DIVERSITY MAKING WAVES AROUND THE WORLD

Published on 1st Jun, 2009

Diversity has won Britain’s Got Talent, a UK television show which aims to find the UK’s top act.


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The dance troupe is just one of the many acts to have featured on the television show, which has had performances from elderly breakdancers, ‘human saxophones’ and performing cats. Diversity danced in the competition, and they danced so well that they won the £100,000 prize, as well as the chance to perform at the upcoming Royal Variety show.

The 11 dancers, led and choreographed by 20-year-old Ashley Banjo, had been the bookmakers’ sixth favorite to win before the show, and said on Sunday the result was still sinking in.

“I think I fell over,” said Banjo. Diversity comprises three sets of brothers and friends aged between 13 and 25.

“I had my speech ready, you know, ‘Well done Susan’,” he told a news conference.

“Then they said ‘Diversity’, and honestly, my legs actually gave way. I’m really tall and there’s a long way to fall. I hit the floor and honestly words can’t describe how I felt.”

Perry Kiely, who at 13 is the joint-youngest member of the troupe formed two years ago, said he was “gobsmacked.”

Watch DIVERSITY’s performance above. It’s great to see dance going so well all over the world.

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