Ashley Banjo wants to win 'Britain's Got Talent' for a second time.

Ashley Banjo

Ashley Banjo

The Diversity star - who beat favourite Susan Boyle in 2009 to the crown - is said to have entered a youth version of his hugely successful dance troupe into this year's series of the contest - and they've already proved a hit with judges and the audience.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Ashley really could make history here, Diversity Juniors are that good. He's very much behind the scenes but is certainly the driving force behind their success. It's going to take something strong to beat them."

It isn't the first time the young group - also known as DVJ - has performed on the 'Britain's Got Talent' stage, after they joined Diversity themselves at last year's final.

It was after that moment Ashley, 29, suggested the younger stars were ready to take over, as he teased he is "too old" to carry out some of the high-energy routines.

Most recently, he's been seen continuing his role on 'The Real Full Monty' on ITV - which sees groups of celebrities stripping off on stage for cancer awareness - and he joined the 'Dancing On Ice' judging panel for the big return earlier this year.

And his amazing 2018 hit another level last month, when he won the Kids' Choice Award for UK Inspirational Role Model.

The dancer accepted the Nickelodeon annual award for his ground-breaking dance initiatives, sell-out nationwide arena tours, prime-time TV appearances including 'Dancing On Ice', 'Got To Dance', and 'Britain's Got Talent' and appearing on 'China's Got Talent', where his dance routines have entertained and amazed the world.

Speaking exclusively to Bang Showbiz, Ashley - who followed in the footsteps of Previous Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards UK honorary slime winners Olly Murs, Mo Farah and Andy Murray - said the famous orange blimp statuette will be taking "pride of place" at Diversity's dance studio.

He said: "I think it's something I'll be keeping at the studio, especially to win it for inspirational role model, it's good to have it there in the context of where we teach all the kids and where we see kids come through the door. So yeah it will be pride of place at our studio."

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