Ashley Banjo To Replace Simon Cowell As BGT Judge

Diversity’s Ashley Banjo will be replacing Simon Cowell as judge for the upcoming Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals.

Ashley is sitting in for him as a guest judge while Simon recovers at home following a recent back operation – he had to have surgery after a bike accident in Los Angeles earlier this month. It means he won’t be able to appear on the first semi-final, due to be filmed next week.

In reaction, the 31-year-old street dancing legend said, “I remember being on that stage last year and talking about how it’s been ten years since we won, and how people should never tell you, you can’t do something. Walking on that stage as a 20-year-old street dancer from the streets of East London and now I am walking out there and stepping in for the big man!”