Why Ashley Roberts is the fittest Pussycat Doll

Coronavirus #Asholation: Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts is dancing through lockdown – and wants you to join her

Why Ashley Roberts is the fittest Pussycat Doll

Are you ready? Let's dance… because Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts is on a mission to get fans grooving lockdown slump.

One-fifth of the newly reformed group, the singer and dancer was hugely excited when the band announced their long-awaited comeback at the end of 2019.

But it didn't last long, with the reunion gigs planned having to be pushed back to later this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Image: The Pussycat Dolls announced their comeback at the end of 2019 – but gigs have been pushed back due to coronavirus

So as the UK navigates its way through life in lockdown, Roberts is doing her bit to keep fans – and herself – in good spirits, teaching some of the famous Pussycat Dolls routines on social media.

For every bored celebrity posting toe-curling content during COVID-19 isolation (yes, we're looking at you, Imagine singers) there are stars who really are providing some much-needed cheer.

Roberts is one of them. Her world is #asholation – and followers from all over the planet are taking part, posting their own videos of routines to new single React and other hits.

The star says as a single woman living on her own in a flat in London, she started the tutorials and videos as a way to keep active.

“Being a single lady at home, that's what I was trying to do because being active helps my physical side and also helps my mental health,” she tells Sky News.

“With all the uncertainty that's going on and in the current climate we're existing in, it's really important to check in with the mental health side of things.

“For me, dancing, listening to music, being active, are all things that I do to feel good in my body and soul. So I was , what can I do?”

Roberts turned to Instagram Live, which allows users to stream live straight to fans.

“I saw people popping up on Live and I've never really done Live before,” she says. “But on a Friday night if you're at home… normally I'd be out with my friends or maybe socialising a bit more. I thought, why not throw together a little dance class, get people moving and grooving.

“The intention behind it is just to have some fun, just get your body moving and get active.”

Roberts says her time at home has also allowed her to get to grips with video-sharing site TikTok, which has quickly built up a large and young user base with clips featuring dancing challenges and lip-syncing.

Despite only being 38, it's fair to say she might be considered one of the site's older users.

“I don't want to say I was anti-TikTok, I just didn't understand it,” she laughs. “And with the time on my hands, I was , okay, I'm going to sit down and try to figure this out.

“Well, it's been really fun for me because I get to learn all these fun little dance challenges and entertain myself, and hopefully, you know, people are enjoying it.

“They're either thinking I'm having a great time or I'm on the borderline of going to cuckoo land, I'm not sure.

“It was a weird Tetris game when I first looked at the app. I was , I just don't understand how you do it, how it works.

“But then when you dive into it, it's really… for me at least, being by myself, it keeps my mind stimulated because you're learning something.

“These are just little ways that I'm entertaining myself in the current climate.”

Roberts says she is grateful to still be working, as a presenter for Heart radio, but says she realises there are many people struggling to deal with the pandemic and how quickly life in the UK, across the world, has changed.

“Everybody is being impacted differently through this virus and [some] people are at home with their kids and some of my friends that have children are , I don't have any time on my hands,” she says.

“But for me, it's about making sure I do stuff with my time that stimulates my mind or keeps me moving. I'm just trying to keep myself busy. I've been cooking a lot more than I ever have – I didn't really think I could cook until now.

“With the dance challenges, at first I was , I don't know about this TikTok stuff. And then I saw Justin and Hailey Bieber post the same kind of dance and I was , okay, they're cool. Maybe I'm on to something.

“But seriously, I think it's kind of bringing people together right now. With everything that's going on, that's a good thing.

“These are challenging times but I think there is some good that's coming out, where we really are connecting with ourselves and others in different ways.”

Image: The Pussycat Dolls will now play gigs in October

The Pussycat Dolls dates have been put back to October, meaning fans who have waited 10 years since their split now have to hold on for a little longer.

