Ashley Banjo jokes Diversity are 'heading for the number one spot' with complaints over Black Lives Matter routine

Ashley Banjo jokes Diversity are 'heading for the number one spot' with complaints over Black Lives Matter routine

Ashley Banjo has made light of complaints over Diversity’s Black Lives Matter-inspired routine.

The dancer, 31, shared an adorable snap of himself with his daughter on his shoulders during a family day out.

Alongside the caption “Just me and Rosie patiently watching as we head for the number 1 spot,” he added a laughing face and a gold medal emoji.

The star also thanked for their support, writing: “in other news though, I was out and about today and felt so much love from people [heart emoji] Never let the minority warp the reality… This country really is Great.” [sic]

Diversity won huge praise for the Black Lives Matter performance they delivered at the first of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals.

The moving routine included nods to police brutality, racism and the death of George Floyd, However, thousands of people have since complained to Ofcom.

The performance is currently the second most complained about TV moment of the decade as over 23,000 people have contacted the broadcasting watchdog since the episode aired.

As is standard procedure, Ofcom will assess the complaints before deciding whether an investigation is needed.

ITV has given Diversity their full backing, labelling the performance “authentic [and] heartfelt.”

They said in a statement earlier this week: “Britain’s Got Talent has always been an inclusive show, which showcases diversity and supports strong storytelling in all forms and ITV stands behind the decision to broadcast Diversity’s performance on BGT.

“Ashley and the group are a great example of the talent, creativity and diversity of modern Britain and their performance was an authentic, heartfelt response to many of the issues and events which have affected society in 2020.”