Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts ‘joins Strictly Come Dancing 2018 line up’

Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts has reportedly joined the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 line up.


Ashley rose to fame in American girl group the Pussycat Dolls in the 00s.

She’s since taken part in reality shows including I’m A Celebrity and was also a judge on Dancing On Ice.

“Ashley was a no brainer for the bookers. She’s sexy and sassy and has a bit about her,” a source said this evening.

They told The Sun newspaper: “She has danced previously but there’s a difference between dancing in a girl band and doing ballroom.

“She definitely has rhythm but sometimes having prior dancing experience can be a hindrance as you have bad habits. But she will definitely look great in the sequins and is a solid signing.”

Ashley isn’t the only popstar signed up for this year’s series.


One piece of hit 1990s group Steps, Faye Tozer has also been linked to the cast.

But her CV – which includes stints in West End shows – has already led to complaints about her ‘professional training’.

A source told The Sun: “Everyone expects her to be a strong contender but it will raise more questions over whether it’s fair for someone who has danced professionally to be up against people with no experience.”

The pair are expected to join Capital FM radio DJ and TV presenter Vick Hope on this year’s line up.

A spokesperson for the BBC commented on the reports: “We don’t comment on speculation and the full line-up is coming soon.”

It’s expected the first celebrity will be officially unveiled on Monday.

For now, other rumoured names Strictly Come Dancing bosses could sign this year include TV personality Anneka Rice, football pundit Chris Kamara and Radio DJ Maya Jama.


Hollyoaks star turned Oscar winner Rachel Shenton and The Chase’s Mark Labbett have also been tipped to take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2018, alongside former England footballer David James and X Factor star turned TV host Rylan Clark-Neal.

Strictly Come Dancing begins on BBC One in September.