Jordan Banjo suffering sleepless nights with newborn Cassius

Diversity star became a first-time dad at the start of May

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Jordan Banjo has joked newborn son Cassius lured him into a false sense of security with his sleeping habits!

The Diversity and Dancing On Ice star welcomed his first child, Cassius Ashley Banjo, with girlfriend Naomi Courts on Monday, May 7.

Appearing on ITV’s Lorraine, he called the little boy a dream – but admitted he was suffering sleepless nights!

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Jordan became a dad on May 7 (Credit: Instagram @jordbanjo)

It wasn’t always like that, however…

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Jordan, 25, told Lorraine Kelly: “I was getting so much sleep in the first week, he was an absolute dream the first week and lured me into a false sense of security!

“Then he started to scream every second he could!”

Jordan added: “But we’re getting there and he’s gorgeous. I love him so much.”

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Jordan described his little boy as “gorgeous” (Credit: Instagram @naomiella21)

The star confirmed Cassius’ middle name is in honour of his older brother and Diversity co-star Ashley Banjo, 29, who is already planning the baby’s dancing future!

Jordan described Ashley as a “wicked” uncle, adding: “He’s already saying how he wants him in Diversity so I’ll have to train him up pretty quick!”

The tot’s already been to his first Diversity rehearsal!

Last week, Jordan shared a photo to Instagram showing him holding Cassius while standing with Ashley in a dance studio.

He captioned it: “Little man’s first rehearsal day with Daddy & Uncle… someone say newest member of Diversity?”

Ashley previously said he was chuffed that he’d been included in Cassius’ name.

Alongside a photo of him cuddling Cassius, he wrote: “Well, what can I say little man… You’ve definitely gone one better than me on the name front 😄 I’m honoured that your mum and dad decided to include me in naming you.

“I will always do my best to look after you, your mum and your dad. I can’t wait to be a part of showing you the world 🌍!”

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Ashley shared a cute pic showing him cuddling nephew Cassius (Credit: Instagram @ashleybanjogram)

Ashley then joked: “Now hurry up and grow… There are routines to learn, plenty of food to eat and if Jordan has anything to do with it – grandmas to prank 😂🙌🏽😃 Love ya Cass 👊🏽.”

He added hashtags including “new baby”, “blessed”, “family” and “next chapter in life”.

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