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Sunday 26th May 2019

Ashley Banjo reveals Flirty Dancing is back for a second series

Romance with rhythm!

Ashley Banjo has just shared some very thrilling news for old romantics and game singletons among us.

The Diversity star has revealed that he will be heading back to TV with his favourite show.

Ashley's playing Cupid again (Credit: Splash)

He told his followers: "I am so excited to finally announce that FLIRTY DANCING is coming back for SERIES 2 on @channel4 with at the new and earlier time of 8pm.

"It was one of my favourite shows to make ever and I can't wait to hopefully make some more successful matches!

"Remember... No talking, just dancing with someone you've never met, in a romantic and cinematic setting the very first time you see them..."

I want to bring a bit of old-fashioned romance back to dating – the magic that can be created without a word being spoken.

I am so excited to finally announce that FLIRTY DANCING is coming back for SERIES 2 on @channel4 with @wearesecondstar at the new and earlier time of 8pm! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 It was one of my favourite shows to make ever and I can't wait to hopefully make some more successful matches! Remember... No talking - just dancing with someone you've never met in a romantic and cinematic setting the very first time you see them... Apply now 😏 https://www.channel4.com/4viewers/take-part/flirty-dancing @flirty_dancing #flirtydancing #series2 #takepart #findlove

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The first series of Flirty Dancing aired earlier this year, giving viewers a warm and fuzzy glow through the winter months with its feel-good format.

Channel 4's aim was to bring some "old-fashioned romance" back into dating with a dance show.

And self-confessed romantic - and pro dancer - Ashley was the perfect choice to play Cupid for the broadcaster.

The series saw singletons learn their part in a dance routine separately... and then the first time they met their partner was to perform the number.

Launching the show, Ashley spoke of how dance exposes your true self.

Singletons connect through dance (Credit: Channel 4)

"Back in the good old days, three-quarters of people met their partners on a dancefloor," he said.

"I met my wife dancing. We really connected and got to know each other in dance class.

"There was a chemistry that I don’t think would have been created sitting across from each other at a table and just talking.

"I want to bring a bit of old-fashioned romance back to dating – the magic that can be created without a word being spoken."

He certainly managed to do that! Keep your eyes peeled on Ashley's social pages to apply if you are lacking romance in your life!

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