Former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts – a finalist on last year’s Strictly Come Dancing – is to host the 2019 Baking Industry Awards.

A skilled presenter, musician and actress, Roberts shot to fame following the release of The Pussycat Dolls album PCD, and during her seven years in the group, it sold over 54 million records worldwide.

Two years after leaving The Pussycat Dolls, Roberts appeared on UK screens as a contestant on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! She was also a judge on the eighth and ninth series of Dancing on Ice, presented the ‘Ant vs Dec’ segment on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, and was a guest judge on BBC One talent competition Let It Shine.

In 2017, she was a regular on The Keith Lemon Sketch Show and Coming In America, and in 2018, reached the finals of Strictly Come Dancing after being paired with professional dance partner Pasha Kovalev.

On 4 September at the Royal Lancaster, London, Roberts will present the awards at the biggest night in the baking industry calendar.

The awards recognise stand-out businesses, individuals and products across categories including Bakery Manufacturer of the Year, Craft Bakery Business of the Year and Supermarket Bakery Business of the Year. Other categories also recognise stand-out individuals and products.

This year’s event will feature a dazzling ‘Intergalactic’ theme, and will begin with a champagne reception, followed by a three-course dinner, then the awards ceremony itself, hosted by Roberts. And guests can enjoy entertainment into the wee hours with hundreds of other bakery delegates at this premier networking event.

To book tickets to the ceremony

Go to and click on the ‘Book Your Tickets’ button

When: Wednesday 4 September 2019

Where: Royal Lancaster, Lancaster Terrace, London

Tickets:  £295 a ticket, table of 10: £2,690

Tickets sell out fast, so apply early to or call 01293 846593.

(Finalists and partners attend free)