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Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts joins new radio station Heart 00s

Ashley Roberts, who sold tens of millions of records worldwide in the noughties as a member of The Pussycat Dolls, is joining new station Heart 00s to host her first ever solo radio show.

Heart 00s, which launched across the UK today at 12 noon, joins sister stations Heart 70s, Heart 80s, Heart 90s and Heart Dance on DAB Digital Radio, on Global Player on smart speakers and online, playing hits of the 00s.

Ashley will be on-air each Saturday 4-7pm starting tomorrow, she says: “We’re taking you back to the noughties hunnis and I’m beyond excited to be hosting my first ever solo radio show on Saturday nights! The noughties has a special place in my heart as it’s an era with a lot of incredible memories. I can’t wait to play you the most iconic throwback tunes on Heart 00s… including a few Pussycat Dolls songs too!”

In addition to her new show, Ashley will continue to be a part of Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden.

Mike Pantelli, who joins Heart 00s from Capital Xtra Reloaded, will host weekday mornings, 6am – 10am on the new station, with his first show launching on Monday, 23 May at 6am.

Heart00s Breakfast Host Mike Pantelli

“I’m really excited to be part of Heart’s brand-new station, Heart 00s. Heart is so iconic, and it’s a real privilege to be hosting the Heart 00s Breakfast show. Looking forward to waking you all up,” says Mike.

The news comes as Global reports massive growth for Heart’s decades stations (Heart 70s, 80s, 90s and Heart Dance), all seeing huge audience gains.

Heart’s Managing Editor, Andy Everett commented: “We know the noughties are wildly popular with our listeners, and they will love the joyful nostalgia of Y2K when we launched into a new millennium.

“Gen Z are discovering millennial music on TikTok with tracks like Where Is The Love by the Black Eyed Peas and Vanessa Carlton’s 2001 track, A Thousand Miles. This is the perfect time to launch Heart 00s. It’s time to don double denim and turn up the feel good noughties style!”

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