JORDAN Banjo, 28, is part of dance group Diversity and presented BBC’s The Greatest Dancer.
Here he tells us about falling off stage, the love of his life, and what he would do as Prime Minister for the day.
Dad-of-two Jordan Banjo says Sour Cream & Chive Pringles is the love of his lifeCredit: Chris Davis
What is your favourite word?
I sound like an old dad trying to be cool, but it’s probably “sick”.
Who or what is the love of your life?
It probably has to be Sour Cream & Chive Pringles. I love my kids [Cass, two, and Mimi, one, with fiancée Naomi, 29], but those crisps are out of this world.
Jordan and his fiancée Naomi are parents to Cass, two, and Mimi, one
What scares you?
Getting the work/life balance wrong. There’s a fine line between providing the best life for your kids materially, and also providing enough as a dad and being there.
Who would you invite to a dinner party?
Comedian James Acaster, Eddie Hearn [boxing promoter], Gordon Ramsay just so he can tell me how awful everything is, and Kat Slater to add a bit of class.
Jordan would invite Kat Slater to a dinner party if he could
Who makes you laugh the most?
Perri Kiely [fellow Diversity dancer]. He cracks me up. I won’t say it’s always intentional, but he makes me laugh.
What makes you angry?
Inconsistency. It stresses me out.
What is your all-time favourite movie?
It’s between Pulp Fiction and Man Of Steel.
Jordan’s favourite movies are Pulp Fiction and Man Of Steel
Favourite TV show as a child?
I loved EastEnders. Every Sunday I used to go to the Chinese buffet with my dad and take it away to watch the omnibus.
Which public figure do you most admire?
My older brother, Ash [32, choreographer and leader of Diversity]. He’s always been the one I’ve looked up to.
Jordan was left embarrassed when he fell off the stage on our tour in 2019
If you were Prime Minister for the day, what would you do?
The first thing I’d do is find out what the Prime Minister actually does, get a job spec going on. Then, because I’m obsessed with The Crown, I’d go to see the Queen. I’d have a chat, and be like: “Liz, what’s the craic?”
What’s the worst pain you’ve ever experienced?
I’ve broken quite a few bones from dancing, but nothing will hurt more than the sting on my pride when I fell off the stage on our tour in 2019. It was a part of the routine where everyone else stops and points at me, and I fell off the platform. There were 3,000 people watching and you could hear a pin drop.
Jordan admits he has four or five cups of tea a dayCredit: Rex Features
What song would you have played at your funeral?
Freed From Desire by Gala. That’s my jam.
How do you relax?
Snacking and streaming. My ideal holiday isn’t going through the stress of an airport, but booking off a block of time and watching all the series I say I’m going to watch.
Tea or coffee?
Tea – I have four or five cups a day.
Alesha Dixon is the most famous person on Jordan’s phone
What is your worst trait?
Not being able to be serious. It’s nice to break the tension, but if someone’s there having a serious chat and I’m at the back cracking jokes, it’s just not the time.
Most famous person on your phone?
Alesha Dixon. She’s my homie as well.
What is your greatest achievement?
All jokes aside, my kids. Seeing how they’ve grown and their little characters, and the fact that they’re happy.
What is top of your bucket list?
To see a Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua fight live. They might be my biggest achievement, but I’m up for trading one or both of my children to get tickets!
● Fly High Crew: The Green Glow by Ashley & Jordan Banjo (£6.99, Scholastic) is out Thursday.
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