‘I understand it 100%’: Ashley Banjo says he ‘wasn’t shocked’ by Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview because they had an ‘eye-opening chat’ with him before… as he teases new project
Ashley, 32 – who had a phone call with the royals following Diversity’s BAFTA-winning Black Lives Matter performance on Britain’s Got Talent in September – said: ‘You look at their actions to look after one another and protect their little family and I understand it 100%.’
Speaking on Friday’s Lorraine, he added: ‘There were a lot of things people were shocked at in their interview with Oprah. I think I was less shocked because of our conversation, we had a really long chat and it was really eye-opening for me.’
Candid: On Friday’s Lorraine, Ashley Banjo, 32, revealed he was ‘not shocked’ by bombshell revelations made during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview in March
He went on: ‘I’m genuinely inspired by both of them, the way they’ve handled themselves.’
Ashley also told host Lorraine Kelly that the royals are ‘just normal people’.
The doting father continued: ‘They’re just normal people. They’re living a slightly different life to us, but they are just people.’
During their bombshell Oprah interview, Meghan, 39, revealed a member of the royal family – who she refused to name – had raised ‘concerns’ about how dark her and Harry’s two-year-old son Archie’s skin might be when he was born.
Chat: The Diversity star had a phone call with the royals following the dance troupe’s Black Lives Matter performance on Britain’s Got Talent in September
Last week the royals announced the birth of their daughter, Lilibet Diana.
On Thursday, the dancer revealed a future project with the Sussexes may be in the works following his recent BAFTA win.
Speaking on FUBAR Radio’s Access All Areas, Ashley coyly said: ‘I think the paths might cross at some point, I’m not sure how.
Ashley added: ‘There were a lot of things people were shocked at in their interview with Oprah. I think I was less shocked because of our conversation, we had a really long chat’