most amazing wife and soon to be the most amazing mum 💗💙.

'Been a pretty life-changing last 12 months, now @portiajett 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!!!! 😭😭😭 #babynews #pregnancyannouncement #tinydancer' [sic]

Portia also shared the news with her fans as she wrote, 'Baby Oduba We already love you so much ❤ #PregnancyAnnouncement #BabyBump' [sic]

Over the last few months the couple haven't been shy in documenting their pregnancy journey. To help celebrate New Year's Eve, Ore shared a stunning photo of the two, showing off Portia's bump.

Earlier this week Portia also showed off the cutest hand knitted blanket for her newborn, made with love by baby Roman's great grandma! She wrote, 'Great Grandma knitted the cutest blanket...! ✨👶🏽 #babyknit #blanket #babyaccessories #handknitted #familylove #cherishforever' [sic]

So cute! 👶

Congratulations to Ore and Portia on the birth of baby Roman!

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