Having survived polio as a youngster, Ade Adepitan has since succeeded as an international Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and has built up a wealth of Broadcasting experience. Flashback to his early presenting days and some of you may remember him from the CBBC series X-Change and the BBC ‘dancing wheelchairs’ idents. An instantly recognizable face, Ade has traveled the world for his work including the BBC’s internationally known Travel Show exploring the history and cultures behind the globe’s most enticing countries.
Never one to hold back, Ade regularly goes undercover, investigating controversial and ground-breaking stories for Channel 4’s award-winning documentary series Dispatches. Recent episodes have seen him confronting the UK’s benefits system’s personal disability allowances. He is also a regular reporter for foreign affairs series Unreported World. Throughout the series, Ade shines a light on shocking hidden truths, exploring the controversial gay scene in Jamaica and unveiling the illegal doping activity of Kenya’s Athletes – a story wildly covered by the press.
“I’ve really enjoyed coming on It’s All Blakademik to discuss the topics I’ve discussed. It’s a show that gives Black people a chance to talk about issues that are relevant and important without any spin or agenda placed on our opinions and experiences. High quality production, with greats. We need to get behind this as much as possible.”