PROUD Danielle Banjo has always believed in her two lads – and now she is not alone.

Dance sensation Diversity stormed to victory in ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, and they have picked up millions of fans, including the Prime Minister.

Danielle, 47, manages the group made up of her boys, Ashley, 20, and Jordan, 16, plus nine of their talented and energetic pals from across Essex.

Gordon Brown met the boys on GMTV, and said they were “amazing role models” and a “great example” of diversity in Britain.

Danielle is blown away by the reaction since Saturday’s win.

She firmly believes the world is now at their feet, but insisted mastermind chreographer and group leader Ashley, of London Road, Wickford, still plans to finish his science Masters at the University of Kent.

She said: “I don’t think any reality TV show has been won by a dance group like us. We’d like to set the trend, but just have to take everything as it comes.

“Anything is possible now.

“They’ve stayed true to themselves, and we will do our utmost not to let that change.”

Danielle, a former professional dancer herself, has been married to Ashley’s dad Funso, an ex-heavyweight boxer, for 20 years.

She said: “They want to thank everybody locally who voted for them. They’re totally humbled.

“Obviously, we thought it would be absolutely wonderful to win. But I don’t think anybody dared think they would.

“The level of talent was much higher this year. And there was the situation with Susan Boyle.

“Some of the guys have been with me for 16 years. I’ve seen them grow and develop as dancers. This whole journey has been an emotional roller-coaster.”

As for his groundbreaking choreography, Ashley is modest about his obvious talent.

He said: “I don’t know quite how I get a lot of my ideas. I get inspiration from films, music, anywhere. Work on it, then run it by the guys.”

Ashley was particularly pleased with the entertaining and innovative “buzzer segment”, which playfully mocked the judges during the winning routine.

He said: “I don’t know where that came from. I literally recreated the buzzers using red caps. I thought it would be funny, and I’m glad it went down so well. It got a really good response.”

The boys said their thoughts went out to the runner-up, Scottish singer Susan Boyle, 48, who has been admitted to a clinic suffering from exhaustion.

Heartthrob Ashley, who has a dancer girlfriend called Frankie, said: “We’re a group and we’re a very close group, so we’ve got each other, whereas Susan and the other solo acts are kind of there on their own in the limelight.”

For Jordan, it was back to school for his maths GCSE at St John’s School, in Billericay. He plans to go to SEEVIC college, in Benfleet, in September, to train to be an accountant.

The rest of the group were still recovering from the finale.

As well as winning £100,000, Diversity will perform in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance in December.