Strictly's Ore Oduba regains sense of smell after coronavirus battle

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Strictly Come Dancing and Noughts & Crosses star Ore Oduba can finally smell again after recovering from a suspected case of coronavirus.

The TV and radio presenter, who won the 14th series of the BBC dancing show, has regained his sense of smell, and the first thing he got a whiff of was his baby son's diaper chaos.

And to make the occasion even more special, it just so happened to be his son's first poo after three days of constipation. Well, that's a load off our minds.

Ore took to Twitter to share the joyous news, and you could practically smell the sense of celebration in his tweet.

Photo credit: Ore Oduba - Twitter

"I CAN SMELL!!! After 10 days I CAN SMELL!!!! And the first thing I smelt... my son's first POO after 3 days of constipation!" he wrote.

"How I rejoiced as he cried into my arms, I rubbed his belly and the weight was finally lifted... right up my nose. I will never forget this day HALLELUJAH."

Ore and his wife Portia welcomed son Roman back in January 2018. Speaking about his birth at the time, Ore said: "He's brilliant. He's coming into his own in such a short space of time."

"He's our world, we would do anything for him. His smile goes as wide as the world is round."

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