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Friday 13th December 2019

Ashley Banjo pretends to DROP baby daughter in April Fools' prank on friends

Terry Smith from Diversity looked like he was about to vomit

Ashley Banjo almost gave his friends heart attacks today with an absolutely brutal April Fools' gag.

The TV dancer, 30, decided to test his friends and see how much they care for his baby daughter, Rose, by tricking them into thinking he'd dropped the five-week-old.

Read more: Ashley Banjo melts hearts as he dances with baby daughter

In a video of the prank posted on Instagram, Ashley was seen gleefully planning the joke alongside his seemingly reluctant wife, Francesca, and pulling it off in front of his shocked friends.

He captioned the clip: "Do my friends care about my baby? Well, let's find out on this sunny April Fools' day shall we. Sorry @francescabanjo it had to be done and Rose, remember, daddy loves you."

The video showed Ashley practising walking with the carry cot in hand and then stumbling forward, the thankfully-empty cot crashing to the floor.

He practised the prank in front of his disapproving wife (Credit: @ashleybanjogram Instagram)

He then approaches his unsuspecting pals, greeting them and then tripping over as planned.

Ashley's mates gasped as they rushed forward to help. The star immediately burst out laughing and one of his relieved friends - Diversity member Terry Smith - puts a hand to his chest and sighs with relief.

His pals were shocked (Credit: @ashleybanjogram Instagram)

The Dancing On Ice judge's fans rushed to congratulate him on a prank well done.

One commented: "Actually thought the white guy in the black top was going to vomit..."

Someone else replied: "He looked like he was about to have a heart attack."

Actually thought the white guy in the black top was going to vomit.

A third simply wrote: "Savage!"

Another said: "You almost put @terrydsmith_ into an early grave doing that."

And fellow Diversity star Perri Kiely commented on the video with a string of laughing-crying emojis.

It had them in stitches (Credit: @ashleybanjogram Instagram)

Earlier this week, Ashley revealed his daughter takes after him in an adorable snap posted on Instagram.

It showed baby Rose sleeping peacefully in Ashley's lap while he sat back and relaxed after apparently tackling a big plate of pasta.

He told his followers: "She defo takes after me in the food department."

Ashley and his baby daughter, Rose (Credit: @ashleybanjogram Instagram)

Read more: Ashley Banjo wins praise from fans with breastfeeding photo

Ashley has been busy chronicling his daughter's first experiences on social media, using the hashtag #RosieDiaries for many of the updates.

Just recently, he posted two pics of him and his wife looking like proud, happy parents, with Francesca holding Rose who gazed lovingly up at her dad.

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