Diversity's Ashley Banjo marries Francesca Abbott in romantic ceremony

Published Sunday, Jul 5 2015, 10:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Diversity's Ashley Banjo has married his long-term girlfriend Francesca Abbot in a romantic ceremony this weekend.

The dancer made a very handsome groom as he wed his girlfriend of six years in front of family, friends and the members of Diversity (Saturday 4 July).

Ashley Banjo marries dancer Francesca Abbott, 4 July 2015

© Facebook / Diversity

In a light summer suit with pink tie, Ashley had every right to look pleased with himself!

Francesca, a solicitor and dancer, looked stunning in a white lace wedding gown with long train.

The happy news was posted on Diversity's official Facebook and Instagram accounts, with the message: "Introducing Mr & Mrs Banjo #‎Congratulations‬‪#‎HappyMarriedLife‬ ‪#‎NewlyWeds‬."

Fans were quick to send messages to the couple, with one saying: "Congratulations Mr and Mrs Banjo. Wishing you both all the happiness for the future xx."

Another said: "Ooh Mrs Banjo's dress is fantastic. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Banjo. Enjoy married life."

Ashley Banjo marries dancer Francesca Abbott, 4 July 2015

© Instagram / diversity_official

The dance troupe also shared a stunning photo from the wedding party, captained: "Amazing! #WeddingFlow #WeddingDinner #MrAndMrsBanjo."

Beautiful flower arrangements are seen hanging inside an ornate church with pretty stained-glass windows. WOW.

After the ceremony, Ashley himself wrote: "The first step into the rest of our lives. The first step into forever... Yesterday I married my soulmate."

Ashley Banjo marries dancer Francesca Abbott, 4 July 2015

© Twitter / @AshleyBanjo

A few days earlier, he'd said: "By the end of the week I'll be a husband! And the next chapter in my life will be open. @FrancescaAbbott how fast did that come around??"

He also said: "Cannot wait for the rest of this year to unfold.. Got a feeling it's going to be special!"

Got To Dance judge Ashley announced his engagement in October after six years of dating.

He and his dance troupe won Britain's Got Talent in 2009, and have been one of the most successful winners to date.

A huge congratulations to Ashley and Francesca!

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