Jordan Banjo is a member of one of the world’s most famous dance troupes, Diversity.
Along with his brother Ashley, the slick street dance troupe dazzled viewers and won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.
Since then, Diversity have catapulted into stardom, selling out stadium tours, TV specials and audiences with royalty – there’s been no stopping the group of friends from London and Essex.
Over the past few years Jordan, along with Diversity pal Perri Kelly, has presented on a number of television dance shows, including the role of backstage hosts on the fourth series of Got To Dance.
The pair also hosted their own TV show called Jordan and Perri’s Ultimate Block Party, which saw them transform sports and youth clubs into dance troupes!
Meanwhile, Diversity go from strength to strength and celebrate their 10-year anniversary in 2019.
Want to know more from our boy Jordan?
Below is a Q&A with our fave member of Diversity…
Q. What’s the first song you remember dancing to?
‘My Girl’ by The Temptations, I had to wear an Afro wig and everything!
Q. Who or what’s your biggest dance inspiration?
My biggest dance inspiration is my brother Ash. Best thing he ever said to me was ‘No one can challenge me, no one can compete with me, in my style. Because it’s mine. Because it’s me’ always made me feel way more confident with how I perform.
Q. Who would be your dream dance partner?
MJ, just so I could watch him dance!
Q. What’s the best thing about being a Presenter on TGD?
Best thing about being a presenter on TGD, is getting to see how much talent in terms of dance there is out there! Being able to be a part of such a huge platform for dance is incredible! And obviously presenting alongside Alesha is just the best, she’s a legend!
Q. How has dance changed your life?
Dance hasn’t really changed my life, dance literally is my life because it’s all I’ve ever known, it’s all I’ve ever done! My whole family is involved in Diversity whether they’re the leader/choreographer or the manager! Wouldn’t know what else I would do.
Q. How has dance influenced other areas of your life i.e. your style?
Dance has influenced my style massively...especially my jeans! That’s why they’re so tight & stretchy, as I have to be able to dance at any point. Ash is always calling last minute rehearsals, one minute you’re doing the weekly shop, next minute you’re in the studio sweating out!
Q. What’s the greatest thing about dance?
Greatest thing about dance is that it brings people together. From all over the world, all ages, all styles, everything. People from different walks of like who never would’ve met, if it wasn’t for both of them loving dance.
Q. And finally, what would be your last dance?
My last dance would probably one of routines from our tour. Me and Ash choreographed it and performed with the boys in memory of my Nan who had recently passed away at the time. Still one of my favourite pieces that we’ve done.