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Ashley Banjo has revealed he’s in tals about a future work project with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The street dancer and his Diversity bandmates were met with a barrage of criticism and complaints to the broadcasting regular Ofcom for their controversial Black Lives Matter performance on Britain’s Got Talent in September.
The extraordinary dance routine sees a white police officer kneeling on him during one thought-provoking segment, which was subject to nearly 30,000 complaints.
Ashley and his dance troop won a BAFTA TV award for their powerful performance – and the 32-year-old TV star has revealed royal couple Harry and Meghan have since been in touch to potentially work together.
He says the Duke and Duchess of Sussex offered their support after he came under-fire for his Must See TV Moment if 2020 performance.
"There's been a couple of conversations,” revealed Ashley. "I think the paths might cross at some point, I'm not sure how.”
“But, yeah. I'm hoping that our paths cross. That's all I'm going to say. Keep it under wraps as they say.
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"We've got loads of like loads of common ground, things that we just both relate on.
“At the time the conversation was really needed. It was just one of many conversations I had that was like, got me through that sort of like really deep, like dark period.
“You feel like when you're on socials that like so many people at you.
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“So every single message of positivity with people supporting made the difference between me thinking that the whole country was against Diversity to thinking that there was a majority of support.
“That was basically down to the phone calls and the messages and the comments from the people that were there. So I'm forever grateful for them.”
And Ashley joked that his blossoming friendship with Prince Harry could lead to some one-to-one dance lessons in the future.
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“Do you know what? I've heard that Harry can bust a move, so maybe,” he teased. “You just know he's a party boy. You know he can get down.”
Ashley teased his future project with the royals in an interview with co-host Bobby Norris on FUBAR Radio and also a new film him with Diversity.
“Me and the rest of Diversity, we’ve done a film,” added the father-of-two. “So basically, we worked for a company called Grenade, a sports nutrition brand.
(Image: Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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"They're amazing. And they basically supported us. So I directed a short dance movie, which is going to be coming out soon.”
Britain’s Got Talent judge Ashley is also an Official Ambassador of the United Dance Organisation – and he was keen to elaborate on what fans would be able to expect in the new film.
“It's called The Recovery and it's got like a superhero kind of vibe,” he said, on the Access All Areas show.
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“Diversity play like a little unit of soldiers and we have to sort of like retrieve this object.
"It's really cool, really crazy. We've got planes, tanks, helicopters, gunfire, explosions. It's like a proper little action film.”