Jordan Banjo reveals his struggle to ask for help in losing weight after shedding 10 stone 

Jordan Banjo has revealed asking for help to lose weight was ‘the hardest thing’ he has ever had to do. 

The Diversity star, 28, was overweight as a child and lost an incredible 10 stone with the help of his brother Ashley, 32. 

Speaking on Channel 4’s Lose Weight Like Me, Ashley told how he knows what the contestants on the show are going through as he has ‘been in their shoes’. 

Honest: Jordan Banjo has revealed asking for help to lose weight was 'the hardest thing' he has ever had to do

Honest: Jordan Banjo has revealed asking for help to lose weight was 'the hardest thing' he has ever had to do

Honest: Jordan Banjo has revealed asking for help to lose weight was ‘the hardest thing’ he has ever had to do

He said: ‘It’s only now seeing people at the start of their own journey as well. Realising I lost, pretty much 10 stone I lost. 

‘It’s making me realise how they feel. I’ve been in their shoes, I know what they’re going through. Like our heroes do, they know exactly where they’re trying to get.’

‘It’s not an easy road, to have the confidence to come forward and say, I need help, I need to change something. I would say, genuinely, the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.’

Speaking to This Morning’s Dr Sara Kayat, Jordan told how he started gaining weight at a young age and knew he would have to make a change.

Memories: The Diversity star, 28, (far left) was overweight as a child and lost an incredible 10 stone with the help of his brother Ashley, 32 (far right)

Memories: The Diversity star, 28, (far left) was overweight as a child and lost an incredible 10 stone with the help of his brother Ashley, 32 (far right)

Memories: The Diversity star, 28, (far left) was overweight as a child and lost an incredible 10 stone with the help of his brother Ashley, 32 (far right)

He said: ‘I remember being really young when I started gaining weight. Even at a young age I knew deep down that there was something wrong.’

Lose Weight Like Me sees two people who want to overhaul their lifestyle as they seek advice from four ‘health heroes’, who have lost more than 200lbs through exercise and diet.

Hiding behind old pictures of what they looked like before their weight loss, the guests will only get to meet the ‘health heroes’ if they pick them as a mentor.

Once selected, the duo will work together to follow their exercise and diet plan alongside a leading dietician.

Chat: Speaking on Channel 4's Lose Weight Like Me, Ashley told how he knows what the contestants on the show are going through as he has 'been in their shoes'

Chat: Speaking on Channel 4's Lose Weight Like Me, Ashley told how he knows what the contestants on the show are going through as he has 'been in their shoes'

Chat: Speaking on Channel 4’s Lose Weight Like Me, Ashley told how he knows what the contestants on the show are going through as he has ‘been in their shoes’

Show: Speaking to This Morning's Dr Sara Kayat, Jordan told how he started gaining weight at a young age and knew he would have to make a change. to get healthy

Show: Speaking to This Morning's Dr Sara Kayat, Jordan told how he started gaining weight at a young age and knew he would have to make a change. to get healthy

Show: Speaking to This Morning’s Dr Sara Kayat, Jordan told how he started gaining weight at a young age and knew he would have to make a change. to get healthy

After eight weeks, the two contributors will show off their results to Jordan and Dr Sara. 

It comes after Jordan said his brother Ashley ‘saved my life at both ends of the scale’, as he fluctuated between 12 and 22 stone from 2009.

The dancer shared: ‘I turned to Ash because I knew I was either going to have to do something about my weight or things were going to get way, way worse.’

The KISS FM presenter was ordered to lose weight by doctors as they declared him morbidly obese at the tender age of 13. 

Family: Jordan said his brother Ashley 'saved my life at both ends of the scale', as he fluctuated between 12 and 22 stone from 2009 (pictured in 2016)

Family: Jordan said his brother Ashley 'saved my life at both ends of the scale', as he fluctuated between 12 and 22 stone from 2009 (pictured in 2016)

Family: Jordan said his brother Ashley ‘saved my life at both ends of the scale’, as he fluctuated between 12 and 22 stone from 2009 (pictured in 2016)

Just before he turned 18, the TV and radio star reached out for help from the choreographer after years of struggling to follow a healthy diet.

The TV star told The Mirror: ‘It’s no secret that I struggled with my weight. Ash was brilliant. He helped me rethink my diet and put together a workout routine. The weight came off pretty quickly.’

After losing nearly half of his body weight following his Britain’s Got Talent win in 2009, Jordan was still determined to shed more pounds, admitting he’d only eat a bowl of cereal and chicken breast each day.

Doting: 'I turned to Ash because I knew I was either going to have to do something about my weight or things were going to get way, way worse', the dancer shared

Doting: 'I turned to Ash because I knew I was either going to have to do something about my weight or things were going to get way, way worse', the dancer shared

Doting: ‘I turned to Ash because I knew I was either going to have to do something about my weight or things were going to get way, way worse’, the dancer shared

Before: The KISS FM presenter was ordered to lose weight by doctors as they declared him morbidly obese at the tender age of 13 (pictured in 2009)

Before: The KISS FM presenter was ordered to lose weight by doctors as they declared him morbidly obese at the tender age of 13 (pictured in 2009)

Now: Jordan pictured last year

Now: Jordan pictured last year

Differences: The KISS FM presenter was ordered to lose weight by doctors as they declared him morbidly obese at the tender age of 13 (pictured left in 2009, right in 2020)

The Greatest Dancer host recalled: ‘Ash had set me on a good path but he’s super busy, so he’d left me to get on with it on my own. I had to work hard to try and maintain it. But all I could think about was losing more weight, and it got out of control.’

The father-of-two, who currently weighs 17 stone, said his turning point came when he returned to the stage for a Christmas performance, but no one in the audience recognised him.

Jordan added: ‘It took a lot for me to ask for help that first time, but he had my back – and he had it again when I’d got out of control. Ash saved my life at both ends of the scale – literally.’

'I got out of control': After losing nearly half of his body weight, he was still determined to shed the pounds, admitting he'd only eat cereal and chicken breast each day (pictured in 2018)

'I got out of control': After losing nearly half of his body weight, he was still determined to shed the pounds, admitting he'd only eat cereal and chicken breast each day (pictured in 2018)

‘I got out of control’: After losing nearly half of his body weight, he was still determined to shed the pounds, admitting he’d only eat cereal and chicken breast each day (pictured in 2018) 

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