Kimberly Wyatt says Strictly Come Dancing bosses rejected her because she is "too professional".

The snub came because execs had concerns after her former bandmate Ashley Roberts divided fans.

Ashley's participation in 2018 caused a row over her previous dance experience - with some fans saying it gave her an unfair advantage over the other celebs.

Stunning Kimberly wasn't put off by that and wanted a stab at the BBC show and her reps had conversations with the telly bosses.

But it seems they weren't keen for a repeat.

Kimberly was very keen to follow in Ashley's footsteps

"From any chats that I've had, Strictly feel that I’m too professional to be a contestant," she told The Sun.

"It's such a shame as I’d love to learn ballroom, my dancing experience holds me back as a contestant.”

Kimberly was well known for her raunchy performances with the Pussycat Dolls.

But they said no to the Pussycat Dolls dancer

In 2019, the band – which also consists of Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Nicole Scherzinger and Jessica Sutta – sparked fury with an X-Rated performance on The X Factor : Celebrity.

It was apparently too sexy for some with the performance during a family show

Kimberly argues the sexy outfits and sizzling routines performed by the chart topping band are "empowering" and that women should be allowed to celebrate their "space".

Ashley Roberts' appearance caused problems - and the BBC weren't keen for a repeat

She has spoken about the reaction for the first time - and hit out at the grumbles.

"It makes me sad people are so hung up on ­costumes," she told the publication.

“Pussycat Dolls stand for being empowered females owning their space and being there for each other.”

The controversial performance on The X Factor had been the first time they’d performed together as a group in a decade.