Ade Adepitan Bio

(TV presenter, Basketball Player)

Relationship Statistics of Ade Adepitan

What is Ade Adepitan marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Ade Adepitan get married ? (married date):August 19, 2018
Is Ade Adepitan having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Ade Adepitan gay ?: No
Who is Ade Adepitan wife ? (name):Linda Harrison Adepitan

More about the relationship

Ade Adepitan is married to Linda Harrison, a Scottish singer, also known by her nick ‘Elle Exxe’.

They first met at the National Television Awards at the O2 Arena and were married on 19th August 2018.

According to some magazines, they postponed their wedding as Linda was invited to perform at the V festival.

Who is Ade Adepitan?

British Ade Adepitan is a Gold-Medalist and a winner of the Summer Paralympics. Ade Adepitan is a professional television presenter who is well-known for working on BBC and Channel 4.

As of 2019, he presented a new four-part series for BBC including Africa With Ade Adepitan.

He received the Honorary Doctorate from Loughborough University,  East Midlands, England.

Ade Adepitan- Early Life, Education

Adedoyin Olayiwola Adepitan was born on 27th March 1973 in Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria. He is the son of Ajibola Olusola and Christianah Adejoke.

His father lived in London Borough of Newham and his mother emigrated with Ade to live with his father. Ade attended the Southern Road Primary School in Plaistow which helps people with disabilities and home issues.

After that, he attended the Lister Community School in Newham, London.


When he was fifteen months old, he was stricken by polio. It resulted in the loss of function of his left leg. As a result, he uses a wheel-chair.

Ade Adepitan- Professional Career


Ade is an accomplished basketball player for the club Milton Keynes Aces.

His Great Britain team won the bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens and gold medal at the 2005 Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.

TV Career

He featured on many programs for BBC and uses a TV platform to campaign against racism and disability discrimination.

Similarly, he was one of three wheelchair basketball players featured in the 2002 BBC One ident Hip-Hop.

He was appointed as one of the main presenters on Channel 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and co-presents That Paralympic Show with Rick Edwards.

In the year 2016, he co-presented three-part BBC Two series New York: America’s Busiest City.

Furthermore, in 2019, he 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.


Ade supports many charities. He is a patron of Go Kids Go and a supporter of the National Society of the Prevention of the Cruelty to Children Charity and the WheelPower Charity.


  • 2005: Honorary Doctorate
  • 2005: Certificate of Excellence
  • 2010: Lifetime Achievement award
  • 2010: Honorary Doctorate

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Ade is $1 million US. The salary of Ade on the BBC is around £150,000.

Social Media

He has around 28.7k followers on Twitter and 11.7k on Instagram account.


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