“I know and we were so excited about doing our tour,” says Roberts. “But under the circumstances, what matters most is everybody being safe and healthy. So we knew that they had to be postponed and we're just grateful that we actually have locked-in dates for October.”

With all this time indoors, there'll be no excuse for not practising enough.

“Yeah, we've got to come back strong now with having such a break,” Roberts says. “I've actually been singing the songs in my flat too, going over it. And then, teaching my little Asholation classes on Fridays, some of the iconic dance routines that people may know from our music videos or if they've seen us on stage.

“I think what's so cool about us reuniting now is that we didn't have social media back then. Now there's such a direct access with fans, you get to see them immediately interacting with what you're doing or what's going on in life.”

Since the Pussycat Dolls's split in 2010, they haven't been able to shake reports of tensions between the then six members – Roberts, Nicole Scherzinger, Kimberly Wyatt, Carmit Bachar, Jessica Sutta and Melody Thornton, who is not joining them for the reunion – with rumours of resentment among some over Scherzinger's leading role.

But the group have dismissed this in interviews since announcing their comeback, and Roberts says they are all friendly and “keeping in touch and checking in with each other” during isolation.

It's a well-worn line for bands who have reformed after years apart, but it seems being older and wiser has done them all good.

“I'm a woman now,” says Roberts. “I know myself more and I'm more present within the experience of getting back together. I kind of just enjoy it a bit more.

“Knowing yourself as a woman, what feels good on my body and celebrating the fact that we are all women and we can be any age and feel sassy and fierce.

“I think it's important for everybody out there, but especially women, that sexiness doesn't have to be about age. Yeah, I'm enjoying a bit of that.”

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When the Dolls revealed their comeback with a performance on X Factor, Ofcom received more than 400 complaints about the risque nature of the dance routine and costumes.

Roberts laughs. “We had not been together in 10 years and we put that show together, that performance, in three or four days. It was something [where] we really wanted to go out there and put our hearts on that floor and just be , 'we're back!', you know, in a big way.

“The brand of Pussycat Dolls has always been standing in your power. And we are up there really dancing and singing. We're not just in costumes that say, 'hey, come look, we're sexy'.

“There's an intention behind it, an intention to stand there powerful and dance and sing and celebrate and hopefully inspire others to feel their sassiness inside.

“You're not going to please everyone. But I think our real fans really, really felt what we were trying to bring.”

The subject of J-Lo and her incredible 50-year-old abs comes up.

“Yes! Fifty years old and looking fierce. I heard something too about Dolly Parton wanting to do Playboy for her 75th birthday. Good old Dolly.”

Maybe Dolly could learn a few Pussycat Dolls moves?

“I don't know if I need to teach her. She's a strong, fierce senorita, paving the way for sure. She already is a Pussycat Doll.”

Want to dance a Pussycat Doll? This week, Ashley is teaching the moves for When I Grow Up live on TikTok at 6pm on Friday. Find her on TikTok and Instagram at @iamashleyroberts

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The VERY mixed fates of the Pussycat Dolls revealed

Why Ashley Roberts is the fittest Pussycat Doll

THEY were the American pop group whose catchy tunes and insane dance routines rocked the charts in the early Noughties.

But the Pussycat Dolls have been rocked with scandal after one former member claimed the band was a front for a “prostitution ring”.

The Pussycat Dolls, from left, Kimberly Wyatt, Melody Thornton, Ashley Roberts, Nicole Scherzinger, J Sutta and Carmit Bachar in 2005Credit: Getty – Contributor Former Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones has claimed the girl group appeared to be just a front for a 'prostitution ring'Credit: Rex Features

Kaya Jones, who was a doll from 2003 to 2005, took to last week to share the shocking claims.

The 33-year-old singer wrote: “My truth. I wasn’t in a girl group. I was in a prostitution ring. Oh & we happened to sing & be famous. While everyone who owned us made the $.”

Kaya claimed she had to “sleep with whoever they say” and said they were “all abused”.

