Ashley Banjo knows he will get the giggles on 'Dancing on Ice'
14 December 2017 - 8:00 AM

Ashley Banjo knows he will get the giggles on 'Dancing on Ice'

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Ashley Banjo will laugh if any of the "Dancing On Ice" contestants fall over.

The Diversity star will join choreographer Jason Gardner, as well as skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean on the judging panel of the revamped celebrity contest, and he has admitted he's desperate to see the hopefuls slip and spoil their routines.

He said to OK! magazine: "I haven't seen any of [the contestants] skate but I heard Kem [Cetinay] had a nasty fall.

"That's what makes us love the show though - that really primal thing of waiting to see if they fall over. It keeps you on the edge of your seat.

"I'm the worst for [laughing if that happens]. I spend my life in a group of boys and if anyone falls over it's comedic gold so I""ll probably laugh if someone falls over on the ice."

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When it comes to judging the hopefuls, Ashley is on the lookout for people who keep him entertained.

He said "I'll be the honest one. It's great if they can nail the technical aspects but what I'm looking for is if it can entertain and affect me.

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"I'll either be really easy to please or really hard to please, I'm not sure which."

And Ashley also admitted he won't be keeping quiet if he feels acid-tongued Jason is being unnecessarily harsh.

He said: "He doesn't mince his words, which I really like, but I'm not a big fan of unnecessary criticism and sniping. I'm not an argumentative person but I'm not a pushover."

The 29-year-old star's own skating skills are a bit rusty, so he's hoping to get out in the rink before the show starts.

He said: "I haven't put on a pair of skates for a couple of years but I can skate.

"I'm looking round to whipping round a few rinks before we start."

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