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Dancing On Ice: Ashley Banjo says it’s a “real honour” to be on the show

Dancing On Ice’s new judge Ashley Banjo has said it’s a “real honour” to be involved in the revived ITV show.

Ashley, 29, first shot to fame after his dance group Diversity won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent, and now he’s a judge on Dancing On Ice.

But the choreographer is taking his new role very seriously, and he’s extremely grateful to be apart of the new series.

“I am super excited. It’s such a classic show. It’s exciting to be part of anything as big as this and to be part of something that is SO legendary is a real honour,” Banjo said.

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On being asked what kind of judge he’ll be, Ashley revealed: “I think I will be relatively tough. I am honest but I do
think I am sound and fair.

“I think in this show, I might come across tougher than I normally do because I am looking for the performance and the choreography. Yes sometimes it is good enough to get around the rink but I am judging a layer above that.

“I am looking at their strength and performance quality, which they can’t start worrying about until they have learnt to skate. I am looking forward to it.”

The show returns to ITV on Sunday, January 7 at 6pm.

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