Sophie Ellis-Bextor

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‘I want Mickey by Toni Basil played at my funeral’: Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s honest playlist
The singer loves a bit of disco on the dancefloor and Prince in the bedroom, but when it comes to karaoke, she keeps faith with George Michael

Elle Hunt

03, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor: never stop dancing, it’s the best tonic for these pandemic times | Rebecca Nicholson
The singer’s 24-hour marathon feat not only raised a fortune but a nation’s spirits along the way

Rebecca Nicholson

20, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Janet Ellis: ‘Having a famous mum was a high value currency when I was little’
For this new series, the pop star recreates a childhood photo with her Blue Peter presenter mother, as they talk clothes, careers and childhood friendships

Harriet Gibsone

25, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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UK musicians back call to end harassment of women at live gigs
Exclusive: Safe Spaces Now initiative launched as data reveals 40% of women under 40 have been sexually harassed at music event

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

13, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Experience: amnesia made me forget ever making an album
A car crash left me with major memory loss. When I listened to the songs afterwards, I was hearing things I had written but had no recollection of

Billy Reeves

23, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Celebrity fab abs: who’s top of the lockdown dance fitness classes?
Whether it’s dancing with Oti Mabuse or hopping with Marcus Rashford, our reporter has the numbers and abs to find out who is Joe Wicks’s biggest rival

Zoe Williams

15, Jan, 2021 @2:44 PM

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‘The idea was to put smiles on faces – and it snowballed’: the people who saved 2020
From the Spider-Men who rescued the children of Stockport, to the women who won the Nobel prize, here are seven people who brightened the darkest days

Jessica Murray, Toby Moses, Tim Jonze, Sirin Kale, Micha Frazer-CarrollVanessa Kisuule

26, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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My perfect Christmas playlist, by Michael Kiwanuka, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Tim Burgess
Pop stars who lit up 2020 talk about their Christmas routines and share the tracks they turn to on the big day – scroll down to hear their choices

Jude Rogers

20, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Spiller: how we made Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)
The dance classic was the first song ever to be played on an iPod. But, as its creators reveal, the demo was left in a car – then tossed on to a floor and forgotten

Interviews by Elizabeth Aubrey

08, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor's lockdown listening: 'A child could understand it – stay at home'
Ahead of her final kitchen disco livestream, the singer has been listening to Prince’s rudest hits and doing Lion King numbers with her kids

Interview by Laura Snapes

29, May, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor on music, motherhood and lockdown discos: ‘Most of my children are feral!’
The fiercely private pop star is in lockdown with her five kids – and has turned her home into a weekly live-streamed party. It’s a way to feel connected and lifted, she says, in a world turned upside-down

Dylan B Jones

21, Apr, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Rufus and Martha Wainwright review – quirky, magnificent festive blowout
Chrissie Hynde, Neil Tennant and Sophie Ellis-Bextor joyously topped up the Wainwright siblings’ big-hearted Christmas fundraiser, A Not So Silent Night

Ian Gittins

08, Dec, 2019 @11:36 AM

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