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Ashley Banjo has revealed that a future project with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be in the works after her recent BAFTA victory.
The 32-year-old Diversity star had a phone call with the royals after the dance troupe’s Black Lives Matter performance on Britain’s Got Talent in September.
Speaking on FUBAR Radio’s Access All Areas, Ashley said shyly: “I think the paths might cross at some point, I don’t know how.
Exciting: Ashley Banjo revealed that a future project with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could be in the works
“There were a few conversations, but, yes. I hope our paths will cross. That’s all I’m going to say. Keep it secret as they say.
The 32-year-old clearly sympathized with the pair, joking that they “are buddies now,” adding: “We have a lot in common, things that we both relate to. “
Co-host Bobby Norris joked that their blossoming friendship could lead to one-on-one dance lessons in the future, to which Ashley said: “Do you know what? I heard Harry could take a step forward, so maybe. You just know he’s a party animal. You know he can go down.
Ashley and the rest of Diversity were inundated with horrific abuse as a result of Diversity’s BLM routine, which sparked over 25,000 complaints to Ofcom.
In good company: The diversity star, 32, had a phone call with the royals after the dance troupe’s Black Lives Matter performance on Britain’s Got Talent in September
The dancer said the royal family’s phone call was “very necessary” at the time as it was going through a “dark period”.
He said: “At the time, the conversation was really necessary. It was just one of the many conversations I had that took me through this kind of really deep time, like a dark time.
Discussing the struggles he felt around that time, Ashley said, “You feel like you’re on social media that so many people like you.
“So every post of positivity with people supporting made the difference between me thinking the whole country was against diversity and thinking there was a majority of support.
Plans: Speaking on FUBAR Radio’s Access All Areas, Ashley said shyly: “I think the paths might cross at some point, I don’t know how”
“This was mainly due to phone calls, messages and comments from those present. So I am eternally grateful to them.
In addition to her upcoming collaboration with the Royal Family, Ashley has confirmed another exciting project coming out in the next few months: “Me and the rest of Diversity, we made a movie.
“Basically we worked for a company called Grenade, a sports nutrition brand. They are amazing. And they basically supported us. So I made a short dance film, which will be released soon. ‘
Explaining what the movie will be about, Ashley added, “It’s called The Recovery and it feels like kind of a superhero vibe. Diversity plays like a small unit of soldiers and we kind of have to get this item back.
Selection: Diversity’s controversial Black Lives Matter routine on Britain’s Got Talent (pictured) sparked 24,000 complaints with media watchdog Ofcom
“It’s really cool, really crazy. We have planes, tanks, helicopters, gunfire, explosions. It’s like a real little action movie.
When asked how he ended up on the other side of the camera, he explained, “Yeah, I love it! I do it all the time, whether it’s creating tours or creating routines.
“It always goes much further than the simple choreography. But it was nice to be able to take that role and say, “Okay, I’m going to create something different here. Something really different for us. And that’s definitely something I’m going to do more of.
Ashley and Diversity won the Must See TV Moment of 2020 at this year’s BAFTA Awards for their BLM performance.
Success: Ashley and Diversity won the Must-see TV Moment of 2020 at this year’s BAFTA Awards for their BLM performance (pictured with brother Jordan)
Recently explaining why he was so nervous about the awards, Ashley said on KISS FM: “It was so much more than an award for all of us.
“The audience had a way to negatively quantify their opinion of the complaints, but there wasn’t really a way to capture the positivity, to capture the love. “
He continued, “It was there, we felt it, but last night, strangely enough, it felt like a way for the audience to say something else. If we didn’t win it was amazing to be nominated, but it depended on the BAFTA board.
“The victory was due to the public. So if we win this, this is how I will end this chapter for the rest of our lives.
“It won’t be the complaints anymore, it will be the BAFTA award winning performance… I’m not going to remember it now because of the negativity, I’m going to remember it because we are BAFTA winners, boy!” ‘
Ashley said: “The victory was due to the public. So if we win this, that’s how I’ll end this chapter for the rest of our lives’