Pussycat Doll founder Robin Antin responded to the claims and told The Blast the allegations were “disgusting, ridiculous lies”.

Kaya took to last week to share the shocking claimsCredit: Kaya was no longer a member of the band by the time they found fameCredit: Getty – Contributor

The Pussycat Dolls, who had No1 singles with Don’t Cha and Stickwitu, as well as six other top 10 hits from their two albums, parted ways in 2009.

But, earlier this month, we revealed the US girl band are set to reunite for a series of shows next year.

Here, we reveal the very mixed fortunes of the pop icons since their hiatus.

Melody Thornton

Melody Thornton has appeared on a number of TV shows since the Pussycat Dolls' hiatusCredit: Rex Features The Pussycat Doll has even tried her hand at modellingCredit:

Melody Thornton wasn't part of the original Pussycat Dolls, who started as a burlesque dance revue in Los Angeles.

However, the band was looking to add some vocal strength and auditioned for new members in 2003. Melody didn't dance for her audition, but she still got the gig.

The 33-year-old left the group in 2010, saying at the time: “I got into the group to sing. That was made very clear to me. But it became more and more apparent what was going on.

“Roles were being minimised and minimised, and then by the time it got on the show, it was very much , ‘Y'all play your part and this is what it is'.”

Melody went on to bag a cameo in Keri Hilson’s music video Slow Dance, as well as releasing her first official single Sweet Vendetta in 2011.

She has popped up on several TV shows, including American reality series Bank of Hollywood, which was produced by Ryan Seacrest.

Melody also competed on ITV’s Popstar To Operastar, where she lost out to X Factor’s Joe McElderry, and Celebrity Island.

Alongside her television appearances, Melody has been working part-time as a model, landing a campaign for Dior in 2014.

She is set to appear on E4's Celebs Go Dating, saying: “I'm just trying to get some regular sex on a regular basis.”

Kimberly Wyatt

Kimberly Wyatt swapped her pop stardom for a career in TVCredit: Getty Images – WireImage

Blonde bombshell Kimberly Wyatt has become a popular face on British TV since her pop star days.

For five series, the 35-year-old put talented performers through their paces on Got To Dance.

The pretty starlet then proved she was a culinary whizz and won the BBC's Celebrity MasterChef series in 2015.

She also took part in The Jump, before her latest venture: All Star Driving School.

The E4 show challenges famous faces to get to grips with driving in just a week.

Earleir this month, Kimberly Wyatt was spotted on the red carpet in LondonCredit: Getty Images – WireImage

Kimberly married English model Max Rogers in February 2014, and the pair have two children together.

Speaking to The Mirror earlier this year, Kimberly said the Pussycat Dolls were constantly forced to worry about their appearance: “I was so conscious of my weight while in Pussycat Dolls.

“Record producers constantly watched us to make sure we weren't putting on weight, and we were made to be anorexic aliens.”

Jessica Sutta

Jessica decided to launch her solo career after the Pussycat Dolls disbandedCredit: Getty Images

In 2010, Jessica left the Pussycat Dolls to embark on her solo career.

The same year, she released her first single I Wanna Be Bad, which was accompanied by a music video directed by Frank E. Flowers.

Sadly, the 35-year-old didn’t win the public over with her tune – it failed to chart anywhere but Slovakia, where it peaked at 65.

Singer Jessica Sutta attends the 2016 MAXIM Hot 100 Party at the Hollywood PalladiumCredit: Getty Images

Luckily, Jessica’s second single Show Me gained a bit more success reaching number 1 in the US Billboard charts for Hot Dance Club Songs.

The redhead has previously opened up about her booze battles, telling Billboard: “I didn’t realise how destructive alcohol was.

“I was confused and broken, and it was I had to kill that part of me and be reborn.”

Ashley Roberts

Ashley Roberts of the Pussycat Dolls backstage in 2003Credit: Getty Images – WireImage

When the Pussycat Dolls first went their separate ways, Ashley Roberts dropped off the showbiz radar.

