Ore Oduba: Reaching Strictly Come Dancing final 'beyond belief'

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Strictly Come Dancing star Ore Oduba has said reaching the show's grand final is "beyond belief".

The BBC sports presenter will battle it out with Louise Redknapp and Danny Mac for the glitterball trophy on Saturday night.

Ore, who had no dance training before entering the competition, said appearing on the show was "the realisation of a dream".

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Ore and Joanne (Guy Levy/BBC)

Speaking at a press conference alongside partner Joanne Clifton and his fellow contestants, the 30-year-old said: "Being in the final of this show was just not an option doing this.

"I've watched it for the 12 years that it's been on and it's been the thing I've dreamt about doing.

"Working at the BBC and being here it's always been one of the shows that I thought, 'wouldn't that be incredible to be a part of'."

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Ore (BBC)

He added: "When I arrived it was the realisation of a dream. I still feel like I'm inside the telly let alone actually doing a dance show.

"It's beyond belief."

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Ore (Guy Levy/BBC)

Ore and Joanne - whose brother Kevin is partnered with Louise - will perform three routines in Saturday night's final in a bid to win the Strictly crown.

The pair will dance a jive to Bruno Mars' hit Runaway Baby, which scored them 39 points in week four, and a showdance to Jodi Benson's I Got Rhythm.

Their third routine - the judges' choice dance - will be revealed during the finale.