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Elvin Odoom Biography

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Melvin Odoom is a British comedian, radio DJ, and television presenter who is famous for presenting on BBC Radio 1 alongside Rickie Haywood-Williams and Charlie Hedges. He is the brother of actress and writer Yonah Odoom. He is a celebrity ambassador for The Prince’s Trust charity. He also competed on the 2016 edition of Strictly Come Dancing partnering with Janette Manrara and the couple was the first to leave the competition. But in a massive twist, Melvin went on to win the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special. In February 2017, Odoom took part in a celebrity edition of Take Me Out. He also hosted the Xtra Factor with Rochelle Humes. Melvin is also the host of Channel 4’s Lego Masters. 

What is Melvin Odoom Famous For?

  • Being a British Comedian, Radio DJ, and TV Presenter. 
  • For presenting on BBC Radio 1 alongside Rickie Haywood-Williams and Charlie Hedges. 

Melvin Odoom as a radio dj

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What Ethnicity is Melvin Odoom?

Melvin Odoom was born on 30th July 1980 in England. He holds British nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed. Leo is his Zodiac sign and his religion is Christian. He celebrated his 41st birthday as of 2021. He is also the brother of actress & writer Yonah Odoom. There is no details regarding his parents and family details. As a child actor, he performed in a number of theatre productions and even gave speeches to governors for the youth council. 

Focusing on his educational qualification, Melvin went to attend the University of Bedfordshire. There, he studied for a Media Performance degree. 

British Comedian, Melvin Odoom

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Melvin Odoom Career Timeline

  • Melvin Odoom initially hosted Kiss Breakfast every weekday morning 6 – 9 am, followed by Kiss Morning Anthems until 10 am on Kiss 100 alongside Rickie Haywood-Williams and Charlie Hedges. It then became the UK’s biggest commercial breakfast show with 2 million listeners per week.
  • The trio moved to BBC Radio 1 to present the late-night show Monday – Thursday from 9 to 11 pm. 
  • Melvin, Rickie, and Charlie would be taking on the 10:30 – 12:45 show including the famous live lounge. 
  • Further, Odoom and Rickie Haywood-Williams have presented MTV Digs on MTV One, Monday to Saturday between 4 and 7 pm and MTV Music Junkie together – a live studio music show. 
  • Moreover, he presented MTV One’s coverage of the BRIT Awards 2010 alongside Haywood-Williams, and also presented coverage of the BAFTA awards alongside Kimberly Walsh for MTV One.
  • In the year 2010, he alongside Haywood-Williams presented the backstage online content for Sky1’s “Must Be the Music”.
  • From the year 2013 to 2015, he was a team captain on the BBC Three comedy panel show “Sweat the Small Stuff”. 
  • In the year 2014, Melvin and Rickie presented an episode of “The Hot Desk” featuring Mark Ronson. 
  • On 18th June 2015, Odoom and Rochelle Humes were confirmed as the new presenters of The Xtra Factor. 
  • He and Rickie co-presented the Saturday night entertainment series “Bang on the Money” which began on 16th April 2016 on ITV. 
  • On 12th August 2016, it was announced that he would take part in the fourteenth series of “Strictly Come Dancing”. He was partnered with Janette Manrara. 
  • In February 2017, he took part in a celebrity edition of “Take Me Out”.
  • In 2017, he and Haywood-Williams took part in “Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief”. 
  • Since 2017, he has hosted the Channel 4 program “Lego Masters”. 
  • Besides this, he used to teach dance and drama to kids with behavioral issues and has also worked at the Froud Community Centre in Manor Park, Newham where he helped with afterschool clubs.

Melvin Odoom competed in Strictly Come Dancing in 2016

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Who is Melvin Odoom Girlfriend?

Melvin Odoom is not married yet and he is still to get married. He is single right now as there is no news and rumors regarding his affairs and relationships with the media. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. He is also a celebrity ambassador for The Prince’s Trust charity, which is involved with helping young adults in life. 

What is Melvin Odoom Net Worth?

Melvin Odoom is a comedian, television presenter, as well as a talented radio DJ. He has accumulated a net worth of $4 million as of 2022. His main source of wealth is from the entertainment industry. Today, he is living a lavish lifestyle at present. His present salary is under review but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is making a cool amount of money from his work. 

How tall is Melvin Odoom?

Melvin Odoom is a handsome man. He stands at the tall height of 5 feet 5 inches or 1.65 m. His body type is athletic and his body build is slim. His eye color is black and he has a pair of dark brown eyes. There are no further details regarding his weight, body size, and more. 

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