Strictly Come Dancing is back! The BBC has revealed that Ashley Roberts will be stepping out on the dancefloor this year – we get to know her a little better.
Revealed as a Strictly contestant: Ashley Roberts was announced as one of the contestants for Strictly 2018 during Chris Evans’ breakfast show on BBC Radio 2, on Friday, August 17.
Occupation: Singer, dancer and TV presenter
🎵 When I grow up I wanna be famous, I wanna be a star, I wanna be on #Strictly 🎵 - what Ashley Roberts was (probably) singing before joining our 2018 line-up, right @ImAshleyRoberts? 😉https://t.co/wWTO1H0ytY pic.twitter.com/ZHvS5TVWB7— BBC Strictly✨ (@bbcstrictly) August 17, 2018
Best known for: Ashley shot to fame as one of The Pussycat Dolls, a dance group that went on to release music and which featured Nicole Scherzinger.
Her hit singles with the group included Don’t Cha, Buttons, When I Grow Up, and Jai Ho!, before she left to pursue a solo career in 2010.
Since then, Ashley has become a huge star in the UK by taking part in reality series I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and The Jump.
Ashley also judged two series of Dancing on Ice and spent three years co-presenting Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
She said: “Daisy Lowe loved it, Flacky [Caroline Flack] said it was one of her favourite projects, Pixie [Lott] and Laura [Whitmore] loved it! So I’m excited to dive into my own experience.”
Strictly partner: Pasha Kovalev
Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One in September.
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