Ashley Banjo will be forced to take drastic action if his wife goes into labour during Dancing On Ice.
The Diversity star has already geared up some possible replacements if Francesca Abbott is ready to give birth in the middle of a live show.
Ashley doesn’t want to miss the birth of their first child – so has his Diversity pals on standby to take the judges’ hot seat.
He confessed: "I’ll have to get Perri in. Perri or Jordan to sit there. On standby!"
Ashley spoke about the "tough" journey the couple had been on trying to conceive baby Banjo.
Ashley will make a quick exit if his wife goes into labour during Dancing On Ice
Ashley Banjo and his wife Francesca are expecting their first child
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The dancer admitted his excitement levels were at an all time high ahead of the birth of their daughter.
The dancer said: "There’s no number. Honestly, it’s already quite surreal for me to think there’s a little baby Banjo on the way, little girl."
Speaking of being on the Dancing on Ice panel, he said: “I’m loving it. Great show, it’s a classic.”
And of early favourites he said: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a week one like James Jordan. I can’t believe what he did week one – Jason [Gardiner] gave him an 8! What does that tell you?
“He’s set his bar extremely high! He works so hard, I know he does, so good on him.”
Ashley is fronting a new dating show
The Dancing On Ice judge also discussed his brand new Channel 4 dating show – Flirty Dancing.
Ashley and the team work separately with two singletons, who meet for the first time when they dance together.
They are not allowed to speak while they perform the routine, then they must decide if they want a proper date.
Ashley said: "It gets even more awkward as they decide if they want to turn up."
*Lorraine airs weekdays on ITV at 8.30am
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