Ashley Banjo is a British dancer and choreographer who shot to fame in 2009 when he and his dance crew (Diversity) auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent. Diversity made it all the way to the finals and went on to win the show pocketing the £100,000 prize fund with the additional prize of performing at the Royal Variety Performance.
Ashley’s interest in dance started at a very young age and it was Ballet dancing that was his first passion. This largely came about as a result of his mother’s influence who was a former dancer with The Royal Ballet.
Later in his school years Ashley developed an interest in street dance and after performing solo in a number of events, he and his brother Jordan and nine friends formed a street dance group called Swift Mover. In 2007 the dance crew changed their name to Diversity.
In 2010 Ashley was recruited by SKY television to be on the judging panel along with Adam Garcia and Kimberley Wyatt on their new reality TV dance show called Got To Dance.