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Ade Adepitan

Ade Adepitan is a much-loved television presenter and wheelchair basketball player. Ade represented Great Britain at the Paralympics in Athens 2004 where they won Bronze and a Gold medal at the 2005 World Championships in Manchester. He then went on to present the coverage of the Paralympics in 2012 and began co-presenting Children in need in 2016.


About Ade Adepitan

As a motivational speaker, Ade has delivered countless inspirational speeches across the globe, to clients including The Royal Mail, BUPA, NSPCC, Lloyds TSB and BT.

After surviving polio as a youngster, Ade is well-equipped to talk to audiences about a broad range of topics including overcoming adversity, disability awareness, resilience and teamwork.

His presenting experience is varied, having fronted shows such as Xchange on CBBC and hosting his own travel show Holiday. As well as this, he has appeared in the BBC drama Desperados which explored wheelchair basketball.

Loughborough University awarded Ade an Honorary Doctorate for his services to disabled sport.  Further, he was awarded an MBE in 2005 for services to disability in sport.

Ade is an inspirational figure in the worlds of disability awareness, sport and race equality. Able to explore Diversity from an intersectional angle, Ade is a popular keynote speaker for corporate audiences across all industries.

To book Motivational Speaker Ade Adepitan, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email 

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"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for giving a keynote address at the Beacon Learning Exchange for Olympic/Paralympics Games Legacy. You introduced some hard hitting and challenging issues. Everyone who heard your address in the audience was re-energised by your lively delivery and sense of humour. Your concluding messages that anyone can be re-inspired, the importance of the inner self and the positive channeling of personal potential and positive energy did not go unheard, absolutely amazing!."

Improvement and Development Agency

"Funny, personal, raw and very emotional - there were a number of red eyes in the audience."

Lloyds Banking Group

"Ade was absolutely fantastic and really connected with the audience. He was a really nice person and very down to earth with an interesting story to tell. The audience really enjoyed it, they had lots of questions to ask at the end and were still asking questions during the drinks reception after the talk which Ade seemed more than happy to respond to."

Herbert Smith LLP

"Ade was extremely amenable and relaxed, he gave us some fantastic quotes and a brilliant interview."

Tourism South East

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