It wasn't until scooped second place on I'm A Celebrity! Get Me Here in 2012 that the blonde bombshell became a household name in Britain.

Following her success on the ITV reality show, the 36-year-old won a spot on the Dancing On Ice judging panel.

Ashley Roberts in the I'm a Celebrity jungle in 2012Credit: Rex Features

In 2014 she started presenting the Ant vs Dec segment on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, and in February 2015 she joined the second series of The Jump but was eliminated in the second week.

On February 9 2017, Take That star Gary Barlow confirmed he had signed Ashley up as a guest judge on his BBC talent show Let It Shine – she appeared during the semi-final on February 18.

But Ashley's solo singing career failed to flourish as much as her television roles.

In 2014, she released her debut album, Butterfly Effect, which only reached number 159 in the UK album chart.

Carmit Bachar

Carmit Bachar was one of the main vocalists and was famous before joining the Pussycat Dolls.

The 43-year-old had danced on stage with Beyonce and was the Vida Loca girl for Ricky Martin.

Since quitting the band in 2008, Carmit has focused on her music career.

She formed LadyStation in 2011 and released a single called Body In Motion.

Carmit also collaborated with Macy Gray in 2010 in her album, The Sellout.

The redhead, who is mum to daughter Keala Rose, is a passionate campaigner for cleft-palate charities.

She suffered from the condition herself as a child.

Nicole Scherzinger

Talented Nicole was the main member of the Pussycat DollsCredit: Getty Images – FilmMagic

Just in case you hadn’t heard, or seen any Muller Light adverts, Nicole Scherzinger has been a bit of a big deal since the Pussycat Dolls disbanded.

She’s proved herself as a global success, scooping victory on Dancing With The Stars in the US, and joining the judging panel on The X Factor UK.

Her singing career has continued to blossom, as she reached No.1 in the UK charts for her song Don’t Hold Your Breath.

If singing, dancing and judging weren’t enough talents to feature on her repertoire, Nicole has also turned her hand to acting.

The gorgeous singer has successfully landed judging jobs and brand dealsCredit: Splash News

The 39-year-old star was nominated for an Olivier Award after playing Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s revival of Cats on the West End stage.

She’s also set to feature in ABC’s upcoming adaptation of Dirty Dancing, where she’s bagged the role of Penny Johnson.

According to Spear's, Nicole is believed to be worth a reported £5.5million.

Her endorsements include Herbal Essences, Missguided, British Airways and Proactive.

In August, she opened up about her bulimia battle, telling Cosmopolitan: “When I got The Pussycat Dolls, it really amplified [my eating disorder] because it had so much to do with showing your body off.”

She adds: “It was very imprisoning and it stole all of my happiness, confidence and memories.

“A big part of that was during The Pussycat Dolls.”

Nicole admitted that she first began battling with her weight when she was just 14 years old.

She added: “I'm more accepting of my body now. You should embrace and accept yourself more. Don't be so hard on yourself, and love your curves.”

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The Pussycat Dolls Prove Their Reunion Was Worth The Wait With

Why Ashley Roberts is the fittest Pussycat Doll

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Loosen up those buttons: The Pussycat Dolls are back!

On Friday, the beloved girl band featuring Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta, made their reunion official with the release of their new song “React” and its steamy music video. Marking their first single in over ten years after announcing their hiatus in 2010, the ladies picked up right where they left off with the infectious dance anthem.

In the video, the Pussycat Dolls looked fierce in their matching black ensembles showing fans that they still have an affinity for coordinating their outfits.

With Nicole standing in the center of her fellow bandmates, she kicked things off by singing the first verse.

After a series of cheeky photo booth poses and a racy solo shot of Nicole immersed in a pool, the girls launched into the song's catchy chorus.

“Every time I leave, you pull me closer,” Nicole sings. “I hang up the phone, you call me back / Why don't you mess me ‘round you're supposed to? You're turning me cruel cause I'm just wanting you to react.”

