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Odunayo Andrew Akinwolere – born 30 November 1982 – is a television presenter.

Akinwolere was born in Nigeria in 1982, and moved to the United Kingdom with his family when he was eight years old.

Akinwolere’s first job was as a ‘runner’ for the BBC. He was asked to audition by one of the Blue Peter directors he met whilst eating out with colleagues; he had previously intended to go into documentary-making and radio. Akinwolere began co-presenting the BBC television programme Blue Peter on 28 June 2006.

As a broadcaster he’s worked across various British television channels and radio stations. Interviewing some of the world’s greatest sports people including Usain Bolt, Lewis Hamilton, and Jessica Ennis.

Ayo has written for publications such as The Daily Telegraph, Huffington Post and BBC Sport on Sport, his career and also male identity.

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