Ashley Allyn Roberts (born September 14, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality best known as a former member of the modern burlesque group the Pussycat Dolls. She left the Pussycat Dolls in 2010 to pursue a solo singing and acting career. She joined the judging panel of British reality television competition Dancing on Ice for series eight in January 2013, alongside Robin Cousins, Karen Barber, and Jason Gardiner.
Roberts was born in Phoenix, Arizona and attended Shadow Mountain High School. She is of Welsh descent. began dancing at the age of three and singing at eight. Her father was a drummer who played for The Mamas & the Papas, later becoming an auto dealer. Her mother was a Pilates instructor and they both inspired her to be a part of the entertainment industry. Her hair was brunette during her teenage years, as shown in Aaron Carter's "Oh Aaron" and "Not Too Young, Not Too Old" music video.
Yes, I have left the Pussycat Dolls. I love you all sooo much!!! I am so grateful to have the love and support of all of you. It was an amazing ride and I learned so much! You all mean the world to me and I'm excited to take you all on a new adventure. An adventure full of creativity, inspiration, learning, growing and lots of fun."
On her official blog, she stated that she would work on a number of different projects. She is working on her acting, and she will be a host on Maxim Does Spring Break on E!. She has also shot a pilot for MTV with Aubrey O'Day of Danity Kane, Marques Houston, and singer/songwriter Amanda Ghost. She appeared on 90210 in the episode of "Into the Wild" which aired on Monday 5 November she played a stripper teacher. Apart from her acting projects she has launched her first line of lingerie designed for the beach in Sydney, Australia.
2010–present: Debut solo album and reality television
Roberts announced that she is in the studio and recording songs for her own music. In 2010, Roberts released her first solo song, a cover of "A Summer Place". The song was released on iTunes on September 28. Roberts also made an appearance in ex-bandmate Kimberly Wyatt's music video for the single, "Stars in Your Eyes". On June 14, 2012, she made a cameo appearance in a Bobby Newberry's music video for his debut single "Dirrty Up", alongside ex-bandmate Melody Thornton. On October 10, 2012, Roberts released a preview of a cover version of Bobby Newberry's "All In A Day", which was produced By The Invaders. The full version was released at the end of October. On November 5, 2012, Roberts announced that her first official solo single would be called "Yesterday" and would be released that week.
On November 7, 2012, it was announced that Roberts would compete in the twelfth season of the British reality television show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, airing on the ITV network. She placed runner-up in the series, after being beaten for the title of Queen of the Jungle by fellow campmate Charlie Brooks.