A BGT winner has lashed out at trolls who said he shouldn’t be in Strictly Come Dancing – because of his “unfair advantage”.
Diversity star Jordan Banjo told the Sun the “pressure” he would be under at Strictly after ridiculous haters slammed his dance background – as he launched a new Not On The High Street issue.
Jordan, 30, has already broken into reality TV by winning BGT with dance group Diversity and recently taking second place on legends show I’m A Celeb.
He has excluded the BBC program Strictly for the time being.
He told The Sun: “Am I going to do it strictly? In the moment not. You know what, I think everyone expects that from me because of diversity!”
“I feel like everyone would expect me to be good, but that would be completely new to me – the pressure is real.”
The I’m A Celeb star is still recovering from his stint in the jungle.
He said: “Every time I’ve completed a challenge involving snakes, it’s been the WORST. I can’t handle snakes, they are absolutely horrible.”
He spoke about the ups and downs, speed dialing Carol Vorderman and Helen Flanagan, and why Amir Khan was the naughtiest thing at camp.
The father-of-three said: “I’m a Celeb is a place where you can sit down and have deep conversations with amazing people and really genuine friendships. I’ve really kept in touch with Carol Vorderman and Helen Flanagan, but everyone there.” so lovely.
“Who was the naughtiest roommate? I don’t know if anyone was naughty, so to speak, but the biggest surprise was Amir Khan. He has to be one of the unintentionally funniest people I’ve ever met! Honestly, he just might. Sitting there looking like he’s rambling around like a cheeky teenager – such a good time.”
Jordan spoke to The Sun at the event Not on the main street Changing Gender Gift Gap after 72% of Brits believe buying gifts for men is more difficult than for other genders.
He said: “Not On The High Street just did some research on gift giving and found that there is a huge gender gap in gift giving!”
Jordan recalled the worst gift he gave his dad: “It was always so hard to think about gifts for my dad, we always asked him what he wanted and he never made a fuss.”
We always got him the same thing, going back to the usual standards, and then one day I got the idea to get him something completely different. I don’t know how I got into it, but astronaut chow – I gave him astronaut chow. “
Jordan celebrated the launch of Not On The High Street’s Editing the gender gift gap – a new edition that aims to inspire an inclusive and personalized approach to giving and to help people go beyond traditional gender norms and stereotypes in giving.