Strictly Come Dancing is in full swing and this weekend noticed the contestants arrive within the legendary Blackpool.

And the present didn’t disappoint, as Ashley Roberts and her skilled accomplice Pasha Kovalev took Saturday evening by storm.

After an unimaginable Jive the pair have been awarded 4 scores of ten – giving them the primary good 40 on this 12 months’s collection.

This has left the dance duo trying ahead to this weekend’s Samba, which is able to see them trying to prime final week’s show.

Ashley and Pasha appeared on as we speak’s version of This Morning to debate the weekend forward.

However host Phillip Schofield was keen to search out out Ashley’s tackle the criticisms primarily based on her expertise in former band The Pussycat Dolls.

She defined: “Nicely with the The Pussycat Dolls it was a whole lot of booty popping and hip hop.”

Nonetheless she went on to insist: “It was ten years in the past – it’s totally different, I’ve to get targeted [for Strictly].

“It’s such a special fashion, it’s important to change the way you maintain your weight – out of your ankles to your nostril. It’s so exact.”

Ashley went on to deal with the criticisms additional by including: “I did have this dance expertise however I’m within the studio each week with Pasha.

“And to me it’s all about giving the most effective efficiency.”

Regardless of the claims she was too skilled to be signed as much as the present, Ashley additionally talked about being approached for the present sooner.

She revealed: “There have been conversations [about joining the show] – not gives.

“However this 12 months the timing was proper – I acquired the supply and I used to be similar to ‘sure!’.”

Ashley additionally spoke in regards to the problem of taking over the present, and its continuously altering dance routines.

“Sure [it is tough],” she continued. “I’m within the health world, I like boxing, and it’s so rewarding but it surely kicks your butt!

“We all the time name Tuesdays ‘horrible Tuesdays’ as a result of we’re like: ‘How are we going to tug this off?’

“However one way or the other it form of comes collectively and on Saturday you’re like okay!”

This week Ashley and Pasha will probably be dancing the Samba to Sizzling Sizzling Sizzling by Arrow.

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 will air on Saturday on BBC One at 6.50pm.

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