Strictly Come Dancing viewers sob as Ashley Roberts breaks down in tears over celebrity dancer’s tribute to late fatherNovember 10, 2018
STRICTLY fans sobbed as they watched Ashley Roberts break down in tears after an emotional dance in memory of her late dad.
The former Pussycat Dolls star lost her 70-year-old dad Pat in March after he took his own life following a long battle with his physical and mental heath.
Ashley Roberts broke down after delivering a flawless performance in memory of her dad on Strictly[/caption]
Tonight she danced in his memory to a song about loss, which touched the hearts of viewers.
Head judge Shirley Ballas also teared up as she praised the celebrity dancer for her performance.
One fan said: “Oh my god I’m in tears @bbcstrictly gorgeous dance Ashley & Pascha #Wow #Strictly #SCD.”
Another said: “Wow Ashley…im in tears … #Strictly.”
Someone else added: “Well, Ashley and Pasha’s Contemporary made me teary! I absolutely loved it #strictly.”
Another fan said: “Ashley is superb, that dance was so beautiful, her dad would be so proud #Strictly.”
Shirley stood up to give her comments, saying: “I think today you spoke for everybody in the country who has ever lost somebody they love.
“I also lost somebody, like many others. It was sincere, from your heart and purely danced from a beautiful place.
” I am sad that your dad is not here to see it but I know he’ll be proud of you.”
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Ashley admitted taking part in the hit BBC show is helping her overcome her grief following her dad’s suicide.
Soon after starting rehearsals, the singer said: “The public are aware of what I’ve been through.
“I’m grateful to be here and to put my focus into this show and enjoy myself.”
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