Ashley Banjo reveals he wouldn’t change something in regards to the previous 12 months regardless of being subjected to heavy backlash over his Britain’s Received Expertise efficiency.
The dancer’s group Diversity came under scrutiny for delivering a robust efficiency on the expertise present in September, with components recognising the Black Lives Matter motion and police brutality.
Ofcom received more than 24,000 complaints over the routine earlier than later stating they won’t be investigating additional.
Reflecting on the controversy, Ashley stated on Good Morning Britain: ‘It’s not a 12 months I might take again, I’ve learnt loads this 12 months, been via loads this 12 months and I might by no means ever go on about it as a result of there are such a lot of different individuals who have had a lot extra a tricky time than me.
‘Me and the remainder of Range have been comparatively fortunate… we’ve nonetheless obtained one another, we’ve been performing, we’ve been filming. However even for us it’s been powerful. Taking care of the remainder of the group and never understanding what’s going to occur.
‘On the finish of the day we’re a small group, we’re a small enterprise and we’ve been hit as nicely. It’s been so so powerful for therefore many individuals on the market I might by no means go on about how onerous it’s been for us.’
Ashley Banjo lead Range’s Britain’s Received Expertise efficiency (Image: ITV)
There have been pleased moments for Ashley, who welcomed his second youngster, son Micah, through the first lockdown in March.
‘That was when it actually hit me, holding my son on the time, my little woman was nonetheless small, she’s round one. You pinch your self like what has occurred on this planet however issues are wanting up,’ he stated.
Ashley, 32, can be again on screens this month as he takes part in The Real Full Monty, becoming a member of celebrities like his fellow Range member Perri Kiely, Coleen Nolan, Love Island star Shaughna Phillips and actress Linda Lusardi.
Nevertheless this 12 months, it’ll be with a twist as the celebrities can be getting nude on ice for the primary time.
When requested how lengthy he’ll be stripping down for, Ashley informed Piers: ‘Hopefully not an excessive amount of for too lengthy.’
He then quipped: ‘What a 12 months, I’m sitting right here speaking to you about not solely getting bare however on ice skates.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.