Ashley Banjo, a judge on Dancing on Ice, married Francesca Abbott in 2015, and the two now have children, Micah and Rose.
Ashley served as a judge for the five seasons of the dancing competition Got to Dance on Sky1. Each series featured at least one guest performer from a diverse background.
On the show, they performed nine times in all. He collaborated with Ashley Banjo to produce Perspectives: Michael Jackson’s Thriller in 2015.
In 2016, Banjo and Zoe Ball co-hosted the Saturday night game show Can’t Touch This for BBC One.
The new ITV program Dance Dance Dance, hosted by Alesha Dixon and Will Best, featured Banjo as a judge in 2017.
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Ashley Banjo Children: Meet Micah And Rose
The couple has two children, the first of whom, Rose, was born in 2019. The judge’s daughter was born while he was working on Dancing on Ice, and he couldn’t wait to tell everyone.
“Our beautiful daughter came into the world at 6.45pm on 21st February 2019 – weighing a healthy 8lbs and 13oz.
“Her name is Rose Adura Banjo. I am in the deepest love ever with my little family.”
Ashley and Francesca revealed that it was a ‘tough’ journey to have their first child, but it now appears that the couple is unstoppable!
Micah, their second child, was born at the start of the lockdown last March, and the dancer’s excitement over his wife’s unexpected pregnancy couldn’t help but delight fans.
“On Thursday the 26th March at 6.45pm our son came into the world weighing a healthy 8lbs 15oz. His name is Micah Grace Banjo…
“Our son, our little ray of light in a dark and uncertain time. @francescabanjo and I love him with the deepest part of our hearts.”
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How long have Ashley and Francesca been together?
The couple has been together for 16 years, with their first date in 2005. Ashley and Francesca met as teenagers, so neither had any previous long-term relationships.
The talented judge clearly only has eyes for his wife, as he has lavished praise on her on multiple occasions.
Banjo and Francesca, also a dancer and talent manager, married in 2015 in a beautiful ceremony in Essex, surrounded by friends, family, and, of course, the Diversity crew!
Ashley, a judge on Dancing on Ice, posted a wonderfully adorable photo to Instagram from his wedding day:
“14 years ago, I couldn’t drive, so I took this girl on a date to the science museum to try and make her laugh and impress her with how much I knew about the nerdiest subjects possible instead.”
Meet Ashley Banjo Parents And Siblings
The full name of Dance Monsters Judge Ashley is Ashley Modurotolu Banjo. On October 4th, 1988, he was born to his parents, Danielle and Funso Banjo. His Father is a former heavyweight boxer.
It turns out that Talisa is the sister of Ashley and Jordan. Jordan, who is 26 years old, is four years younger than Ashley and their younger sister.
The dancing group Diversity features Ashley and his brother Jordan as prominent performers.
Jordan, who will be on Flirty Dancing, and his fiancée Naomi have a son together, Cassius Ashley.
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