Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Contestants: Sophie Ellis-Bextor Announced

Strictly Come Dancing

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It’s just been officially announced that singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be one of the Strictly Come Dancing 2013 celebrity contestants.

The 34 year old who is currently in the middle of recording her latest album, has reportedly signed a deal with the BBC to appear on this years series worth around £25,000.

Sophie is most famous in the UK for her songs ‘If This Ain’t Love’ and rather appropriately ‘Murder on the Dance Floor’ which she’ll now no doubt be dancing to at some point on Strictly.

As you can see from the video below, this won’t be the singers first attempt at ballroom dancing. We’ll have to wait for the start of the new series though to see whether or not this gives her an advantage over the competition.

Check out the full list of celebrities taking part in this years Strictly.