Ashley Banjo shares sweet snap of his two children which he jokes will ‘confuse the racists’

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Ashley Banjo has shared a sweet snap of his two children to Instagram to “lighten the mood”, joking that it would “confuse the racists” because “one child is brown child is brown and one is white”.

The leader of dance troupe Diversity, 31, posted the picture in the aftermath of the racial abuse and complaints he received following his performance on Britain’s Got Talent.

Instead of fighting fire with fire and retaliating negatively towards those who are being nasty, Ashley shared a shot of himself sat on some steps with his children in a pram behind.

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Ashley and his wife Francesca Abbott are proud parents to a one-year-old daughter called Rose and a baby son called Micah Grace.

From the snap it is clear to see that Rose has a slightly darker complexion than her brother.

Their father can be seen poking his tongue out while looking stylish wearing a camel-coloured coat, blue jeans and pink workman boots and a jumper.

The Dancing On Ice judge then captioned the post, writing: "There’s been a lot of negativity recently so I thought I’d lighten the mood with a picture of me completing some dad duties…

"One child is brown and one is white… That should confuse the racists #diversity #family”

The star’s wife, whom he met 14 years ago, then commented below the picture: “Funny yet factually accurate”.

The 6 foot 4 inch dancer has been subject to a media storm in recent weeks after he recently returned to the hit ITV talent show as a guest judge and took to the stage to perform an emotional and brilliantly choreographed Black Lives Matter-inspired dance.

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During the semi-final on 5 September the dancer and his street dance group showcased a routine which served as a commentary on both the coronavirus pandemic and the racial injustices that have been brought into the spotlight after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in America.

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So far the dance has received more than 22,000 Ofcom complaints and Ashley has bore the brunt of much racist abuse.

The father of two has since spoken out to say that the racism he has received as a consequence “makes every single second of that performance and every single complaint worth it.”

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