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Fleur East and Ashley Banjo set sights on becoming new Ant and Dec: ‘They better watch their backs’

Fleur East and Ashley Banjo want to become the new Ant and Dec (Picture: ITV)

The Void hosts Fleur East and Ashley Banjo have their eyes on the prize, as they recently revealed that they hope to be the new Ant and Dec.

Fleur recently celebrated the impact of two people of colour presenting The Void as she hosts the new ITV game show alongside Ashley.

The programme sees contestants take on daunting mental and physical challenges that could put them at risk of falling into the void below – a terrifying tank of 520,000 litres of water.

Throughout their respective careers, Fleur and Ashley have both proven to have dynamic screen presence, with Fleur gaining fame as a runner-up on The X Factor and Ashley winning Britain’s Got Talent with dance troupe Diversity.

They have since gone on to star on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Dancing on Ice respectively, finally joining forces in a showbiz match made in heaven.

Now the pair are hoping that their new job will present them with new challenges and successes.

Ant and Dec have had an illustrious career (Picture: ITV)

Speaking to The Sun, Fleur  – who worked with Ant and Dec on Saturday Night Takeaway  – said: ‘They better watch their backs!

‘It is funny because they’ve taught me everything that I know and watching them, it’s like a masterclass. You just watch them and they are so relaxed, I think because they get on so well. Like you can’t fake that chemistry. They know what the next one’s gonna say and they just bounce off of each other.’

Ashley also knows the Geordie duo, as he performed in front of them when he and his dance troupe were crowned Britain’s Got Talent champions back in 2009.

He went on to say that he grew up watching the presenting duo and think that they are ‘the benchmark’ when it comes to TV presenting.

While he sang their praises, he also warned the duo, using his and Fleur’s new collective nickname for their double act: ‘But watch out, Flash is on the way.’

Fleur went on to explain that she and Ashley enjoy working together and that they ‘get on really well’.

This comes a few months after Fleur said she believes X Factor should prepare its stars for fame. The singer auditioned for the 11th series of the ITV talent contest as a solo artist in 2014 and finished runner-up to Ben Haenow.

She told the Mirror: ‘I think from the start you need to be told of the risks involved. A lot of young contestants don’t really know of the pitfalls and the hardship. When you get signed you think you’ve made it. They don’t realise that’s only the beginning.’

The Void airs on Saturdays at 8pm on ITV and is available to watch on ITV Hub.


Credit: Original article published here.

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