Ashley Roberts’ stunned reaction after Strictly dance-off horror

Ashley Roberts was stunned tonight after finding herself in the dreaded Strictly Come Dancing dance-off for a second week running.

Strictly viewers appear to have turned on the Pussycat Doll, who finished in a seemingly comfortable joint second on the leaderboard with a big score of 38.

Ashley and her partner Pasha Kovalev’s Quickstep to Don’t Rain On My Parade from Funny Girl got a strong reaction from the judges but failed to impress the voters.

The audience let out an audible gasp when presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman announced that the red hot favourite was in the bottom two again.

Ashley managed to survive last week’s scare as the judges unanimously chose to save her over cricketer Graeme Swann.

But there was no positive response from the public as they opted not to save Ashley from the dance-off.

She was joined in the bottom two by Charles Venn and his partner Karen Clifton.

When asked if it gets any easier, Ashley said: "It definitely doesn’t. It is what it is. We have to go out there and show everyone we want to be here."

Ashley had been tipped to win the show after scoring a perfect 40 at Blackpool but her chances are diminishing by the week.

The reason behind Ashley’s fall from grace could be claims that she has an ‘unfair advantage’ over the rest of the field.

Some Strictly purists are not happy about the singer’s previous dancing experience with the Pussycat Dolls.

Last month, Ashley hit back at the claims she has an ‘unfair advantage’ over her fellow celebrities.

Speaking on This Morning, she said: "With the Pussycat Dolls it was a lot of booty pop, hip-hop dancing stuff which was over ten years ago.

"But [this] is such a different style of dance, I mean, the way that they transfer the weight and from the ankles to the knees to the shoulders.

"It’s so elegant and classy, and so precise. I mean, listen, I did have this dance experience but I am learning and I’m in the studio every week with Pash giving it my all."

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday at 6.35pm, with the results show on Sunday at 7.15pm on BBC One.

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