And of course, it wouldn't be a Pussycat Dolls music video without some epic dance numbers. Showing off their moves, the girls performed a number jaw-dropping numbers throughout the video, including a seductive number in a room filled with fire and some impressive chair choreography. 

This fiery scene definitely gave us major “Buttons” music video flashbacks, where the girls also turned up the heat with some flames—only this time, the fire was CGI and filled the floor as they performed the finale. Clearly fans of props, the “Buttons” music video also included a memorable chair dance as well. 

“Buttons” and the music videos that came before it, “React” delivered. But, as loyal PCD fans know, this wasn't the first time that the group had performed the banger.

To announce their reunion, the girls stole the show during The X-Factor: Celebrity finale back in November 2019 with a medley of their hit songs. After taking viewers on a walk towards memory lane with their nostalgic catalog of songs, they treated then to a snippet of “React” and even revealed that they'll be going on tour in April 2020.

Excited to be back on stage with her girls, Nicole told the crowd, “We just wanna say we love you… and we're back baby.”

Still feeling the love, she took to Instagram and wrote, “It's good to be back with my girls.”

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Why Ashley Roberts is the fittest Pussycat Doll

Why Ashley Roberts is the fittest Pussycat Doll

It was a bold move to leave the chart-topping, 15 million-selling Pussycat Dolls in 2010 – but there’s no doubt it has paid off for the multi-talented Ashley Roberts.

With a long career as a dancer and choreographer already behind her, Roberts has moved seamlessly into acting and TV presenting, as well as appearing on some of TV’s most high-profile celebrity reality shows including Dancing On Ice and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Here! Whether dancing or surviving bushtucker trials, she’s been helped by her lifelong dedication to fitness, as she tells MF.

The Pussycat Dolls were renowned for energetic dance routines. What level of fitness did that demand?

Some people don’t think of dancers as athletes but that’s garbage. All-day sessions in the studio are hardcore total-body workouts. I did ballet, tap, modern and lyrical – all different styles that tested my fitness and worked my muscles in different ways.

Having said that, my mom taught aerobics and we had a Pilates machine at home that I loved using.

So while I didn’t need to do any extra work, ever since high school I’ve been hitting the gym and doing additional mobility drills, which prepared me well for dancing professionally.

You moved from LA to London, are there different attitudes to fitness in each place?

Everyone seems to train in LA. Everyone. Training shoes and clothes are standard wear, and every gym has a smoothie bar opposite – it’s built into the city’s infrastructure as well as its culture. London isn’t quite there yet, but I’ve noticed lots more gyms popping up so it’s certainly moving in that direction.

Apart from that, the main difference is how hardcore some of the classes are in LA compared with here. I used to go to Soul Cycle spin class over there and even though they’ve introduced them in the UK, they’re not as intense.

I got some funny looks for adding extra hill sprints to the sessions while everyone else was chilling out.

Do you think your fitness has suffered as a result of that lack of intensity?

Not at all. Instead of going to classes I’ve started strength training and now my fitness is better than ever.

I go to a gym called W10 and the trainers there are more hardcore than any class instructor, which I love. As far as I’m concerned, anything that doesn’t challenge you doesn’t change you.

I need someone to really push me to motivate me. If I go to the gym by myself it’s impossible to train as hard.

Does lifting weights take up the majority of your training now?

I still do a lot of yoga. Not only is it good for mobility and injury prevention, it de-stresses me too. You need to have a balance of hardcore stuff and things that centre you, plus your body needs time to recover after doing heavy deadlifts and squats.

What is it about strength training that appeals to you?

Lifting gets my heart rate up and makes me look amazing, but more importantly it makes me feel strong. Scrap that, I don’t just feel strong – I am strong, and I think it’s important for women to feel that way.

The only thing I don’t about it are the callused hands. They suck.

I went back to LA recently and didn’t do any weight training for a while and it was the first time in ages that I didn’t have hands that looked I’d been working in construction.

