Ashley Banjo To Be A Dad Again

By Cara Dudgeon

10th December 2019

Ashley Banjo has announced he is to be a dad again – less than 10 months after becoming a father for the first time

Image Source/ The Mirror

The Diversity dancer took to Instagram to reveal his wife Francesca Banjo is pregnant with their second child, after the couple welcomed daughter Rose into the world in February, and he admitted the baby news was a “surprise”.

He wrote:

‘It’s a good job we like surprises! Baby number 2 is officially in the mum oven ladies and gents and I feel so blessed and excited. Our little family is growing (sic)’.

Francesca also took to Instagram to share the happy news, admitting the pair feel “very lucky” that they are growing their family.

She wrote:

‘So baby number 2 is officially pending! and as @ashleybanjogram said we feel very lucky that our family is growing and that we have been blessed with this little surprise!! (sic)’.

Francesca welcomed baby Rose into the world on February 21st 2019.

She wrote at the time:

‘Our beautiful daughter came into the world at 6:45pm on 21st February 2019 – weighing a healthy 8lbs 13oz.

‘Her name is Rose Adura Banjo. I am in the deepest love ever with my little family @francescabanjo I love you and am so proud #nextchapter (sic)’.

Ashley had previously admitted he was finding the idea of fatherhood “quite surreal”, but was delighted about the prospect after the couple went through a “tough” fertility journey.

He said:

‘It’s already quite surreal for me thinking there is a little baby Banjo on the way. A little girl. It’s been tough. People assume, I did it myself, they think, ‘If you want a baby, have one.’ It doesn’t happen like that’.

Ashley and Francesca married in July 2015, a few months after they announced their engagement.

Posting a photo of the couple on their Facebook page, dance troupe Diversity, which is led by Ashley, wrote:

‘Introducing Mr & Mrs Banjo ‪#‎Congratulations‬‪#‎HappyMarriedLife‬ ‪#‎NewlyWeds‬ (sic)’.

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