Ashley Banjo is an English actor, street dancer, and choreographer who has a net worth of $2 Million. He is best recognized for being one of the most popular television personalities in the country. Banjo came to popularity when he became a leader of the dance group Diversity.
The group won the third series of 2009s “Britain’s Got Talent.” Following their success, the group continued to perform at numerous live shows and tours, which helped them to gain international recognition.
Ashley and other members of the group also got a chance to appear in several reality TV shows such as “The Greatest Dancer” and “Dancing on Ice in 2022.” Outside of his affiliation with Diversity, Ashley also worked in a handful of popular television shows.
What is Ashley Banjo’s Net Worth?
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Ashley Modurotolu Banjo was born on October 4th, 1988 in Leytonstone, London, England. He grew up along with his younger siblings, a brother Jordan and a sister Talisa Banjo, in Wickford.
His father Funso Banjo was a heavyweight boxer and his mother Danielle was a Ballet dancer. In terms of education, Ashley attended St Johns School in Billericay. Upon his graduation, he went to SEEVIC College.
He later attended Queen Mary, University of London, to study physics and biology. Around that time Ashley was passionate about pursuing his dreams of dancing. So he took a break from the University after attending his first two years.
In 2007 Ashley and his brother Jordan teamed up with other nine friends to form the dance crew “Swift Moves.” The name of the group was later changed to Diversity. Before entering Britain’s Got Talent, they won the 2007s Street Dance Weekend competition.
In 2009 Ashley participated in the third series of “Britain’s Got Talent” with his troupe Diversity. Their performances were positively praised by all the judges throughout the contest.
Luckily they won Britain’s Got Talent’s third season. The Diversity wound up winning the show by receiving £100,000. After winning the show, Diversity got a chance to perform in front of Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Variety Show in December 2009.
In 2010 Diversity was at its peak and they went on a holiday tour, performing in various live shows. However, Banjo was not able to perform at the end of their holiday tour due to his injury.
In early 2012 Sky1 started the documentary reality series “Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew,” in which he is featured since then. He also served as a judge on the reality TV show “Got to Dance” where his crew made regular guest appearances every season.
Diversity went on tours throughout 2013 including their Christmas and Limitless tour which was choreographed by Ashley. In 2016 he was the co-host of “Can’t Touch This,” a BBC One’s Saturday night show in which he appeared with Zoë Ball.
Two years later Ashley began appearing on the reality show “Dancing on Ice.” On this show, he joined the Olympic ice dance gold medallists including Christopher Dean, Jayne Torvill, and John Barrowman.
Banjo was chosen to appear on the judging panel during Britain’s Got Talent 14th series’ live semi-final and final show when Simon Cowell was injured. His other television credits are The Magicians, The Real Hustle, and many more. Banjo presented some popular TV shows like “The Ashley Banjo Full Throttle Show” and The One Show.
Ashley Banjo began dating fellow dancer Francesca Abbott who is a member of the dance troupe, Out of the Shadows. The couple has been dating for several years and got engaged in late 2014.
In 2019 their first child Rose was born. Ashley and Francesca welcomed their second child, Micah in 2020. The couple’s relationship ended that same year.
- Winning Britain’s Got Talent, (2009)
- Got to Dance, (Judge)
- Can’t Touch This, (co-presenter)
- Dancing on Ice, (Judge)
Ashley Banjo Net Worth
Ashley Banjo is a British dancer, choreographer, and actor from Leytonstone, London, England. He developed an interest in dance from an early age and gained a lot of popularity in his career.
Banjo has managed to make good wealth for himself after signing deals with various hit TV shows. He has racked an impressive fortune after working years in the entertainment industry.
Apart from charging money for his dancing performances, Ashley also earns from other ventures. The United Dance Organization announced that Ashley would be their official brand ambassador. As of 2023, Ashley Banjo’s net worth is estimated to be $2 Million.
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