Published On: Thu, Sep 13th, 2018

Ashley Roberts takes a break from Strictly rehearsals

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She’s busy working hard all training for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

And Ashley Roberts was taking a break from her ballroom schooling to attend the Cartoon Network 25th Birthday celebration at the Steelyard in London on Thursday evening.

The former Pussycat Dolls star, 36, was looking glamorous in a bright pink shirt and wide-legged trousers.

Taking a break: Ashley Roberts was taking a break from her ballroom schooling to attend the Cartoon Network 25th Birthday celebration at the Steelyard in London on Thursday evening

Taking a break: Ashley Roberts was taking a break from her ballroom schooling to attend the Cartoon Network 25th Birthday celebration at the Steelyard in London on Thursday evening

Taking a break: Ashley Roberts was taking a break from her ballroom schooling to attend the Cartoon Network 25th Birthday celebration at the Steelyard in London on Thursday evening

Ashley turned heads in the eye-catching satin number, daring to be different in the bold attire.

She teamed the top with smart tweed trousers, cinching in the look at the waist.

The American star was joined by comedian Joel Dommett as she larked about in a ball pit at the party, letting loose in the midst of her rigorous training.

Letting loose: The American star was joined by comedian Joel Dommett as she larked about in a ball pit at the party

Letting loose: The American star was joined by comedian Joel Dommett as she larked about in a ball pit at the party

Letting loose: The American star was joined by comedian Joel Dommett as she larked about in a ball pit at the party

Pretty in pink: The former Pussycat Dolls star, 36, was looking glamorous in a bright pink shirt and wide-legged trousers

Pretty in pink: The former Pussycat Dolls star, 36, was looking glamorous in a bright pink shirt and wide-legged trousers

Pretty in pink: The former Pussycat Dolls star, 36, was looking glamorous in a bright pink shirt and wide-legged trousers

Despite some fans insisting Ashley will have an unfair advantage on this year’s Strictly thanks to her dance history, the feisty blonde is insistent she’s on a level playing field.

Ashley is one of 15 celebs to sign up to the 16th series of the BBC prime time favourite, joining the likes of stand up comedian Seann Walsh, YouTuber Joe Sugg and model and author Katie Piper.

The US singer turned TV personality told MailOnline at the launch of Strictly this month that she feels the weight of expectation on her as she prepares to hit the dance floor for the first time – but her old moves are very different to those she will be taught.

Stepping out: Camilla Kerslake (left) and her fiance Chris Robshaw (right) were in attendance at the event

Stepping out: Camilla Kerslake (left) and her fiance Chris Robshaw (right) were in attendance at the event

Stepping out: Camilla Kerslake (left) and her fiance Chris Robshaw (right) were in attendance at the event

Stepping out: Camilla Kerslake (left) and her fiance Chris Robshaw (right) were in attendance at the event

Stepping out: Camilla Kerslake (left) and her fiance Chris Robshaw (right) were in attendance at the event 

Stunning in silver: Pips Taylor was rocking a ladylike look in a frilly dress and sparkling heels 

Stunning in silver: Pips Taylor was rocking a ladylike look in a frilly dress and sparkling heels 

Stunning in silver: Pips Taylor was rocking a ladylike look in a frilly dress and sparkling heels 

‘There’s a bit of pressure but the little booty smacks and booty popping I don’t think are allowed in the Latin / Ballroom world,’ she insists.

‘I’m nervous to learn everything. It’s just so foreign to what my body has done. I do have rhythm so it might be a little bit easier for me to possibly pick up a step.’

‘But it is still a new skill that I do not know, that I am going to have to learn, that I really passionately want to learn and get in there and hopefully do alright.’

Ashley soared to fame in the modern Burlesque group and dance troupe Pussycat Dolls. She left the group in 2010 and became a judge on ITV series Dancing On Ice.

The star has admitted that while she could pick up the Latin moves quickly, she’s most nervous about learning the ballroom dances.

Smart: Classical singer Camilla donned a pair of pinstripe trousers and a cream top 

Smart: Classical singer Camilla donned a pair of pinstripe trousers and a cream top 

Smart: Classical singer Camilla donned a pair of pinstripe trousers and a cream top 

Joking around: I'm A Celebrity star Joel was in his element as he larked about 

Joking around: I'm A Celebrity star Joel was in his element as he larked about 

Joking around: I’m A Celebrity star Joel was in his element as he larked about 

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