Ashley Roberts named Dancing on Ice judge

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 December 2012
Ashley Roberts

Ashley Roberts

Former Pussycat Dolls star Ashley Roberts has landed as role as judge on 'Dancing On Ice' after impressing ITV bosses on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'

Ashley Roberts has landed a judging role on 'Dancing On Ice'.

The former Pussycat Dolls star impressed ITV bosses with her stint in the jungle on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' so much they have recruited her for the reality show, where contestants are mentored by skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

Ashley said: "I'm beyond excited. We have some fantastic names lined up for next year, and to work alongside Torvill and Dean is such an honour. They're absolute legends."

Show bosses said Ashley was chosen for the role because of her "dance and performance expertise" although she's had no formal experience of ice skating.

The 31-year-old star will sit alongside panel head Robin Cousins and returning judges Jason Gardiner and Karen Barber.

Sparks are sure to fly between Jason, 41, and Karen, 51, who fell out on the show shortly before she moved from judging to coaching contestants.

At one point Jason told her: "If your opinion still mattered you'd be on the panel."

Stars lined up to take part in this series include ex-Labour MP Oona King, rugby star Gareth Thomas, Olympians Beth Tweddle and Luke Campbell, former reality TV star Lauren Goodger, comedian Joe Pasquale, TV hosts Keith Chegwin and Anthea Turner, ex-soap stars Matt Lapinskas and Samia Ghadie, model and TV star Pamela Anderson and 'The X Factor' 2005 winner Shayne Ward.

'Dancing On Ice' returns to ITV on January 6.

The Pussycat Dolls

Ex-burlesque troupe-turned-nouveau Spice Girls.

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