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BBC presenter is all smiles with Gombeys

Television presenter and wheelchair athlete Ade Adepitan enjoyed a memorable encounter with the Gombeys during the Bermuda Day Parade.

Mr Adepitan was on the island as part of the BBC's Travel Show to catch the festivities and cover some of the America's Cup buzz.

All the island's Gombey troupes came together for the parade, which Mr Adepitan called “an amazing time — the parade was spectacular and the people were super cool”.

The Nigerian-born British TV personality and wheelchair basketball Paralympian was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2005 for services to disability sport. Contracting polio as an infant initially affected his ability to use his left leg and ultimately prevented him from walking.

Athlete and journalist Ade Adepitan enjoys the Gombeys as The Travel Show makes a Bermuda stop for the May 24 festivities (Photograph supplied)

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Published May 25, 2017 at 4:48 pm (Updated May 25, 2017 at 4:48 pm)

BBC presenter is all smiles with Gombeys

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