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Ashley Roberts baffled by British slang

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Jan 17, 2014 | 8:24am EST

Singer Ashley Roberts was left squirming with embarrassment on U.K. TV on Friday (17Jan14) when she mistook a slang British expression for an indecent proposal. The Pussycat Dolls star is currently staying in the country during her stint as a judge on reality show Dancing on Ice, and she appeared as a guest on live talk show Loose Women on Friday. Roberts agreed to take part in a fun quiz to test her knowledge of London's rhyming slang but was left completely baffled by the questions before mistakenly translating one phrase as an offer of sex. Roberts struggled to understand why 'Britney Spears' is used as slang for 'beers' and 'north and south' translates as 'mouth', but it was a third phrase that left her red-faced. Host Lisa Maxwell asked the pop star for the meaning of the phrase 'Would you Adam and Eve it?', and she replied, "Would you get down and dirty?" As the audience howled with laughter, Maxwell explained the true meaning of the phrase - 'Would you believe it?' - and Roberts giggled as she replied, "Oh right! I see... Okay, I get it now."

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