HUNKY dancer Jordan Banjo first rose to fame with Britain's Got Talent-winning dance troupe Diversity alongside his famous brother Ashley.
And the twinkle-toed 26-year-old is set to be back on your screens hosting the second series of BBC's The Greatest Dancer alongside Alesha Dixon…
Is Jordan Banjo returning to The Greatest Dancer?
Yes! The dancer and telly personality will be taking the reins once again alongside co-host Alesha Dixon.
The pair made their presenting debut together during last year's season and are set to continue for the upcoming and second series.
An official start date is yet to be confirmed, so watch this space…
Wicked few days with the whole team @greatestdancer??❤️! Good to be back with the homie @aleshaofficial and to welcome @curtispritchard12 to the team, well done brother??
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How is Jordan Banjo related to Ashley Banjo?
Jordan and Ashley are brothers – with Jordan being four years Ashley's junior.
They both grew up in Wickford, Essex, with their Nigerian boxer dad Funso and ballet dancer mum Danielle as well as sister Talia.
The Banjo brothers are very close and of course both found fame together when they won Britain's Got Talent with their dance troupe Diversity in 2009.
When was Jordan Banjo on I'm A Celebrity?
Jordan starred in I'm A Celebrity in 2016.
But it was only a brief stint in the jungle for the dancer as he was the fourth celeb to be given the boot.
The Britain's Got Talent star was left in the bottom two with Martin Roberts.
Speaking to hosts Ant and Dec after his shock exit at the time, he said: "The whole experience has been so overwhelming. To walk up that bridge is so surreal! Saying bye, I can’t believe it… they look so depressed without me!"
After having an incredible two weeks in the jungle, Jordan revealed that he'd miss his fellow campmates especially Larry Lamb, who the dancer said was 'like a dad' to him.
He added: "The other people turned out to best part of it."
What other shows has Jordan Banjo been in?
As well as wowing the nation with his moves, he has also dabbled in television presenting.
Jordan worked on the fourth series of Got To Dance with fellow Diversity member Perri Kiely in 2013.
And the duo hosted the Nickelodeon Awards for three years running.
As well as of course landing the coveted gig of co-host of The Greatest Dancer alongside Alesha Dixon in 2018.
Is Jordan banjo married?
No, Jordan is yet to get hitched.
But unfortunately for the hunk's legion of female fans, Jordan is happily loved-up with glam girlfriend Naomi Courts.
The reality star's time in the jungle only brought the couple closer, with Jordan vowing to marry his love after he departed the show.
And on May 7, 2018 the couple became parents to a baby son, Cassius Ashley Banjo, with the new dad claiming to be the 'luckiest man there is'.
Prior to finding love with Naomie, Jordan was in a relationship with childhood pal and Little Mix minx, Jesy Nelson.
The pair dated for 10 months, but later split after Jordan struggled to cope with the pop singer’s fame.
How did Jordan Banjo become famous?
Jordan first found fame after his dance troupe Diversity won the third series of Britain's Got Talent in 2009.
Jordan has previously insisted that he's not looking for fame, and just wants to be known for his talents as a dancer.
Speaking in 2014, he said: "We’ve never been the kind of people who go out to clubs to try and get photographed by the paparazzi, or be the centre of attention. For us, it’s all about dancing and entertaining people."
However, his following has grown and grown: Jordan boasts over 132,000 Twitter fans, including Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams and Davina McCall.
Meanwhile, his Instagram page boasts an impressive 386,000 followers, and features pictures of his ripped six-pack, luxury car and exotic holidays – as well as obligatory cute shots of him and Naomi.
When is The Greatest Dancer series 2 airing?
As of yet we have no official air date for the upcoming series.
However if it follows a similar format to the first series then we can expect it to be back on our screens in the early new year.
Last year saw the show's first season hit our screens in January so it's reasonable to expect a similar timeline for the second.
Speaking about the decision to renew the show, Controller of BBC Entertainment, Kate Phillips, said: "We wanted a big joyful show that celebrated extraordinary and memorable dancers of all ages and from all backgrounds and that’s exactly what we got.
“Everyone worked so hard on the show and we can’t wait to go again and see who will manage to open our magnificent mirror!”
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