Have you become a fan of any British sports since you’ve been living in London?

I’ve never been a sports fan, apart from boxing because it’s so visceral. I did go to a Welsh rugby game recently though, which was much more fun than I thought it would be. I d the fast pace, especially compared with the constant stopping and starting in American football.

Did your bushtucker trials on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Here! affect your approach to nutrition?

Well, I’ll never eat kangaroo penis again if that’s what you’re asking. I’m pretty much a vegan now, but I don’t think having to eat that informed my decision – not consciously at least. I try to have a good diet.

Every now and then I’ll have a treat, but I love most healthy foods so it’s not as if I’m depriving myself.

My trainer sometimes worries I’m not getting enough protein, but I have vegan protein smoothies to make up for the lack of meat and fish.

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What’s in your favourite vegan smoothie?

Most mornings I blend up a bunch of organic greens, such as kale and spinach, add some raw fruit such as banana, avocado and blueberries, then finish it off with some almond milk and maybe some agave if my sweet tooth needs satisfying. Finally, I add some vegan protein powder to ensure I hit my quota for the day. Try it. Even if you’re not vegan I guarantee you’ll love it.

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Strictly star and Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts says pizza-filled diet HELPS her maintain her weight

Why Ashley Roberts is the fittest Pussycat Doll

FROM her skimpy outfits in the Pussycat Dolls to stripping off in the I'm A Celeb shower – it's no secret that Ashley Roberts has an incredible figure.

But now the former Strictly star, 37, has finally revealed the secret behind her toned physique…pizza.

Strictly star Ashley Roberts has revealed the secret behind her toned physique – pizzaCredit: Instagram

Ashley has revealed she gorges on the tasty Italian delicacy and other fatty foods at least once a week – and says it's the key way she stays in shape.

In particular, she claims that keeping a “balance” is her main motto when it comes to maintaining a healthy body and mind.

In an exclusive interview, she said: “I try to live life in balance because I feel if you go to one extreme or the other sometimes it doesn't maintain.

“I feel it's important to eat healthy food because it fuels your body, it fuels your brain but also I just love a good pizza – and I just think having a pizza a week is all really within balance.

Ashley revealed she gorges on the tasty Italian delicacy and other fatty foods at least once a weekCredit: Despite her love of pizza, Ashley says her life-long passion for dance has also kept her in shapeCredit: PA:Press Association

“It's also what works best for your body and figuring that out, and for me I do to have pizza or a takeaway or cookies.

“If I have a shoot coming up maybe I might be a bit more strict on my diet but in life I just to have a bit of balance – and if I want something I eat it.

“You can have foods that you enjoy but maybe just not over-indulging in them and if you keep a balance your body is kind of able to break it down more and use it as fuel rather than it storing it in the body and causing other side-effects because it won't be beneficial to you.

“For me it's about balance – if I want to have a pizza I'm , 'I'm going to go and enjoy this' and not go and beat myself up – I just enjoy it and let the thoughts be that I'm going to enjoy it and then I feel the body will digest it more easily.”

Ashley starred in a US tv show following her love of pizzaCredit: Ashley launched new BACARDÍ dance class FRAME in LondonCredit: BACARDÍ

And Ashley has such a love of pizza she even filmed a US show specifically about the food, where she met pizza expert Scott Weiner and set out to explore pizza traditions both old and new.

Despite this, Ashley, who began training as a dancer age three, says her love of dance and all the time she's spent doing it on Strictly Come Dancing last year and during her time in the Pussycat Dolls has inevitably kept her in shape too.

Speaking ahead of the launch of a new BACARDÍ dance class at FRAME in London, she added: “I didn't realise as a young age when I was doing hip hop and ballet and jazz that the fitness was the beneficiary of doing the art.

For me it's about balance – if I want to have a pizza I'm , 'I'm going to go and enjoy this' and not go and beat myself up

Ashley Roberts

“For me I was this is about self-expression, I want to go out there and move my body and express myself through that but what an amazing side-effect of it is that you are doing fitness and you're toning your muscles, your legs, your arms – everything gets worked when you're dancing.

