If you’re a fan of Diversity and brothers Ashley and Jordan Banjo, then you will have seen the pair teasing exciting new things to come and now one surprise project has finally been revealed.
Scholastic UK has announced that professional dancers Ashley and Jordan have teamed up together to create a new children’s book, after landing their very own deal.
Dancing On Ice judge Ashley, 31, and his younger brother Jordan, 27, have put together an ‘action-packed’ and ‘laugh out loud’ story titled Fly High Crew: the Green Glow.
It’s about two brothers who are part of a street dance group – sound familiar? – who come to realise that their parents are being mind-controlled by aliens, after one of their dance practices is interrupted by a weird green beam of light.
With the help of their dance crew, they’re set the mission of aborting the aliens’ extra-terrestrial plan for galactic domination.
Ashley and Jordan have teamed up with Oh My Gods author Alexandra Sheppard on their first children’s book release, which has been described as ‘Attack the Block meets ’90s favourite The Demon Headmaster’.
Anyone else now feeling all nostalgic?
It’s believed Ashley and Jordan have secured a two-book deal, with their first book set to be released in April 2021.
Speaking about their new venture, Ashley and Jordan have said: ‘We’re so excited to be joining the Scholastic family and have our own book! We’ve always told stories in our own way through our dance and through our shows, so to have the opportunity to bring a story to life that we genuinely love is awesome.
‘We can’t wait for kids everywhere to read it and see what else the Banjo Brothers can do!’
It comes after the pair have been seen teasing big things to come from them both over on their Instagram accounts.
Ashley shared a snap of him and Jordan and wrote: ‘Unbreakable’ 👊🏽🖤 Spent the weekend away working on new projects with the bro… The future’s bright ✨ #family #nextchapter.’
Jordan, meanwhile, told fans he was proud of Ashley, as he posted a selfie of the pair and captioned it: ‘Proud of this guy👊🏾❤️ Banjo Brothers making moves @ashleybanjogram.’
News of their book deal comes after Ashley and Jordan have been passionately defending their performance on Britain’s Got Talent’s semi-final show that was inspired by Black Lives Matter and the death of George Floyd in May.
It was subjected to thousands of Ofcom complaints, but the TV watchdog refused to investigate the performance, insisting it didn’t warrant an investigation.
Ashley celebrated the news by telling fans he would repeat the controversial performance ‘100 times over’, as he did what ‘felt right’, while Jordan insisted the dance had never meant to be ‘political’ or ‘antagonistic’.
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