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Who is Ade Adepitan?
Ade Adepitan is a Paralympic star who won gold medals in wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, and dance. He uses a wheelchair as a reason to contract polio as a kid that caused his left leg uses. Adepitan is currently a BBC and Channel 4 employer. He also worked as an actor and currently working as a British Television Presenter.
Adedoyin Olayiwola "Ade" Adepitan was born 27 March 1973 in Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria. Adepitan contracted polio at the age of fifteen months, resulting in the loss of function of his left leg and eventually preventing him from walking.
Adepitan and his mom immigrated to the United Kingdom at the age of three to join his dad who resided in Newham's London Borough. Then, he started to study at Plaistow's Southern Road Primary School, which he credits to help him with his handicap and home issues.
Adepitan is an accomplished wheelchair basketball player for his club Milton Keynes Aces and as a member of the UK group. The group won the bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Summer Paralympics and the gold medal at the 2005 Manchester Paralympic World Cup. As for now, Adepitan is working as a British television presenter in BBC News. Lerato Mbele, Katty Kay, and Carol Kirkwood are also part of BBC News along with Ade.
Personal Life: Wife
Well, Ade is happily living in a marital relationship. Adepitan married his long term girlfriend, Linda Harrison. The pair decided to tie a knot on 11 August 2018. In the interview of Hello magazine, Linda said,
I told Ade that I loved him and said how important it was for me to tell him I loved him in front of all these people.
Then, Adepitan added,
She looked so so beautiful. My eyes started watering, and quite a few of my friends turned their faces away as they didn't want to start crying, too."
One hundred seventy friends attended the wedding ceremony, and visitors included soprano Camilla Kerslake and her rugby union star husband, Chris Robshaw. The romantic ceremony was held in St Paul's Cathedral, where Prince Charles married Diana, Princess of Wales in 1981.
Although the couple is already married, they haven't shared any children together. The pair might be planning to make their married life slow and steady. Ever since their marriage, both Linda and Ade has never been the part of any rumors and controversies. The couple is a true example of a true relationship.
Well, Ade is very open about his personal life as well as professional life yet he hasn't revealed any details about his past relationship. As per some of the source, his wife Linda is his first girlfriend with whom he tied a knot in 2018.
Net Worth & Salary
Ade Adepitan's main source of income is his game as a wheelchair basketball player and as a television presenter.
Ade began as a basketball player in wheelchairs and ended up with his club Milton Keynes Aces. Also, Adepitan has been featured as an actor, presenter, guest on countless TV programs and series.
He has become one of the presenters of the new BBC travel series of The Travel Show 2014. He recently became a member of the Paralympics of Rio 2016. According to a PayScale Magazine study, Television Presenter's estimated annual wage varies from $39,714 to $212,427. Yet, there are not single details about his net worth.