Ore Oduba has become a father for the first time.

Ore Oduba with his new baby son (c) Instagram

Ore Oduba with his new baby son (c) Instagram

The 32-year-old sports journalist and his wife Portia welcomed a little boy into the world on Tuesday (09.01.18) and have named their "little blessing" Roman.

Taking to his Instagram account this morning (11.01.18), Ore uploaded a photograph of him cradling his new bundle of joy and accompanied it with the caption: "Cannot find the words to describe this feeling... Just thank you God for our little blessing. His mum is simply my hero. 09.01.18 the best day in our tiny family's life. Roman, you are our world... and the world is all yours @portiajett (sic)."

Portia is yet to comment on the news but admitted earlier this month that she's looking forward to 2018 because her and Ore have been blessed with the "greatest gift."

Alongside a photo of her burgeoning baby bump, she said: "2017 thank you for giving me and @oreodubaofficial the greatest gift of all... BRING ON 2018! Happy New Year... #newyear #newbeginnings #newchapter (sic)"

The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' winner announced that he and Portia - who got married in 2015 - were expecting their first child together in July last year on Instagram.

Alongside a photograph of himself looking shocked as he held Portia's baby bump, he wrote: "Not sure what I did to deserve this one. My best friend, the most amazing wife and soon to be the most amazing mum

"Been a pretty life-changing last 12 months, now @portiajett and I are preparing for our biggest adventure yet! Can't hide our excitement anymore Starting a family has always been our dream. And no prizes for guessing.. THERE. WILL. BE. TEARS!!!! #babynews #pregnancyannouncement #tinydancer (sic)"