PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle phoned Diversity star Ashley Banjo in the wake the backlash to his Black Lives Matter dance.
The 32-year-old star said he was “disgusted” at the abuse the pair have received in the wake of their Oprah Winfrey interview, saying they were “there for me”.
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Ashley and his Diversity co-stars received criticism after their BLM-themed performance on Britain’s Got Talent last year.
He explained in a Twitter post: “Harry and Meghan told me over the phone they were there for me and they understood more than most…
“I’m forever thankful for that support. Nothing but the highest love and respect for them both. .”
He went on: “The only reason I bring this up now is because they reached out when they really didn’t need to.
“They saw what was happening in this country surrounding BLM and the performance and wanted to offer their support in what was a really tough time for me and my family.
“But after hearing what they had to say last night the conversation made even more sense to me…
“I’ve been so disgusted reading some of the blatant hate, racism and negativity spoken online.
“At least they seem to have found some level of happiness for themselves and their family. As I said in the tweet – nothing but love and respect for them both.”
Diversity’s dance on Britain’s Got Talent was the most complained-about moment of last year, with 25,010 people getting in touch with TV watchdog Ofcom.
ITV defended the performance at the time saying: “ITV stands behind the decision to broadcast Diversity’s performance on BGT.”