Ashley Roberts is to swap the soaring temperatures of the jungle for the cold of the ice rink after agreeing to become the newest Dancing On Ice judge.

The former Pussycat Doll and I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! runner-up will be taking a seat on the judging panel alongside Jason Gardiner, Robin Cousins and Karen Barber for the new series of the show.

Speaking to The Mirror, she said: "We have some fantastic names lined up for next year - and to work alongside Torvill and Dean is such an honour. They are absolute legends."

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Ashley has said she is thrilled to be a part of the show and can't wait to get started

It will be interesting to see what the US star makes of some of the skaters taking part in this year's show. While the programme boasts international household names like Pamela Anderson, and Olympians Beth Tweddle and Luke Campbell, she will also be facing UK names including Keith Chegwin and Joe Pasquale.

Ashley will also have to deal with the bickering between the judges themselves, as Karen is not expected to hold back any punches against Jason this year, especially after he made disparaging comments about her decision to become a coach last series.

She is not the first Pussycat Doll to turn to judging TV shows, as former bandmate Kimberly Wyatt has been involved with Sky1's show Got to Dance and Nicole Scherzinger has judged both the US and UK editions of The X Factor.