ORE Oduba, who is coming to the King’s Theatre with The Rocky Horror Picture Show this month, is a little out of breath.

He has just rushed back from the school run – he has two children, Roman and Genie, with wife Portia – as the section of the tour before Glasgow means he can stay at home and commute to the theatre.

“It’s a two-hour round trip, but it’s great,” he explains. “It is a bizarre clash of worlds, though – standing at the school gates asking other parents what they’re doing for the rest of the day, and realising if they ask me the same question, I’ll have to say, ah, tonight I’ll be taking off my clothes and dancing on stage in a pair of heels……”

Glasgow Times: Ore Oduba who stars in the Rocky Horror Show. Picture by Shaun Webb

Ore - actor, presenter and winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2016 – plays Brad Majors in Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show, which comes to Glasgow on January 31.

The classic rock and roll musical, which includes well-known songs such as Time Warp and Sweet Transvestite, is the story of squeaky clean college kids Brad and Janet, who are drawn into Dr Frank’n’Furter’s outrageous world by chance when their car breaks down outside his house.

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The show guarantees a party, with sci-fi, horror, comedy and music all rolled into one – be warned, it does contain rude parts and is not suitable for under-12s - and the audiences are often as just as outrageous as the action on stage.

“Every single night of this show has been amazing, it’s like a rock concert,” says Ore. “But we know Glasgow will be another level. I have felt it before, having performed in the city in Grease, and with Strictly Live – the audiences just raise the roof.”

Glasgow Times: Ore Oduba. Pic: David Freeman

Few characters go through quite the transformation Brad does, and Ore admits when he was first offered the part, he didn’t think he was right for it.

“But Portia is a huge fan of the show, and she thought I should do it,” he says. “So I thought about it for a minute, about everything we have all been through, and it suddenly seemed the perfect thing I should be doing.

“Now I can’t wait to get my corset and heels on each night.

London-born Ore started his showbiz career on CBBC’s Newsround in 2008, before moving on to BBC Breakfast and Radio Five Live, for whom he covered Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games in 2014.

“I did a lot of sport when I was younger, even thought about being a professional athlete, but that all changed when I was 18 and I realised it was just never going to happen,” he says. “I’d always liked performing, even though I was quite shy. I suppose being on stage was the place I could be myself the most.”

Winning Strictly was a stepping stone into musical theatre, and Ore has since starred in Grease, Curtains the Musical and now, Rocky Horror.

“After almost 50 years, Rocky Horror is still enduringly popular, because of the iconic songs, yes, and the crazy storyline, but it’s also about identity, - about leaving the person you think you’re supposed to be at the door and just being who you are,” he says. “It is really magnificent. I think it speaks to everyone.””

As luck would have it, Ore will be in Glasgow at the same time as the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour rolls into town.

“I will definitely be hotfooting it down to the Hydro to see my old pals,” he grins. “I’ll have to remember to take my corset off.

“Or maybe I won’t….”

Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Picture Show is at the King’s Theatre from January 31 until February 5.