Ashley Banjo Wife - Talent Manager and New Mum

By Lynda Keleer

14th April 2020

Ashley Banjo Wife – Talent Manager and New Mum

Ashley Banjo has been in the spotlight ever since his amazingly talented dancing skills catapulted him to fame. Banjo was the leader for the dance troupe Diversity, who came in third place for Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.

Ashley Banjo Wife - Talent Manager and New Mum

Most people today know him as a judge for the famous reality TV show, Dancing On Ice. Rhythm seems to be flowing in him, and you can just see the passion when he dances.

Another thing Ashley Banjo is incredibly passionate about is his wife. Francesca Abbot. Francesca Abbot, now known as Francesca Banjo, is not just ‘the wife’ of Ashley Banjo, she is way more than that. And today, we will investigate to learn more about the professional dancer, talent manager and most recently, new mum.

If you have been wondering who Ashley Banjo’s wife is, and their little growing family, keep reading!

Ashley Banjo’s Wife’s Background

Francesca Banjo was also a dancer, and was part of the dance troupe Out Of The Shadows. They were making big waves, often representing big brands like Adidas and River Island.

The blonde beauty’s talented dance moves caught the famous judge’s attention, as they have been inseparable ever since. Ashley Banjo and his wife have a beautiful and long-lasting relationship:


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They’re definitely up there in our not-so-long list of celebrities who have been together pass the 10-year mark. The pair have been together for 13 years!

After dating for eight years, the dancers exchanged their vows and tied the knot in Essex in 2015, with many famous faces attending their lovely ceremony.

Not so soon after in 2018, the Diversity star posted a picture of himself alongside wife Francesca with a baby scan and tiny pink converse shoes!

The picture captioned:

“I am so excited to finally share the news that we are having a baby!”

“Now the time has come to finally say this out loud and I have no idea what to say! I don’t know if words alone can explain how full of joy and happiness we both are”

And finally in February 2019, Ashley Banjo and his wife welcomed their baby girl Rose Adura Banjo. Proud father Ashley officially broke the news on Instagram in a black and white picture edited with his new baby girl in glowing in pink.

Ashley Banjo and Wife Expecting Baby No. 2

Recently, amidst all the negative news during the coronavirus pandemic, Ashley Banjo and his wife Francesca shared that they are expecting baby no. 2!


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The Dancing on Ice Judge Ashley Banjo excitedly gushed:

“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.”

At the same time, proud mummy Francesca also shared their cute family picture with the caption:

“So baby number 2 is officially pending! And as said we feel very lucky that our family is growing and that we have been blessed with this little surprise!”

They shared the news to the public in December, when the first news of the deadly pandemic was just beginning.

Together with the joyful news, the couple were also worried about bringing a baby into the current world situation.

The Diversity star posted a picture captioning:

“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried… a baby due in a couple of weeks, in what is likely to be moving towards the peak of what’s to come. Rose is still only 1 and me and @francescabanjo will be on our own with both of them in isolation for safety. No doubt it’s going to be tough…”

And understandably so!

The recent (and ongoing) deadly COVID-19 is creating some strange times with all of us held quarantined to halt the spread of the disease.

Recently, even Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been tested positive with the virus. Along with the prime minister, many world leaders have also been confirmed with deadly virus. It is during these times that we realize that no one is safe from illness or disease.

Ashley Banjo and Wife Welcomes Baby No.2 Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

However, amidst all the madness and uncertainties, Ashley and Francesca welcomed baby boy Micah Grace!


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The proud father posted a picture with caption:

“On Thursday the 26th March at 6.45pm our son came into the world weighing a healthy 8lbs 15oz. His name is Micah Grace Banjo.”

Among celebrities who congratulated the new parents was Banjo’s brother and Diversity member Jordan Banjo who wrote:

“Something incredible in these dark times bro. So proud of you both! And of course already love my new little nephew.”

Jordan currently presents BBC One’s new talent show, The Greatest Dancer alongside Alesha Dixon, who also congratulated the proud parents.

Despite the difficult journey, days after welcoming their second son, Ashley and Francesca’s little family are doing just fine!

Ashley on TikTok

Like almost everyone else in isolation who are bored with nothing to do, Ashley is one of the celebrities who recently started using TikTok!

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If you haven’t seen his latest video, you should! You’re probably not up to much seeing as you’re quarantined anyways.

Proud father Ashley can be seen doing the tootsie slide with his newborn, and the video is melting hearts everywhere!

Few of his 774k followers commented:

“Omg this has cheered us all up in lockdown he’s beautiful”

“Awwwww how gorgeous is this father/son duo!!! Thankyou for brightening our day up!!! @ashleybanjogram #Micah”

As you can see, Ashley Banjo and his wife are a match made in heaven.

A grateful Ashley once commented about the women in his life:

“I have so many strong and incredible women around me, I know she will have great examples to follow. Especially this woman right here – my wife and my rock. You are going to be the best mum in the world.”

Thankfully, Ashley Banjo and his wife are active on social media, so we can keep tabs on their cute little family!

We’re not sure about you, but we’ll be looking out for more TikToks of Ashley and his adorable family.

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