Non-stop dancing and a growing family: Inside the life of Diversity star Jordan Banjo
Yes, he is still afraid of snakes
Jordan Banjo has made his return to the jungle in the new All Stars version of I’m A Celebrity. It hasn’t been that long since Jordan originally appeared on the show and he is trying to be named King once again.
Jordan is probably best known for being part of the dance crew Diversity and he has since appeared on a bunch of major television and radio shows since. Alongside that he has a growing family with his wife Naomi. So, here’s the full lowdown on Jordan Banjo’s life when he’s not on I’m A Celebrity.
Jordan Banjo is 30 and from Essex
Jordan Banjo is 30 years old and is from Wickford in Essex. Jordan Banjo’s older brother is Ashley Banjo who is the leader of dance troupe Diversity. Their parents are Funso and Danielle Banjo. Funso is a former professional heavyweight boxer with 33 per cent of knockouts across his five year career.
He originally appeared on I’m A Celeb in 2016
Jordan’s first appearance was on I’m A Celebrity in 2016, and he came in ninth place. He was in the jungle with the likes of Carol Vorderman, Joel Dommett and Scarlett Moffatt, who went on to win the show.
Jordan is probably most memorable challenge is probably when he had to stick his head in a box while a massive snake was hissing inside. It clearly didn’t shake the fear out of him because he is still afraid of snakes.
Jordan rose to fame as a part of Diversity
Jordan is part of the dance troupe Diversity and it was from the group’s appearance on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 that saw his rise to fame. The group won the show and went on to perform at the Royal Variety performance, Butlins and a whole lot of tours.
While Diversity was performing on Britain’s Got Talent, he was doing his GCSEs and has plans to be an accountant. At the time of the competition, Ashley said: “My brother Jordan, who is also in Diversity, plans to train as an accountant.”
Jordan and his wife have just welcomed their third child
Just the other week, Jordan and his wife Naomi announced the birth of their third child. The dancer posted a photo of Naomi cuddling their newborn while Jordan held the baby’s finger.
“Atreus Funso Banjo,” he wrote in a tribute to his wife. “I’m so proud of you Naomi Banjo, my angel, my wife and the most incredible mum to our children. Thank you for our three beautiful children, a gift I can never repay, I love you.”
Jordan and Naomi have two other children, Cassius, who is four, and Mayowa, who is three years old.
He has an estimated net worth of £1 million
The latest report of Jordan Banjo’s net worth is from last year and it was said to be between the thousands and £1 million.
His string of appearances on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Celebrity Special, The Masked Dancer and the backstage rink segment of Dance on Ice have all added to his impressive net worth.
Jordan now hosts a radio show with Perri Kiely on KISS
Jordan and fellow Diversity dancer Perri Kiely joined the KISS family in 2020. The pair co-host the KISS weekday breakfast show and have interviewed a number of celebs including Stormzy and this year’s UK Eurovision entry, Mae Muller.
“We’re super hyped to be on KISS and can’t wait to get going! We’ve both grown up listening to KISS so to have the chance to actually work on the station is just crazy,” the pair said ahead of their new radio venture.
Because you’re desperate to know, Jordan is 6ft4
Jordan has to be the tallest campmate in I’m A Celeb: All Stars and each night viewers descend into madness guessing how tall he is.
Jordan is 1.98 metres tall, which translates to 6ft4. Being tall clearly runs in the family as his brother Ashley is also 6ft4 and their father is 6ft5.
He currently has 582k followers on Instagram
Jordan has an impressive following of 582,000 on Instagram. His Instagram is largely full of pictures of him and his family or with his car as well as hilarious clips from his and Perri’s KISS breakfast show.
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