Ashley Banjo’s brother Jordan slams troll who accuses Dancing On Ice judge of ‘racist scoring’

ASHLEY Banjo’s brother Jordan hit back at a troll today who accused the Dancing On Ice judge of "racist scoring".

The Diversity star was attacked on Twitter on Sunday after Matt Richardson was axed from the competition.

One viewer wrote to Ashley, 32: "@AshleyBanjo is a racist. Low scores for everyone white. Your a joke (sic)"

The dancer's mother Danielle is white and father Funso, a former heavy weight boxer, is black.

Though Ashley ignored the nasty remark his younger sibling mocked the troll with a sarcastic reply.

He wrote back: "I agree mate, sometimes I notice him giving my mum dirty looks. Sort it out @AshleyBanjo"


Jordan, 28, was quickly praised for his snappy comeback, as one fan said: "Best reply."

One more said about the troll: "Do people not read what they are saying, ridiculous comment"

It comes after Ashley criticised his fellow judge Christopher Dean for awarding Matt Richardson just 5 points before he was eliminated with his professional skating partner Vicky.

Ashley had scored the pair a 6 out of 10 points, whilst John Barrowman offered 6.5 and Jayne Torvill gave 6 points.

Meanwhile, other viewers said Ashley was too critical of Faye Brookes and Hamish Gaman who he awarded 7.5 for a stunning Swan Lake-inspired skate.


The former Coronation Street actress, 33, looked disappointed as the judges explained why they didn't give the pair higher marks.

John Barrowman dished out 8.0 points, Jayne Torvill gave 8.5, and Christopher Dean gave them 8.5.

However, all the judges suggested Faye and Hamish needed to deliver more in order to get more points.

"But you're a couple we have to be really critical with because you're at a level where we need to nit-pick. And if I have to nit-pick I would say you need to point your toes a little more, okay?

"But you're a couple we have to be really critical with because you're at a level where we need to nit-pick. And if I have to nit-pick I would say you need to point your toes a little more, okay?"

Ashley added: "It's purely because I just wanted more. If I was judging just what you did, it would be – your execution is beautiful. But it felt easy, somehow it felt empty, I wanted more from you."

And Chris followed suit, saying: "I can't fault your skating. The skating's sublime. One of the best skaters we've seen, the lines, the structure of it, everything is beautiful. But there is still a but.

"I think you can challenge yourself more. It's within you, we've got to unlock that. I think it's choreographically. When you did the ballet lift, you just went up and down. That could've had more to it and an exit from it."

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