Ashley Roberts is the ninth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2018

Bring on the sequins, glitz and glamour!Ashley Roberts
Date: 17.08.2018     Last updated: 17.08.2018 at 08.41
Ashley Roberts is the ninth celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 16th series of the NTA and Bafta award-winning entertainment show produced by BBC Studios will return in the autumn on BBC One putting the sparkle back into Saturday and Sunday nights.

Ashley said: “I am beyond excited and grateful to be part of the Strictly family! I’m going to put my heart and soul into this new adventure and can’t wait to have fun with the team! Bring on the sequins, glitz and glamour!”

Ashley Roberts is a skilled presenter, musician and actress best known for being a member of one of the biggest girl groups in the world - The Pussycat Dolls. During her seven years in The Pussycat Dolls the group sold over 54 million records worldwide and won multiple music awards. Since leaving the group in 2010, Ashley has had a successful broadcast career, with credits that include regular appearances on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV), judging on Dancing On Ice (ITV) and Let It Shine (BBC One), starring roles in Keith Lemon’s comedy series Coming In America (ITV2) and The Sketch Show (ITV2) and appearances on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! (ITV) and The Jump (Channel 4).

The news was revealed this morning on BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show.

The remaining celebrity contestants joining the new series will be announced in due course.