Diversity dancer from Britain's Got Talent is killed in a car crash in Canada 5 years ago

Diversity dancer from Britain's Got Talent is killed in a car crash in Canada

A member of the popular dance group, Diversity, has been killed in a car crash,

Robert Anker died in the collision in Canada on Thursday.

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He moved to North America last year to marry his then-fiancée.

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Robert was 27 and was from Essex.

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He won Britain's Got Talent in 2009 as part of the dance-troupe, Diversity.

Furthermore, he appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor and Take Me Out as well as in music videos alongside singers Jessie J, Paloma Faith and Peter Andre.

Robert had also starred in the West End show, Thriller. More recently, he had flown to Cape Town to be involved in the latest Bring It On film.

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His cousin, Rochelle Hanson, has now set-up a Just Giving page in his memory.

Abi Owens, the agent who represented Robert, on Friday evening said: "It is an absolute tragedy to hear the passing of Rob Anker, he was an extraordinarily talented and gifted dancer.

"He will be extremely missed. My prayers are with his wife and family during this time."

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He married Cyndi - who hails from Canada - last October.