Former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts has joined the judging panel of Dancing on Ice.

The 31-year-old singer, who finished in second place on this year’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!, has been unveiled as a last-minute addition to the show, which starts back next Sunday (January 6).

Speaking to ITV about her new role, Roberts said: "I'm beyond excited to be joining Dancing on Ice as a judge. To work alongside Torvill and Dean is such an honour, they're absolute legends.

"We've got some fantastic names this year and I can't wait to see their routines on the ice."

Dancing on Ice returns to ITV on January 6, 2013 and will feature actress Pamela Anderson, Olympians Beth Tweddle and Luke Campbell, Coronation Street's Samia Ghadie and The Only Way Is Essex star Lauren Goodger, among others.