Britney fan Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale thinks Britney Spears is "amazing".

The 'High School Musical' star - who plays Sharpay Evans in the Disney movie franchise - doesn't mind the comparisons between herself and Britney because she admires the troubled singer as an artist.

Ashley, who started out in the industry aged three appearing in TV commercials, said: "I think Britney is an amazing artist and would never put her down.

"She is amazing at what she does, but to be in the spotlight like that at 16 is hard. I mean, I'm 23 and I'm dealing with it and it's overwhelming."

Ashley also recalled the first time she was cast in an advert.

She added: "I always got the food commercials when I was younger because I had the best 'bite and reaction', where you eat the food and are really excited by it!"

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