'Only Nicole Scherzinger was allowed to talk!' Ashley Roberts claims she was banned from speaking in the Pussycat Dolls
Nicole Scherzinger was always the frontwoman of The Pussycat Dolls, garnering the lead vocals and the most press attention.
However, Ashley Roberts admitted that during her time with the girl group, all the bandmembers were essentially were banned from speaking, with only Nicole allowed to speak on their behalf.
After reaching the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! final on Thursday, David Haye congratulated Ashley for making such an impression on viewers for a non-UK star.
Glad to be her own person: Ashley Roberts spoke about the negative aspects of life as a Pussycat Doll on I'm A Celebrity on Thursday night
The American singer/dancer admitted she was surprised herself because she didn't think she was known as an individual during her five years in the group.
She said in Thursday's episode: 'Even in the group I wasn’t allowed to talk, we were told to be quiet.
'Only Nicole was allowed to talk, we would occasionally pitch in.'
A shocked Charlie Brooks responded: 'Only Nicole was allowed to talk? Why did they say that then? Did that not drive you nuts?'
Ashley replied: 'Are you serious? Why do you think the band broke up? U2 are still together and they split everything down the middle.'
Don't speak! Ashley with her former Pussycat Dolls bandmates (L-R) Kimberly Wyatt, Jessica Sutta, Nicole Scherzinger and Melody Thornton
When David asked if money was divided equally between the Pussycat Dolls, Ashley answered: 'No.'
The Pussycat Dolls - a pop version of a successful burlesque act of the same name - launched onto the music scene in 2005 with their debut single Don't Cha, which was a worldwide hit.
Originally created as a six piece, the oldest bandmember Carmit Bachar quit in March 2008 to focus on her solo career.
However, by early 2009 the group had parted ways after their last few singles were billed 'The Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger'.
Frontwoman: Nicole at a Battersea, London studio on Monday
In a recent interview, Nicole claimed she had '95 per cent' of the vocals on the Pussycat Dolls albums.
She told VH1's Behind The Music: 'I love those girls, they're like my sisters, but people don't even know the story. They have no idea. I was in the centre because I was singing. I was the one singing.
'I never really talked about it, but I'll never forget I finished the album PCD and [producer] Ron [Fair] and I brought the girls into the studio and we played it for them, and it was the first time they'd ever heard the music.
'Do you understand what I'm saying? We played the album for the Pussycat Dolls. It was the first time they'd ever heard the songs.'
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