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Diversity’s Jordan Banjo Shares Before and After Photos After Weight Loss Journey

Britain’s Got Talent star Jordan Banjo opened up about his weight loss in a candid Instagram post on Friday, sharing photos of his transformation.

The dancer, 29, shared two images side by side and said he is still “amazed” to see images of his fullest form.

Writing to 550,000 followers, the star said getting the ‘mindset’ right and focusing on the tour has motivated the Diversity member to get in shape.

'Shock': Britain's Got Talent star Jordan Banjo, 29, opened up about his weight loss journey in a candid Instagram post on Friday, sharing photos of his transformation

Transformation: In his 'before' snap, Jordan smiled as he posed at his fullest figure in a maroon shirt and cargo pants

‘Shock’: Britain’s Got Talent star Jordan Banjo, 29, opened up about his weight loss journey in a candid Instagram post on Friday, sharing photos of his transformation

Opening: Writing to 550,000 followers, the star said having the right 'mindset' and focusing on the tour has motivated the Diversity member to get fit

Opening: Writing to 550,000 followers, the star said having the right ‘mindset’ and focusing on the tour has motivated the Diversity member to get fit

In his ‘before’ snap, Jordan was all smiles as he posed at his fullest figure in a maroon shirt and cargo pants.

The artist showed off a slimmer build in the ‘after’ shot, wearing a graphic print black hoodie and cargo pants.

He wrote the post: ‘I’m still amazed when I see this. Much less dancing, no diet structure, and lack of motivation had me as I was in the first photo!

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Support: Fellow Diversity student Perri Kiely wrote: 'My brother.'  Sam Craske, who is also in the dance group, shared a heart and fist bump emoji.

Support: Fellow Diversity student Perri Kiely wrote: ‘My brother.’ Sam Craske, who is also in the dance group, shared a heart and fist bump emoji.

‘But having the right mindset and having an approach that was preparing for the tour has got me where I am now.

“It’s random, I know, but I thought I’d share it because looking at those photos side by side surprised me.”

The photos drew an outpouring of support in the comments.

Again?  Diversity hope to return to the Britain's Got Talent stage this year (Jordan and Ashley Banjo pictured in 2018)

Again? Diversity hope to return to the Britain’s Got Talent stage this year (Jordan and Ashley Banjo pictured in 2018)

Fellow Diversity student Perri Kiely wrote, “My brother.” Sam Craske, who is also part of the dance group, shared a heart and fist bump emoji.

Actor and footballer Jake Quickenden also offered his support, commenting, “Good bro.”

Boxer Sunny Edwards added: “I bet you were doing a lot of bench work.”

Divisive: The group's choreography, inspired by the protests following the death of George Floyd in May 2020, angered some viewers (Diversity in 2020 photo)

Divisive: The group’s choreography, inspired by the protests following the death of George Floyd in May 2020, angered some viewers (Diversity in 2020 photo)

Earlier this month, it was reported that Diversity is hoping to return to the Britain’s Got Talent stage this year for the first time since Ofcom received nearly 25,000 complaints over its Black Lives Matter (BLM) dance routine during the 2020 finale of the show.

The group’s choreography, inspired by the protests that followed the death of George Floyd in May that year, angered some viewers who thought the ITV show was being used to further a cause rather than showcase talent.

But the group would love to appear again in the current series finale next month, with Jordan saying Sun: ‘We certainly hope to perform at BGT again this year.

Referring to his brother Ashley Banjo, 33, Jordan continued, “I don’t know how we can top last time, but Ash always has some crazy ideas, he always pushes us, and he always comes up with something special, so watch this space.” ‘

MailOnline contacted Britain’s Got Talent and a Diversity representative for comment at the time.

Diversity rose to fame when they triumphed on ITV’s talent competition in 2009, beating out Susan Boyle, who finished second.

His polarizing performance during the 2020 finale drew complaints in the weeks after it aired.

The routine, which chronicled the senseless death of black man George Floyd below the knee of a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in May of that year, divided fans after it aired during the show live on September.

The negative response made it the second most complained-about TV moment at the time, right behind Roxanne Pallett’s notorious appearance on Celebrity Big Brother in 2018, with a record 25,237 objections.

ITV bosses backed Diversity company leader Ashley after the performance sparked a heated response.

Britain’s Got Talent continues on ITV1 on Saturday at 8pm

Controversial: Some viewers claimed the ITV show was being used to further a cause rather than showcase talent (Ashley Banjo pictured during presentation in 2020)

Controversial: Some viewers claimed the ITV show was being used to further a cause rather than showcase talent (Ashley Banjo pictured during presentation in 2020)

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