Ade Adepitan Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Wife, BBC, Net Worth

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Ade Adepitan Biography

Ade Adepitan is a Nigerian-born British television presenter and wheelchair basketball player. As a presenter, he has hosted a range of travel documentaries and sports programmes for BBC television.

As an infant, he contracted polio, resulting in damage to his legs that left him a wheelchair user. At the age of three, he moved with his family to the United Kingdom, where he grew up in East London.

In the year 2021, he was chosen to present open-access meetings of an unaffiliated scientific group set up to report to the public on the changing state of the global environment, following in the footsteps of Independent SAGE.

Ade Adepitan Age

Adepitan is 48 years old as of 2021, he was born on 27 March 1973 in Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria as Adedoyin Olayiwola Adepitan.

Ade Adepitan Height

Adepitan is 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Ade Adepitan Eduaction

Adepitan was educated at Southern Road Primary School in Plaistow which he credits with helping him with his disability and problems at home. He also attended Lister Community School.

Ade Adepitan Parents

Adepitan was born and grew up in the Maryland district in Lagos, Nigeria. At the age of fifteen months, Adepitan contracted polio which resulted in the loss of function of his legs and ultimately prevented him from walking.

At the age of three, Adepitan and his mother emigrated to the United Kingdom to join his father; who lived in the London Borough of Newham. Information about his parents is not known.

Ade Adepitan Wife

Adepitan is married to Linda Harrison, performs as Elle Exxe. The couple married On 19 August 2018 in St Paul’s Cathedral. Adepitan and Linda are parents of a son who was born on 4 January 2021.

Ade Adepitan BBC

Adepitan appeared on many television programmes and series as an actor, presenter, or guest, particularly for the BBC. Often, he uses television as a platform to campaign against racism as well as disability discrimination.

He was a member of three wheelchair basketball players featured in the year 2002 BBC One ident Hip-Hop. He was one of the main presenters of the children’s programme Xchange produced for CBBC and has starred in the soap opera EastEnders. He, also starred as the wheelchair basketball coach, “Baggy Awolowo”, in the TV series Desperados.


Adepitan has also served with the BBC, having presented the Invictus Games, guest-presenting an episode of The One Show alongside Alex Jones. In 2016, Adepitan co-presented three-part BBC Two series New York: America’s Busiest City along with Anita Rani and Ant Anstead.

Adepitan has co-presented the BBC’s Children in Need appeal from the year 2016. In the year 2017, he co-presented World’s Busiest Cities alongside Anita Rani and Dan Snow.

In the year 2019, Adepitan presented a new four-part series for BBC Two Africa with Ade Adepitan, traveling across Africa, from West Africa and the city of his birth – Lagos in Nigeria – through Central and Eastern Africa and on to the deep south of the continent.

In the year 2021, he was one of the BBC presenters for the Global Citizen Festival, a panelist with the BBC game show Blankety Blank and celebrity contestant of Catchphrase on 30 October, competing against his Paralympics co-presenter Clare Balding.

Ade Adepitan Basketball Career

Adepitan is an accomplished wheelchair basketball player, for his club Milton Keynes Aces and as a member of the Great Britain team that won the bronze medal at the year 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens and the gold medal at the 2005 Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.

Ade Adepitan Quotes

All my friends say ‘I can’t believe how fast you guys are, and how physical the game is on Wheelchair Basketball.

Ade Adepitan Net Worth

Adepitan has a net worth of $1 million dollars.

What is Ade Adepitan’s disability?

He contracted polio aged 15 months, which left him without the use of his left leg, ultimately preventing him from walking.

Is Ade Adepitan a Paralympian?

Ade is a British television presenter and elite wheelchair basketball player who is available as a Paralympic speaker through Champions.

Does Ade Adepitan have a child?

Ade and and his wife Elle welcomed a son called Bolla two and a half years since their wedding. Their firstborn child was born on January 4, 2021.

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