Jordan Banjo

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Jordan Banjo
Born Jordan Banjo
(1992-12-31) 31 December 1992 (age 25)
United Kingdom
Occupation Dancer, actor, presenter
Years active 2007–present
Children Cassius Ashley Banjo
Current group Diversity
Dances Street dance
Website www.diversityofficial.com

Jordan Banjo (born 31 December 1992)[1] is a British street dancer, best known as a current member of the dance troupe Diversity, who won the third series of Britain's Got Talent.

Career[edit]

Before 2007: Swift Moves Juniors[edit]

Prior to the formation of Diversity in 2007 Jordan was a member of Swift Moves Juniors along with fellow Diversity members Sam Craske and Warren Russell.[2]

2007–present: Diversity[edit]

Jordan is currently a member of the dance troupe Diversity, who were formed in 2007 and won the third series of Britain's Got Talent in 2009.

Television work and presenting[edit]

Jordan, alongside fellow Diversity member Perri Kiely, took on the role of the backstage presenters for the fourth series of Got to Dance in the Spring of 2013.[3]

In Summer 2013, Jordan and Perri hosted their own television show called Jordan and Perri's Ultimate Block Party, which saw them transform a club (Swim Team, Youth Club etc.) into a dance troupe.[4]

It was announced on 17 February 2014 that Jordan and Perri would be the UK hosts for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2014[5][6]

Jordan and Perri were again announced as UK hosts for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for 2015[7] and 2016[8][9]

On 10 November 2016, Banjo was confirmed to be taking part in I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.[10] Jordan Banjo was the fourth celebrity to leave the jungle on the 29 November 2016.[11]

Since January 2018, Banjo has been the backstage digital presenter for Dancing on Ice.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2009 Britain's Got Talent Winner, as part of Diversity
2010 StreetDance 3D Member of Aaron′s Crew
2012–2014 Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew Mentor
2013 Got to Dance Backstage Co-presenter
Got to Dance: Auditions Uncut Voiceover
Jordan and Perri's Ultimate Block Party Co-presenter
2014 Ashley Banjo's Big Town Dance Himself
Get Your Skills On Himself
Hacker Time Himself
Stars at Your Service Himself
Jordan and Perri's Xmas Slime Himself[13]
Release The Hounds: Jingle Hell Himself, team won £12,000 to split between NSPCC and Beatbullying[14]
2014— Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK Co-host
2015 Diversity Live Himself
You're Back in the Room Guest
2016 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Participant
2017 Diversity Presents Steal the Show Himself
2018— Dancing on Ice Backstage Digital Host[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jordan Banjo". Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  2. ^ "'Diversity Juniors' vs Trial n Error Crew Street Dance Battle (The Jump Off 77)". Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Got to Dance". Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Jordan Perri Ultimate block party". Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  5. ^ "It's official! The fab @Jordan_Banjo & @realperrikiely are the UK hosts for the Kids' Choice Awards this March!". Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Kids Choice Awards". Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Road to the Kids' Choice Awards 2015". Nichelodeon. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Diversity stars return to Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards as hosts". PressParty. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  9. ^ "nickelodeonukHave you heard the news? @jordbanjo and @realperrikiely have something REALLY exciting to tell you...! #KCA". Instagram. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Meet your 2016 Celebrity Campmates". ITV. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Diversity's Jordan Banjo becomes fourth person to leave I'm a Celebrity". ITV News. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Jordan Banjo joins brother Ashley on Dancing on Ice". 8 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Jordan and Perri's Xmas Slime". nickelodeon. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  14. ^ "Release The Hounds". facebook. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  15. ^ "Twitter:Joining @Schofe, @hollywills..." @dancingonice. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-08.

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