Ashley Tisdale's mother is teaching her how to be a cheerleader.

The 'High School Musical' star appears in new TV series 'Wildcats' as a pom-pom waving dancer and her mom Lisa has been showing what moves she needs to know.

Ashley said: "I was never a cheerleader but luckily my mom was, and she's been giving me some great tips. It's hard but I'm really enjoying it and it's a great way to keep fit. In fact I've never been so fit!"

The 25-year-old actress has previously admitted her mother is the biggest influence in her life.

She said: "My mom is very confident and she was always a role model of mine. I never really looked up to celebrities when I was young.

"I definitely work hard at stuff. I never give up on things. If I'm going to do something, I'm going to go a hundred per cent into it - just like my mom."