Britain’s Got Talent star Ashley Banjo has admitted he would be ‘more than happy’ to carry on as a judge on next year’s show if that’s what Simon Cowell wants.
Earlier this year, Ashley replaced Simon on the Britain’s Got Talent judges panel after the media mogul broke his back in an electic motorcycle accident in Malibu, California.
Ashley’s appearance on the show marked 11 years since he and his dance troupe Diversity won the third series, having reached the final alongside singer Susan Boyle, who finished in second place
Ahead of the Britain’s Got Talent special on Christmas Day, Ashley, 32, was questioned over whether he is looking forward to seeing Simon, 61, return to the ITV show next year.
‘Absolutely, yeah. It’ll just be nice for him to be back. He’s such a powerhouse and I’m so glad he is feeling better now after his accident,’ the dancer said.
However, Ashley also admitted that he would be up for continuing as a judge alongside David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden if the opportunity arises.
‘At the same time, if he wants me to continue for him, I am more than happy,’ he said.
During a recent interview on Loose Women, Amanda, 49, said that Simon ‘is coming back’ for the 2021 series.
‘I spoke to him on the phone probably about four weeks ago now and he sounds on top of the world,’ Amanda stated.
‘He is back in an amazing space and apparently he looks fantastic as well and he is definitely back for the next series.’
During the Britain’s Got Talent Christmas special, each of the four judges will take to the stage with past contestants.
In their first appearance on Britain’s Got Talent since their poignant Black Lives Matter routine in September, Diversity – led by Ashley – will perform with 2018 semi-finalists DVJ and season two winner George Sampson.
Amanda teased that the performance, which is Christmas themed, is ‘absolutely gorgeous’.
Britain’s Got Talent: Christmas Spectacular is due to air on Christmas Day at 8pm on ITV.
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