“My mum was into fitness when I was younger and I actually didn't realise it 'till I got older and I was , 'wow', this is actually a great way to do fitness as well.”

And while dance is her main form of exercise, Ashley also loves hot yoga and spinning – as well as working out with her new boyfriend Giovanni Pernice.

Ashley opened up about her workout sessions with boyfriend GiovanniCredit: @iamashleyroberts/ Instagram Ashley is hopeful that the Pussycat Dolls will reunite – and says the girls are still very much in touchCredit: Rex Features

“I really resonate with dancing but I love yoga, I love spinning, I love dancing and I love boxing”, she said.

“Gio and I do work out sometimes, we just did a circuit together the other day actually – he dances a lot more than I do with being in rehearsals and stuff but that's what's so great we have a lot of -minded stuff and things to do together in life which is enjoyable when you're in a relationship.

“He always wants to lift me in the gym, he always wants to do the Dirty Dancing lift, I'm 'baby stop, I've done it enough within the show'.”

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And she could be getting even more dance workouts in after she refused to rule out a Pussycat Dolls reunion with pal Nicole Scherzinger.

She teased: “I would love to do a Pussycat Dolls reunion some day – hopefully it will happen.

“We all do keep in touch, we're all on our little paths but we do all connect with each other at some point and check in.”

Ashley says the Pussycat Dolls “check-in” with each other regularlyCredit: BACARDÍMusic video for Woman Up by former Pussy Cat Doll Ashley Roberts

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Kimberly Wyatt Shares Epic Throwback Photos Of The Pussycat Dolls: ‘Lil Kittens’

Why Ashley Roberts is the fittest Pussycat Doll

The Pussycat Dolls are back, and member Kimberly Wyatt took to Instagram to share a number of epic throwback photos from when the group first started.

Along with Wyatt, the original lineup consisted of lead singer Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Carmit Bachar, Jessica Sutta, and Melody Thornton. The latter has decided to not be part of the latest reunion.

The Dolls have always been known for their uniquely bold style, and Wyatt’s most recent post proves that.

In the first shot, the “When I Grow Up” songstresses posed in a group pic where Wyatt, Thornton, Scherzinger, and Bachar were captured standing up, and Sutta and Roberts were sitting down.

Wyatt wore a red top with ripped jeans. She sported a quiff and pulled the rest of her blond hair up.

Thornton opted for a pink crop top with denim shorts that had bright detailing on them. She paired the ensemble with yellow heels and sported her hair in a high ponytail.

Scherzinger also stunned in a bright pink crop top and sleeveless black duster. She wore black pants and accessorized herself with a belt that had “PCD” written in large gold letters. The “Don’t Hold Your Breath” hitmaker sported numerous bracelets and wore her long dark hair down for the photo op.

Bachar rocked her signature fiery red hair straight down and posed in a black crop top with “PCD” written in white large letters. The “Don’t Cha” chart-topper paired her ensemble with camo capris, black heels, and several bracelets.

Sutta wore a striped crop top with black pants while Roberts wowed in a purple tank top with cuffed jeans and leopard-print heels.

In the next slide, they all stood up for the photo, flashing smiles and looking happy to be in each other’s company.

In the last two frames, Wyatt attached another group photo where the Dolls posed in front of a leopard-print backdrop in the same outfits.

For her caption, Wyatt referred to herself and her group members as “lil kittens.” She didn’t specify when these pictures were taken, but they appear to be from the early days of the Pussycat Dolls.

In the span of 14 hours, her post racked up more than 9,900 s and over 140 comments, proving to be popular with her 154,000 followers.

“I could look at the old school photos of you girls all day. Queens!” one user wrote, adding multiple crown emoji.

“These are so cute!” another devotee shared.

“Hottest girl band ever!” remarked a third fan.

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