Sophie Ellis-Bextor has admitted that she doesn’t mind going skimpy on this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.
The ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’ singer has joined the lineup of the BBC show and has spent the last few weeks deep in rehearsals with her new professional partner Brendan Cole.
So far Brendan is used to seeing Sophie dance in sweat pants and jeans, so he could be in for quite an eye opener when the live shows begin because the pop songstress is planning to go all out when she makes her dance debut.
Sophie has revealed that she’s happy to strip when the live rounds start this Friday and has told the wardrobe department that they are free to experiment with her in any way possible.
She told Radio Times: “I hope that by the end I’ll be completely encrusted in diamante with a hot body like the pro girls, wearing little outfits with tassels.
“I used to perform at nightclubs in my pants, so I’m not nervous.”
The star also admitted that she’s had to work up to her Strictly appearance, as she’s been asked to take part in the show on numerous occasions previously.
However Sophie has always felt too nervous and ‘self conscious’ to don her dance shoes before now. She’s pretty worried about making herself look like a fool and continued:
“I have been approached a few times, but doing the choreography in my music videos made me feel self-conscious, so I always said no. But I don’t care about looking daft any more.
“I’m 34, happy, I love my work and I’m ready to make a fool of myself – poor Brendan.”
So far Brendan Cole is more than happy with her progress and after revealing earlier in the week that he’s moved on to rehearsing their second routine with the singer, last night he tweeted fans saying:
“Big day of training…went very well. Cannot wait to hit the floor with @SophieEB & to see what everyone else has done! Huge weekend ahead!”
He’s sounding pretty excited about it all and added:
“…2.5 days of training left, Then Thursday in Elstree Studios for camera/lighting block…
Friday and Saturday Show Time #SCD”
Check out what Sophie and Brendan were doing with their naked barbie dolls yesterday here!