A friend of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! runner-up Ashley Roberts has revealed that the ex-Pussycat Doll was a contender for the hosting job on this year's X Factor USA.
Bobby Newberry, who was in Australia supporting Roberts, is quoted by the Sunday Mirror as revealing that she "just missed out" to eventual winner of the job Khloe Kardashian.
"She’s on a path …she would love to do television presenting," it is claimed. "She just missed out on a job at the X Factor USA, hosting the show and I know she was very keen to do that. If she got the opportunity to work on the UK show, she would do that in a heartbeat.
"The UK loves her and they want more of her, so this isn’t the end of her on television screens in the UK."
Left: Ashley on I'm A Celeb. Right: Khloe hosts XF USA (Photos: WENN)
A source also hinted that she'd love to replace Caroline Flack and Olly Murs on The Xtra Factor, if they decided against returning next year.
"She loves the States and her family, but she hasn’t really got anything keeping her there," they claim. "Her representatives have been inundated with offers of work and she could become a household name in Britain now she has stepped out of the shadow of Nicole and the rest of the Pussycat Dolls.
"X Factor would be her dream gig, but if she couldn’t make it on to the main show, she would be perfect for the Xtra Factor on ITV2."
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