Strictly's Ashley Roberts has Shirley Ballas in TEARS in dance dedicated to late dad

Shirley Ballas was moved to tears after Ashley Roberts performed an incredibly moving dance dedicated to her late dad. Ashley and her partner Pasha Kovalev performed a Couples’ Choice Con

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X Ambassadors. Ahead of performing the number, Ashley was incredibly emotional as she spoke about her father. The story about the dance is loss - I lost my dad earlier this year, the Pussycat Dolls singer explained. My dad and I connected over music and performing. So to have this show come in at this time - I just feel that it is a gift in so many ways... I kn

ow that he is

with me, and that means a lot. Ashley was very emotional after her performance

(Image: BBC) Head judge Shirley Ballas was equally moved by Ashleys pe

rformance (Image: BB

C) Ashley said the routine was dedicated to her

late father (Image: BBC) Strictly Come Dancing Ashley has spoken of her grief after her father took his own life earlier this year, revealing that shes been reeling in pain and conf

usion since his suicide. Pat Roberts, 69, who once played drums with 60s legends The Mamas The Papas, suffered with his mental and physical health. Ashley opened up about her loss on social media back in April, telling fans: With great sadness in my heart, I wanted to share wi2020第84期跑狗玄机图 th you that on the 19th of March - after a long battle of physical and mental heath - My father took his own life. Ashleys father committed suicide in March this year (I

mage: Instagram) Ashley said she wanted to do her late dad proud with her time on Strictly (Image: BBC) The past 3.5

weeks Ive been in a state of shock, confusion, questioning, pain so deep in my guts it’s been hard to come up for

air. Feeling like I dont know h

ow to move forward from here. What am I supposed to do with all this? She went on: For now, I sit here with this pain - Inviting it ALL in. To teach me, to heal me, to rebuild me. If any of you have gone through something similar. I understand and my heart goes out to you. If you need support, you can call the Samaritans free at any time of the day or night from any phone on 116 123. You can also email at j . *Strictly Come Dancing airs tonight at 7pm on BBC One Do you have a story to sell? Get in touch with us at or call us direct 0207 29 33033 Read MoreShowbiz and TV editors picksCorrie in chaos as stars quitSam picked a gorgeous venue on a budgetPeter Andre sparks baby rumoursCould you wear a Victoria Beckham dress?