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Ade Adepitan ( Full name: Adedoyin Olayiwola “Ade” Adepitan MBE ) is a Nigerian-born British television presenter and wheelchair basketball player. He has hosted a range of travel documentaries as well as sports programs for BBC television as a presenter. Ade is also an award-winning disability advocate and one of the first physically disabled tv presenters in the UK. He has a career span of 21 years.
He contracted polio while an infant and this resulted in damage to his legs that left him a wheelchair user. Ade moved with his family to the United Kingdom at the age of 3 where he grew up in East London. He then became a wheelchair basketball player and was part of the British team that played at the 2004 Summer Paralympics. Ade and his team secured a bronze medal. He has been involved in a range of charities promoting access to sport for disabled people.
Ade was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to disability sport in 2005. Ade started appearing on British television during the 2000s. He appeared as an actor in the shows Casualty and Desperados. Later, Ade moved into presenting, initially primarily for sports programs during the 2000s. He increasingly appeared in travel documentaries in 2010, initially for episodes of the Channel 4 series Unreported World.
Later, he appeared for the BBC series Africa with Ade Adepitan in 2019 and Climate Change: Ade on the Frontline in 2021. Ade was chosen to present open-access meetings of an unaffiliated scientific group in 2021. The meeting was set up to report to the public on the changing state of the global environment, in the footsteps of Independent SAGE.
Ade Adepitan Age
He was born on March 27, 1973, in Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria. Ade is 49 years old.
Ade Adepitan Height
He is a man of average stature with a height of 5 ft 7 in ( Approx 1.7 m).
Ade Adepitan Family
He was born in the Maryland district in Lagos, Nigeria. Ade contracted polio at the age of fifteen months, which resulted in the loss of function of his legs. Ultimately preventing him from walking. Ade and his mother migrated to the United Kingdom to join his father when he was only three years. His father lived in the London Borough of Newham. Ade belongs to the African-American ethnicity
Ade Adepitan Wife
He is married to Scottish singer Linda Harrison who performs as Elle Exxe. Thie wedding was held on August 19, 2018, in St Paul’s Cathedral. The couple has a son who was born on January 4, 2021.
Ade Adepitan Education
He attended school at Southern Road Primary School in Plaistow. Ade credits this school with helping him with his disability and problems at home. He had aspirations of becoming an international sportsman at the age of nine. After attaining his lower level, Ade attended Lister Community School.
Ade Adepitan BBC
He has been featured on many tv programs and series as an actor, presenter, and guest. He particularly works for the BBC. Ade often uses tv as a platform to campaign against racism and disability discrimination. The journalist was one of three wheelchair basketball players who were featured in the 2002 BBC One ident Hip-Hop. Also, Ade was one of the main presenters of the children’s program Xchange produced for CBBC. He has appeared in the soap opera EastEnders.
In the TV series Desperados, Ade starred as the wheelchair basketball coach, “Baggy Awolowo.” He participated in Beyond Boundaries in 2005 which was a four-part documentary. In this documentary, Ade trekked through rainforests, deserts, and rivers as well as mountains in Nicaragua as he made his own video diary filmed in London and Spain. He talked about his sporting aspirations and how he coped as a London boy living in Zaragoza unable to speak any Spanish.
Ade has been largely involved in making documentaries for Channel 4. He was appointed as one of the main presenters on Channel 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Ade co-presents That Paralympic Show with Rick Edwards. He presented a Channel 4 Dispatches program titled Britain on Benefits in 2013. Also, he presented a documentary for Channel 4’s Unreported World about Cuban basketball players, Cuba, Basketball, and Betrayal.
Ade was part of the Channel 4 2014 Winter Paralympic Games as well as the Rio 2016 Paralympics where he presented the team alongside Clare Balding. He has worked with the BBC, presenting the Invictus Games. Ade guest-presented an episode of The One Show alongside Alex Jones. He co-presented the three-part BBC Two series New York: America’s Busiest City in 21016 alongside Anita Rani and Ant Anstead.
Ade’s Colleagues At BBC News Include:
Kasia Madera – news presenter
Anthony Zurcher – reporter
Karin Giannone – presenter
Evan Davis– presenter
Razia Iqbal – journalist
Rajini Vaidyanathan– correspondent
Stephen Nolan – presenter
Stacey Dooley – presenter
Ade Adepitan Africa
He has co-presented the BBC’s Children in Need appeal since 2016. Ade also co-presented World’s Busiest Cities in 2017 with Anita Rani and Dan Snow. He presented a new four-part series for BBC Two Africa with Ade Adepitan in 2019 where he traveled across Africa. Ade traveled from West Africa and the city of his birth – Lagos in Nigeria – through Central and Eastern Africa. Also, he traveled to the deep south of the continent. Ade was one of the BBC presenters for the Global Citizen Festival in 2021. The panelist made up of the BBC game show Blankety Blank and celebrity contestant of Catchphrase on 30 October, competed against Ade’s Paralympics co-presenter Clare Balding.
He has hosted a range of travel documentaries as well as sports programs for BBC television as a presenter. Ade earns an average salary of $105,582 per year.
Ade Adepitan Net Worth
He is a Nigerian-born British television presenter and wheelchair basketball player. Ade has an estimated net worth of $2,694,671.
How Old Is Ade Adepitan
Ade is 49 years old. He was born on March 27, 1973, in Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria.
Why Is Ade Adepitan On Wheelchair
Ade contracted polio at the age of fifteen months, which resulted in the loss of function of his legs. Ultimately preventing him from walking.