Who is Ashley Banjo and what is his net worth? – The sun

DIVERSITY frontman Ashley Banjo rose to fame on Britain’s Got Talent.

He has since taken the TV world by storm and is now back as a judge on the 2022 series Dancing on Ice.


Ashley Banjo has become a famous boxing figure.Credit: ITV handout

Who is Ashley Banjo?

English street dancer, choreographer and actor Ashley Modurotolu Banjo was born on 4 October 1988 and raised in Wickford, Essex with his younger brother Jordan and sister Talisa Banjo.

He attended St. John’s School in Billericay and studied physics and biology at Queen Mary University of London after previously attending SEEVIC College.

After completing his first two years of training, he took a break from his studies to focus on dancing.

This followed his win in the third series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 with his Variety troupe, which also includes his brother Jordan, among other members.

He has since appeared in other shows on the box.

Ashley co-hosted the BBC One Saturday night show Don’t Touch It with Zoe Ball in 2016.

In August 2020, after Simon Cowell’s bicycle injury and subsequent recovery, he was selected to sit on the jury during the live semi-final and final show of Series 14 of the British Talent Show.

What is his net worth?

After years in the industry and many TV appearances, Ashley has amassed an impressive net worth.

According to Wealthygenius.com, his net worth is estimated at $1.5 million as of 2021.

This is equivalent to just over £1 million.

Is Ashley Banjo Married?

Ashley married his wife Francesca Abbott, a professional dancer and talent manager, in 2015.

They have two children.

Rose and Mika, born in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

How did Ashley Banjo become famous?

In 2007 Ashley and his younger brother Jordan formed the dance group Swift Moves with nine of their friends before changing their name to Diversity.

He was given the nickname “The Chosen One” by his fellow Diversity members.

In their first year together they won the 2007 Street Dance Weekend and in 2009 they decided to enter Britain’s Got Talent.

The troupe won the third series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, beating hot favorite Susan Boyle in second place.

All of the judges praised their performances throughout the competition, with Amanda Holden calling Ashley’s choreography “brilliant”.

In the finale, referring to their winning performance, judge Simon Cowell said, “If I was going to give marks for this, this is the only performance tonight that I would give a 10.”

How Diversity winners received £100,000 (about £9,090 per contestant) and performed in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Show in December 2009.

What other TV shows has he appeared on?

After winning the BGT, Ashley’s shares rose to new heights.

Along with continuing his commitment to diversity, he has appeared on a number of television shows.

Chief among them was a job as a judge on the talent show Sky1 Got to Dance, where Diversity made regular guest appearances.

He also co-presented the BBC’s Can’t Touch This with Zoe Ball, moving to ITV as a judge on Dance Dance Dance.

In 2018 he joined the Dancing on Ice group along with Olympic ice dancing gold medalists Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean and John Barrowman.

In December 2021, he returned with his Full Monty shows, this time called Strictly The Full Monty.

From January 2022, Ashley will serve as a judge on the new season of Dancing on Ice.

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