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The Independent UK
The Independent UK
Louis Chilton

Who is I’m a Celebrity South Africa contestant Jordan Banjo?


Over the last few weeks, I’m a Celebrity has treated its fans with a new All-Stars edition, set in South Africa.

The show has seen a number of prominent past contestants return to the series for another set of challenges.

Phil Tufnell, Carol Vorderman and Shaun Ryder are among the faces competing in the series.

Ahead of its launch, ITV claimed that the new locale will provide “bigger” and “tougher” challenges in a “harsher and more unforgiving” environment.

Dancer and presenter Jordan Banjo is one of four celebrities in with a chance of being crowned “I’m a Celebrity Legend” on tonight’s final episode.

Here’s a brief breakdown of Banjo’s life and career, as well as what he’s said about appearing on I’m a Celebrity for the second time...

Banjo, 30, is best known as part of the street dance group Diversity, who won Britain’s Got Talent back in 2009.

He featured on the 16th season of I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! back in 2016, and was the fourth contestant to leave the jungle.

Banjo subsequently worked on Dancing on Ice, and co-hosted The Greatest Dancer with Alesha Dixon. In 2021, he was the first contestant to be unmasked on ITV’s The Masked Dancer.

‘I’m a Celebrity’ contestant Jordan Banjo (ITV)

He is also the brother of fellow Diversity member Ashley Banjo.

Speaking ahead of his return to I’m a Celebrity, Banjo said: “A series with different campmates from over the years sounds pretty cool and my fellow Diversity dancers are excited to see me suffer again!

“You know Ant, Dec and the team will push the boat out, make it bigger, better and get you to do some even more crazy things!”

He added: “My fear of snakes is even worse now but at the same time, it will also be exciting.”

I’m a Celebrity South Africa concludes on Friday 12 May at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

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