Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

Ashley Banjo enjoying busy schedule

Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew is back for a second series

Ashley Banjo has revealed he struggles to find time to rest because he's so busy with his career.

The star has plenty to do juggling dance troupe Diversity, judging Sky1's Got To Dance and filming his Secret Street Crew show - but he isn't complaining about the workload.

"Literally, it's crazy," he said. "It's good because it means people love what you do and people want you to do shows and are watching them. But it's not about finding jobs any more - it's about finding time to rest."

Ashley's Secret Street Crew is about the return for a second series, and will again see the 24-year-old teaching people how to throw shapes on the dancefloor.

Ashley said it has been a great experience, although he confessed he was worried when he started out on the show.

He said: "I was really worried doing Secret Street Crew because it was the first show I'd done on my own. But the ratings for the first series just blew up. It was amazing for me."

The new series will see a groom and his best men throw their all into learning a routine to wow his new bride, and in another episode a hesitant bible group take part.

Ashley said: "The bible group were brilliant. They were really interesting because they didn't feel good enough. Being Christian was the one thing they had.

"One member of the group said, 'I'm not used to doing things like this because when we did plays at primary school, I was always the forest'. You know, in the background with the plants. So I was like, 'No more forests, let's be Robin Hoods!'."

:: Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew returns to Sky1 on Sunday, March 17, straight after the Got To Dance Live Final.

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