Ashley Banjo's cockroach phobia

Diversity star Ashley Banjo has revealed he has a phobia of cockroaches, but he put his fear to one side to take part in the Christmas special of horror-reality show 'Release the Hounds'

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This article is from 2014.

Ashley Banjo, Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely

Ashley Banjo (right), Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely

Ashley Banjo has a phobia of cockroaches

The Diversity dancer is set to appear in the celebrity Christmas special of ITV's horror-reality show 'Release the Hounds' and he was only too happy to his fear to one side to raise money for charity on the programme.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I think there's only one thing that I'm afraid of - I don't really like cockroaches. I don't really like being in the dark, I don't like being chased by screaming, crazy dogs.

"None of these things are enjoyable, but you put yourself through it ... I'm just pleased that we were raising money for charity."

The 26-year-old star - who appeared on the dog-chasing show alongside fellow Diversity members Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely - had no idea what to expect when he agreed to film 'Release the Hounds' but insists he would much rather appear on the programme than 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'.

He added: "I knew it was going to be for charity, whereas with 'I'm a Celebrity' is a paid job that's only for your own benefit.

"So this wasn't going to be for me, but for the people who you're actually helping.

"I've seen how kids have had their wings clipped through bullying and bad home lives, and a lack of support

"I wanted to help charities that encourage kids to grow up and give them a good experience."

Catch 'Release The Hounds: Jingle Hell' tonight (18.12.14) at 9pm on ITV2.

This article is from 2014.

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