Strictly Come Dancing is hitting the floors in just a few weeks, and pressure is immense on the contestants. Radio host, DJ and TV presenter Melvin Odoom is training with his dance partner Janette Manrara and is highly motivated.
He has been a radio host, DJ, and TV presenter but now he is a contestant in Strictly come dancing.
Know About Melvin Odoom!
Melvin Odoom was born and brought up in London. Melvin met his co-host Rickie Haywood-Williams at the University of Bedfordshire. And since that period both have been presenters of the Kiss FM Breakfast show and also working for MTV and T4.
Melvin also hosted The Xtra Factor and been a team captain on four series of BBC Three's Sweat the Small Stuff. Melvin Odoom and Rochelle Humes landed the Xtra Factor presenting jobs in 2015 series on ITV2.
"I've always been a massive fan of the show and to get to present The Xtra Factor is a dream for me. We are there to support the contestants and have fun – I'm really looking forward to it!" Melvin said.
Know about his partner in Strictly, Janette!
It was announced on August 12, 2016, that Melvin Odoom would be participating in the fourteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing and had been partnered with Janette Manrara.
Janette joined strictly back in 2013, then partnering with fashion designer Julien Macdonald. And again in 2014, she paired with EastEnders star Jake Wood and made it all the way to semi-finals. In 2015, she paired with Peter Andre and survived till week 10.
Fellow Strictly professional Aljaž Skorjanec is Janette’s fiancé, but both of them have different partners on the floor.
Janette’s favorite dance moves are the Rumba, and she keeps fusing contemporary moves into it making it more traditional Quickstep.
Born in Florida, Janette was a finance student graduated from Florida International University. She was a banker for seven years before continuing her training in Hip Hop, salsa, jazz, Pointe, Ballet, and Ballroom.
At an early age of 24, she was already one of a top eight finalist in the US version of So You Think You Can Dance. Since then Janette has never looked behind and worked on the Academy Awards, shared a stage with Jennifer Lopez, been one of the principal dancers on Glee and also performed in dance stage show Burn the Floor for three years.
"I think she's the best partner that I could have got, to be honest," the 36-year-old Melvin told HELLO! Online exclusively. "Because she's the perfect balance of being able to take things seriously, but she's very fun at the same time."
Is He Married? Or Dating? Gay Rumors!
Apart from his blistering careers in TV, radio, and music, Melvin is a top professional. He has not revealed his girlfriend or any partners and has not been dating as well. He is not married as well but is not a gay. He did ban himself a sex ban ahead of show Strictly. The point is he’s been having the sex with ladies and now has banned it from the show.
Melvin Odoom (born 30 July 1980) is a Radio host, DJ, and TV presenter best known for being a team captain on four series of BBC Three's Sweat the Small Stuff and also co-host of 2015 series of The Xtra Factor on ITV2.
Winner of Strictly Come Dancing festive special!
Caption: Melvin Odoom after his victory in the show.
Photo Credit: Dailymail
TV personality Melvin Odoom has been crowned champion of the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special on 25th December 2016.
The radio DJ and TV personality Odoom and his dance partner Janette Manrara impressed everyone at the show as well as outside with a spellbinding Charleston inspired by the festive film Elf and finally stole the show with a perfect score of 40.
The 36-year-old celebrity’s victory is no doubt especially poignant since his shock exit in week one of this year's series sparked outrage as he claimed that the voting public was 'racist.'
After being announced the winner of the show, he gushed:
'Best Christmas ever! I'm gonna put the trophy on my front door!'
Beaming as he clutched his champion trophy, he was enveloped in hugs from his fellow contestants from this year.
Stay with us for more news on Melvin Odoom!#Television presenter #English comedian #radio DJ