JORDAN Banjo has offered fans a glimmer of hope that a much-loved Diversity TV show could return to screens.

Two years after the dance troupe wowed Simon Cowell and Britain’s Got Talent viewers, they got their own Sky TV show Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew.

Diversity shot to fame on Britain's Got Talent in 2009


Diversity shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009Credit: Getty Images – Getty
The troupe taught non-dancers street routines in their own TV show


The troupe taught non-dancers street routines in their own TV showCredit: Sky One

The series saw the group, which is led by Jordan’s brother Ashley, choreograph and mentor non-dancers to learn street routines.

And for all of Diversity’s jaw-dropping performances, Jordan told us that it is their TV show that fans ask about the most.

Speaking exclusively to UK Times for Food Waste Action Week, he said: “The one thing we always get asked about, it was years ago, we did a show called Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew. It was on Sky. We did three or four seasons of that, and even to this day, 10 years on, we still get asked ‘would you do that?’, ‘would you do another one?’, and that was something we genuinely enjoyed, and I feel like, in the current climate, with everything going on, people like to watch feelgood, upbeat stuff…

“I think bringing back TV shows as a group, of course, if it was the right show and something we enjoy doing all together, why wouldn’t you? But I feel Diversity’s first love and passion is always the big live shows and touring. Like I said, never say never, we might bring a show back as a big group, we might stick to presenting stuff, who knows. As it stands, for now, there’s no big plans for Diversity to make a TV show.”

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Meanwhile, Jordan has taken a brief break from dancing after undergoing a vasectomy to stop his and wife Naomi’s brood getting bigger.

The couple have son Cassius, four, and daughter Mayowa, three, and are expecting their third child next month.

Though Jordan was seen limping out of the clinic last month after having the snip in a video filmed by his other half, he will be fighting fit to tackle new dad duties next month.

Before then, he’s turned his attention to helping Love Food Hate Waste shine a spotlight on the amount of produce we’re wasting in our homes and the time we’re losing out on by unnecessarily binning our leftovers.

On average people in the UK are losing the equivalent of two-and-a-half days a year preparing meals they needn’t have, if only they’d re-used their leftovers.

A poll of 2,000 adults found the nation dedicates an average of five hours a week to preparing and cooking food, and a quarter of those surveyed believe they’re wasting far too much food.

In a bid to stop this, Love Food Hate Waste has released its top tips for clawing back precious time.

These hacks are: store leftover portions safely, make your freezer your friend, defrost safely, cook a little extra for the next day. 

Jordan said of his involvement: “In the current climate there’s not many things that are affecting people’s daily lives more than money and time.

“In my house, me, my kids and wife, we’re all big chicken eaters, so I focus on loads of dishes around that. If you can get some flavours going that you enjoy, there’s so many dishes that can be made.

“It’s just about being a bit better prepped. If you are making dinner, plan that little bit ahead.

“With my kids, food waste is my biggest drama. I’ll be in the kitchen with my wife making a meal thinking ‘this is going to be perfect’. You put it down in front of them and they go ‘nah, you’re alright,’ but we all know the next day it’ll be their favourite food. By saving that, the next day dinner’s already prepped. I think being a dad has definitely helped me focus on things like that.”

Jordan is backing a campaign to stop food wastage


Jordan is backing a campaign to stop food wastageCredit: LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE
Diversity’s Jordan Banjo backs campaign to cut down food waste

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