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

Ade Adepitan Biography

Ade Adepitan is a Nigerian-born British television presenter and wheelchair basketball player. Adepitan has hosted a range of travel documentaries and sports programs for BBC Television as a presenter.

He is also an award-winning disability advocate and one of the first physically disabled tv presenters in the UK. Ade has a career span of 21 years.

Adepitan contracted polio while an infant and this resulted in damage to his legs that left him a wheelchair user. He moved with his family to the United Kingdom at the age of 3 where he grew up in East London.

Ade then became a wheelchair basketball player and was part of the British team that played at the 2004 Summer Paralympics. Adepitan and his team secured a bronze medal. He has been involved in various charities promoting access to sport for disabled people.

Ade Adepitan Age

Ade Adepitan was born in Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria on March 27, 1973. He is 49 years old.

Ade Adepitan Height

Adepitan is a man of average stature with a height of 5 ft 7 inches ( Approx 1.7 m).

Ade Adepitan Education

He studied at Southern Road Primary School in Plaistow. Adepitan credits this school with helping him with his disability and problems at home. Ade had aspirations of becoming an international sportsman at the age of nine. After attaining his lower level, He attended Lister Community School.

Ade Adepitan Family

Ade was born to his loving parents in the Maryland district of Lagos, Nigeria. He contracted polio at the age of fifteen months, which resulted in the loss of function of his legs. Ultimately preventing him from walking. The family migrated to the United Kingdom to join his father when he was only three years. Adepitan  belongs to the African-American ethnicity

Ade Adepitan Wife

He is married to a Scottish singer called Linda Harrison who performs as Elle Exxe. The wedding was held in St Paul’s Cathedral on August 19, 2018. The duo has a son who was born on  January 4, 2021.

Ade Adepitan Salary

Ade receives an annual salary of $105,582 per year. This is according to BBC News anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.

Ade Adepitan Net Worth

Adepitan has an approximate net worth of $1 million – $5 million.

Ade Adepitan Career

Ade has been featured on many tv programs and series as an actor, guest, and presenter. He particularly serves for the BBC. Adepitan often uses tv as a platform to campaign against disability and racism discrimination. The journalist was one of three wheelchair basketball players who were featured in the 2002 BBC One Ident Hip-Hop.

In the TV series Desperados, He starred as the wheelchair basketball coach, “Baggy Awolowo.” Ade participated in Beyond Boundaries in 2005 which was a four-part documentary.

In this documentary,  Adepitan trekked through deserts, rainforests, and rivers as well as mountains in Nicaragua as he made his own video diary filmed in Spain and London. He talked about his sporting aspirations and how he coped as a London boy living in Zaragoza unable to speak Spanish.

Adepitan has been largely involved in making documentaries for Channel 4. Ade was appointed as one of the main presenters on Channel 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. He co-presents That Paralympic Show with Rick Edwards. He presented a Channel 4 Dispatches program titled Britain on Benefits in 2013. Also, he presented a documentary for Channel 4’s Unreported World about Cuban basketball players, Basketball, Cuba, and Betrayal.

Ade was part of the Channel 4 2014 Winter Paralympic Games as well as the Rio 2016 Paralympics where he presented the team alongside Clare Balding. He has worked with the BBC, presenting the Invictus Games. Ade guest-presented an episode of The One Show alongside Alex Jones.  He co-presented the three-part BBC Two series New York: America’s Busiest City in 21016 alongside Anita Rani and Ant Anstead.

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