Ellis-Bextor in sentimental dance
Friday 11th October 2013, 12:11AM BST.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor is rehearsing a sentimental song for this weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing – the tune from her first wedding dance.
The chart star, who dazzled the judges last weekend, will perform a samba to Lionel Richie’s hit All Night Long in the BBC1 show on Saturday.
The singer – married to The Feeling’s bass player Nick Jones – has become a new favourite to win the contest after her nimble Charleston which earned a nine from each of the judges.
Sophie said:” All Night Long is a very special song for me, it was the first dance at my wedding. Considering I married a musician, there was a lot of music on the day and I sang to him.
“It was playing on the radio when we first started going out. We actually choreographed a little routine (for the first dance) – we started shuffling then went into a 70′s routine, John Travolta-esque. Then we grabbed people to join in,” she said.
The next edition of Strictly is on at 6.30pm on Saturday.