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 and dance ensemble The Pussycat Dolls. She departed from the band in February 2010, in order to pursue a solo singing and acting career but also, due to the overemphasis on the band's main singer, Nicole Scherzinger.
Shortly after Wyatt announced her departure from the group, Roberts followed suit. On February 27, 2010, in a letter to her fans, she made the following announcement on her website:
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, Roberts announced that she would work on a number of different projects. She worked on her acting, and was a host on Maxim Does Spring Break on E!. Roberts 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 "Into the Wild" which aired on November 5, where she played a stripper. Apart from her acting projects, Roberts has launched her first line of lingerie designed for the beach in Sydney, Australia.
2010–present: I'm a Celebrity..., Dancing on Ice, Saturday Night Takeaway and Butterfly Effect
Roberts announced that she was in the studio recording songs for her first solo album. In 2010, Roberts released her first solo song, a cover of "A Summer Place" and was released on iTunes on September 28. Roberts also made an appearance in ex-bandmate Wyatt's music video for the single, "Stars in Your Eyes". On June 14, 2012, she made a cameo appearance in Bobby Newberry's music video for his debut single "Dirrty Up", with ex-bandmate Melody Thornton. On October 10, 2012, Roberts released a preview of a cover version of Bobby Newberry's "All In A Day", 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 "Yesterday" and would be released that week.
Roberts at the Tacoma Dome
On 7 November 2012, it was confirmed that Roberts would compete in the twelfth series of the British reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, airing on ITV finishing as runner-up to Charlie Brooks, in one of the closest ever reality show finales where she received 49.44% against 50.56% of the final vote. Despite not winning, she proved to be a popular public figure during her time on the show.
Later in 2013, it was reported that Roberts had begun a relationship with Welsh TV presenter Matt Johnson. However, a Reveal article stated that Roberts "insists she is still single".
On 31 March 2014, Roberts announced that "Clockwork" was her new single which will be released on May 25, 2014. A second single and debut solo album are to follow in late summer to be recorded at Metropolis in Chiswick, London.
In June 2014, Roberts announced her debut album, entitled Butterfly Effect, to be released September 1, 2014. preceded by new single "Woman Up".